She’s swapped the beaches of Perth for the cobblestones of Florence. Since relocating six years ago, freelance travel writer Nardia Plumridge has sought out the best the Tuscan capital has to offer, from cafes and restaurants, to galleries and wine bars. It’s ground research that has culminated in her new insider’s guide to the city, Lost in Florence.

But Florentine fabulousness aside, she’s honed her travel skills with twice-monthly international jaunts between Europe, Asia and Australia, making her a packing pro.

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