Introducing our new baby: Smitten Italy Travel Co.
I started this blog in 2012, the year we decided to move to Italy. It started on a whim, a place to write about our food and travel adventures and keep in touch with our friends and family after we moved to Milan.
A spark was lit inside me as I connected with other expats, travelers and dreamers- and it was so fun to share what we’ve learned and help people plan their own trips or moves to Italy.
As the years have passed, Merry Feast has changed with us- as we explored our beloved Italy and beyond and then returned to the US, and this past year we’ve had some lovely growing pains.
As I wrestled with my wish to simplify and serve this beautiful community of Italy Lovers, I discovered that what I really adore is helping travelers plan their trips. Specifically, creating guides and resources that are helpful to you.
I've been doing that unofficially through the Merry Feast blog, but felt this tug of war between wanting to find some clarity & focus for my little blog and business, and not wanting too much change.
I finally came to the conclusion that change is inevitable and sometimes you just have to jump in and go for it. So I wanted to let you know I am doing just that by creating an all new Italy Lovers HQ- Smitten Italy Travel Co.
This site, the Merry Feast blog will continue to live on, right here with a decidedly “delicious travels in the Pacific Northwest and beyond” focus. But all my best Italy content is moving to its new shiny home- SMITTENITALY.CO.
Smitten Italy Travel Co. will be a comprehensive collection of Italy Travel resources plus handcrafted itineraries, travel planning templates and more.
Food is such a huge part of our travel experience, and many of yours too. We will still be sharing all the delicious things from Italy including reviews, tours, food guides, and more.
I will continue to create food focused small group tours in Italy, offer travel planning assistance and custom foodie itineraries. (yay- so much fun!)
My happy place is truly sharing the best ways to connect with Italy and create unforgettable adventures while you are there. I hope you’re as excited as I am for this grand new adventure! I’ll see you over there!
p.s. You will still be able to access the Smitten Italy Shop whenever you want, from within the new Smitten Italy website, or at its new home address! www.smittenitalyshop.co