Meet Miss Adventures
Ciao! I'm Catalina!

Ciao! Let me introduce myself. My name is Catalina, and I’m the 20-something travel addict and blogger behind Miss Adventures Abroad.

I'm originally from a small town in the Midwest, but I have always had a love for exploring this great big world. After graduating from college in California, I landed my dream job working as a student travel guide in Florence, Italy.

There, I created Miss Adventures Abroad as a way to share my best travel tips, study abroad advice, and thoughts on living in Italy with fellow wanderers and travel enthusiasts.

So far, I've wandered through 25 countries, 6 continents, and counting!

When I'm not out exploring or consuming entirely too much gelato for my own good, you can find me in a cafe, sipping a cappuccino & typing up posts all about Florence, travel, and study abroad!

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  1. Eloise on September 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Hi Catalina,
    Good job on you blog! I have nominated you for a Liebster award! 😉

  2. Vivien on November 16, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Hello Catalina!

    I love all your posts about Florence! I also studied abroad there and completely fell in love, so I was wondering how you got your start in being a tour guide there? Hope you’re having the best adventures!



    • Catalina on November 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Vivien! I’m happy to hear you have enjoyed my posts about beautiful Firenze! I will send you a personal message regarding working in Italy! Also, loved your blog-your photos are so cute!

  3. Gabi @ Books & Trips on January 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Catalina,

    I just spent an hour reading through your blog and I really enjoyed it! I love the posts about your hometown, I’ve been there in 2011 and 2012 and fell in love with this beautiful city. You are a lucky lady!

    Anyway, I just wanted to drop by and tell you that you are doing a great job with this blog! Keep it up!

    Best wishes from Bucharest, Romania

    • Catalina on January 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Hello Gabi! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoy my site and that you too found a love for Florence! Hope you are doing well and that you return to this beautiful city someday!

  4. Natasha on February 1, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I am jealous of your dream job! I will be visiting Italy in June and I’m about to give up on planning our days in Venice, Cinque Terre and Florence!. It’s overwhelming.

    • Catalina on February 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks so much! It really is such a great way to explore Italy! Yes planning can be overwhelming, but hopefully you’ll find my posts on Florence and my Cinque Terre Guide to be of use! Feel free to e-mail me with any specific questions you may have!

  5. Andreea U. on February 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Catalina,

    I was just wandering on the internet trying to gather all the info about Firenze as I will arrive there this week and I stumbbled upon your website and fell in love with your stories and pictures.
    Congratulations for your work and thank you for all the tips!

    Hugs from Bucharest, Romania


    • Catalina on February 12, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Hello Andreea,

      I am so glad that you discovered my site and I hope you found all of my posts about my favorite city to be helpful! Thank you so much for reaching out and I’ sure you will have an amazing time and will fall for Firenze just like I did!

  6. Andreea U. on February 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Just so you know… I fell in love with Firenze shortly after I got there so….you were right!
    We had an amazing time, got lost on the little streets, enjoyed the views on Ponte Vecchio and had a prosecco and a pizza bianca with carciofi at Mangia Pizza. Ahhhhh and that gelato! Made me a sinner!
    We walked through the city from 11AM till`18PM.


    Thank you again,


    • Catalina on February 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Ciao Andreea! Yay! It is so great to know that you loved Firenze, and I’m so glad you found my blog before your trip! It sounds like you had an excellent time. And I know-the gelato and pizza is to die for! Thanks for reading, hopefully you will return to Florence again some day!

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