Based in North Carolina, Monica Mattioli's passion for storytelling sparked during business trips that took her from New York to San Francisco, all around the Southern US, and internationally to Brazil and Italy. Her background spans marketing, public relations, academics, travel and tourism. Equally at home at the keyboard and on camera, Monica is a people person with a gift for languages. Reporting these days primarily from the U.S., number one on her travel bucket list is Hondarribia, Spain, a village in the Basque Country. Visit her via Instragram and follow her blog, MokesOnTheMove.
I relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina just about the time travel restrictions began. While obeying the various rules in place, I poked around as much as I could ...On November 3, 2021 / By Monica Mattioli
Three U.S. Presidents hailed from North Carolina: 7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson; 11th U.S. President James Knox Polk; and 17th U.S. President Andrew Johnson. Though they all were ...On October 4, 2021 / By Monica Mattioli
Situated on Florida’s spectacular Gulf Coast, Sarasota is widely known as a magnet for artists and holds public art incredibly precious. Beyond Sarasota public art, including art installations ...On May 3, 2021 / By Monica Mattioli
What pops into your head when you think of a favorite tavern, pub, or corner bar? Corner bars are iconic to American culture. Nearly every small town has ...On February 15, 2021 / By Monica Mattioli