Jessica with support local box

What I’m doing during this “break”

The world is going through something big, something scary, and something relatively unknown. It’s affected industries beyond what people may have initially thought. Pretty much everyone is hurting and we are doing our best to survive–literally. Being inside for potentially weeks-on-end is daunting

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Catania Duomo

Traveling during the Coronavirus: our Italy travel story

There is no advice in this post, please always look to your government’s health organization, the World Health Organization or your Center for Disease Control. For travel advice, please check with your State Department, Foreign Affairs Office or whichever office gives travel advice

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My experience in Hong Kong during the protests

This is my personal post about visiting Hong Kong during the protests. This is my account, my feelings, my emotions. They are all valid. My options on the matter will also be expressed. It’s how I see things and how I see right

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Jess on the Amsterdam Canals

2018 – My year in review

A funny thing happened in 2018: we didn’t have any trips planned at the beginning of the year and then I ended up flying on 26 planes and traveled for 117 days this year. I wasn’t really sure how that all happened, and

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My 2018 blogging goals — the best year yet!

I’ve been thinking about my blogging goals for 2018 for a while lately. After the holiday break, Sean and I sat down and went over all my random notes that were all over the place to finally put everything in one place so

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2017 in review

2017 – My year in review

My 2017 year in review is very much a reflection of how I felt about the year, the blog, and general life. It was a strange year for sure. My focus was all over the place…which, I guess, really means that I didn’t

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Why I blog – A back story and love letter

I used to scrapbook. I had the rolling bag with all the fun papers, stickers, crazy scissors, photo corners and more. I even went to Michael’s craft store when they had a sale on scrapbooks themselves. So, now I have a couple completely

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Jessica Cutrufello wearing a green floral dress, glasses and pink lipstick

Hi! I’m Jessica, an American who made Amsterdam her home in 2014. I share European gems through food and memorable experiences. Want to know more? Head to my about page or check out my YouTube channel.

Travel with us - Tuscany October 2022