“Who I am is inspired by where I have been.”
- Travelista73 

My name is Francesca Spizzirri, but everyone knows me as Travelista73. I am a travel journalist, magazine writer, women's retreat host, TICO certified travel designer, globetrotter, culture-hound and social media influencer whose passion to see the world has led to many extraordinary journeys. Experiences I share through a collection of images, travel tips, hotel reviews, getaway guides and travel stories. When I am not home in Toronto, you will find me jet-setting around the globe in search of my next wanderlust-inducing adventure. Bespoke experiential journeys I now offer on my intimate Travelista73 Escapes for women and tailor-made itineraries.

A passionate foodie, I have travelled extensively throughout Europe in search of my next great meal. My love of food, writing and travel was further enhanced during my 5 years abroad. Experiencing Italy as a local in my early 20s gave me a deeper appreciation for the Art of Living. Picking up and driving to Florence for the weekend was not uncommon for me. Luckily, I still have many friends and family in Europe, so I can fuel my creativity and indulge my culinary curiosity on regular visits.

Exploring vineyards, historical sites, art galleries, markets and renowned restaurants are some of my favourite things to do. However, interacting with people, learning about new cultures, and discovering hidden gems continues to be my greatest source of joy and inspiration. 

You can share my journey through the Travelista73 social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Google, where 290,000+ followers and 8+ million yearly viewers come for their daily dose of travel inspiration. In addition to being a social media influencer, I am also a travel columnist and contributing writer for Fredi, Travelweek, Italy Magazine, Vacations Magazine, Panoram Italia, Canadian Geographic Travel, Canadian Traveller, Travel Professional, Travel About, Getting On Travel, Bon Vivant and DestinationVows magazines. 

Fascinated by boutique hotels and their unique ability to incorporate comfort, style, luxury and beauty into their interiors, I often daydream of owning one. But for now, I quench my passion with stays at some of the world's finest properties that I share with you on the blog and social media, including Travelista73Hotels on Instagram.

Fun Fact: I was the first journalist in the world to report the Kardashians in Cuba! My image of them was shared around the world on sites such as The Daily Mail, TMZ and US Weekly.

My favourite souvenirs are bookmarks. Why? I love to read, so years ago I began the tradition of purchasing a new book before boarding every flight. Each book is inscribed with the date and location of my trip, along with an inspiring message. I then purchase a bookmark from every city I visit. They have become my personal heirlooms, beautiful reminders of where I have been and where I am headed.  

To quote St. Augustine, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” It is my life mission and passion to ensure I read the whole book and take everyone along for the ride! When I am not home in Toronto, you will find me jet-setting around the globe in search of my next wanderlust-inducing adventure. 

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