About Me


I am a freelance journalist, travel writer and teacher living in Milan, Italy. I currently split my time between writing about Italy, culture and the expat life and teaching elementary students English.

I graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in December 2012 and moved to Milan in February where I’m lucky enough to live every day like it’s a travel day!

On top of writing, traveling and teaching I also enjoy reading, running, yoga, snowboarding and a good cup of coffee.

Dreamer, writer, Italian speaker and passionate traveler, this blog is a space for me to explore and experiment in my storytelling and writing. It will be a reflection on my travels, an insight into different cultures and a way for me to share both with others.

Email me with questions or comments at gmoose4@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @ginamussio


22 Responses to About Me

  1. Good luck with your adventure, I look forward to reading more.

  2. Good luck with your adventure! Italy is just incomparable… ;)

    • Gina says:

      Thank you! I wholeheartedly agree! Are you still studying in Italy? Either way I hope your adventure is/was fantastic as well! :)

      • Yes! I’m still in Milan, but I’m heading to one of my last weeks of classes. After that, everything is blured and I actually have no plans. Looking forward to staying a bit more! You are in Italy for how many months already?

  3. Gina says:

    I’ve been here since February :) Good luck on your next page!

  4. Rebbecca says:

    Hello my name is Rebbecca and I am from the USA. I am currently in the 8th grade and writing a research a paper on the Freiburg Minster cathedral in Germany. I was wondering if could give some information about what you saw in the cathedral and why unique! It would really be helpful if you replied as soon as possible. Thank you so much and I would like to cite notations on your response if that’s okay with you. Thanks!

  5. Hi Gina! I just found you on Twitter :)
    Next time you come to Portofino to hike, stay with us up on the hill within Portofino Park. I have hiking poles and extra pairs of shorts, heehee
    We just opened up an Agri :) :) :)
    Ciao, Leah

  6. Duke Stewart says:

    Love to see some follow-up stories from you. I’m living abroad as well but on the other side in Korea. Italy looks fantastic and maybe someday I’ll get a visit to one of the many place you’ve written about.

    • Gina says:

      Thanks Duke! What kind of follow-up stories would you like to see? I always appreciate feedback! Korea is great, and I’m sure you’ll get to see Italy someday! 감사합니다 (< that's the power of google translate, though I did learn it as something like gamsahabnida)

      • Duke Stewart says:

        I’ll raise you a 만나서 반갑습니다 (nice to meet you). Honestly, the way that I write is similar to what I want. Don’t focus on the same old places and if you do, find a different angle. Look for a small piece of things and expand. Not really sure if you’re looking to go that route but that’s what I like to read. Anyway, best of luck to you. Will be on the lookout for your stuff. Hope you take the time to stop by mine as well.

      • Gina says:

        ha great! I’ve read some – I’ll be sure to follow!

  7. jastreiff says:

    So excited I found your blog! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Italy this coming October from California and it’s great to get some points of view!

  8. Eva says:

    Hello Gina! I’ve been reading you from my office desk since your first feature on MatadorNetwork. I find your stories very interesting, as I am a girl living aborad myself, with the difference that I have moved out of Italy. It’s extremely nice to see how passionate someone from abroad can be for my country, and I enjoy how this passion shows through in your blog.

    Buona fortuna!

    • Gina says:

      That’s so great to hear Eva! Grazie mille :) I’m sure you know, living abroad isn’t always easy/great, but it’s best to focus on the good things, and Italy has more than enough to share! I’m excited to read through your blog as well!

  9. exoligu says:

    Living every day like a travel day is living a good life. I also think that travel is a state of mind.

  10. riccardo giulianelli says:

    Hi Gina. It seems that you like my Country :-) . I’m a CS and if you want I’ll be glad to show you another little piece of Italy. Ciao. Riccardo. https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/1137037/references

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