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ABOUT ME

Gillian Longworth McGuire


I am a Rome based blogger, ebook writer, information curator, traveler, coffee and cocktail drinker. My friends call me “the Source” and I am your go-to girl for the best information on just about anything in the eternal city, the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the island of Ponza.

I have lived in some very interesting places in the past 20 years since leaving my home state of Tennessee. Washington, DC; Niamey, Niger; Harare, Zimbabwe and now I live in Rome. 



In all of these places my favorite thing to do is figure things out. I love to research and investigate and find the best things a place has to offer. That might be a great restaurant or beautiful beach or the practical things like a dentist that speaks english or a good yoga class. What I enjoy is the hunt, a skill I learned at the knee of my treasure hunter grandmother Ethel. The best part of this for me is sharing what I have discovered. That is where the idea for Gillian’s Lists came from.

My first list, which was scribbled on a piece of paper, came when I was studying in London during my Junior year abroad and a visiting sorority sister asked me for my favorite things to do and see in London. I have been giving friends and friends of friends advice on what to do, eat and see in places I have lived or traveled to ever since. 

Once I moved to Rome and the email requests for where to eat, who was a good doctor in town and how to rent a villa in the Italian countryside got too numerous to individually respond to, I created Gillian’s Lists as a place where I could more easily share my knowledge in one dedicated place.

From the blog came my two successful apps; Rome for Expats and Amalfi Coast Travel Essentials. Both have served as another medium for me to collate and curate my favorite discoveries. Those apps turned into digital guides, (including a new one about what to do on the island of Ponza) that you find over on Amazon. 

Since I currently live in Rome a lot of what you will find here is information on where I like to eat, museums I love to visit, and tours that you should take. While all roads may lead to Rome, I often head the other direction and you will soon see I write about places other than Rome too. Like the peripatetic life I lead what you will find here is a little bit of everything.

Welcome to Gillian’s Lists; A place for travel inspiration, practical information and a whole lot of fun. I would love to hear from you. Find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest or drop me a line



Gillian Longworth McGuire

3 comments :

  1. Always so interesting to discover my city through the eyes of an expat! Glad to have found you!
    Valeria @ romenewyorklondonworld.com

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  2. thank you Gillian! lovely article and beautiful picture of our island.

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  3. Hi Gillian McGuire Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Gillian McGuire has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 Rome Blogs on the web.

    https://blog.feedspot.com/rome_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 Rome Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

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