Ciao! My name is Nardia Plumridge. I am a journalist by trade who started out in London covering music and film. Not a bad way to start a writing career. Yet people and places has always been my passion, so I naturally evolved into travel and lifestyle. Food and wine feature heavily also, so I feel I cover all the best things in life (in my happy opinion). I am passionate about independent, artisan places and authentic experiences. One of my favorite parts of my job is discovering new locations and meeting locals. I take a traditional approach to my research and literally walk the backstreets and ask natives what I should find. Being lost has never been more fun and in travel today, been more desired. Read the full article here...