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  • Full Name: Joy Cornett ( 55 / Female )
  • Lives In: Mesa, Arizona, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Previous Name (ie Maiden): Joy Warren
  • Website: Italy Shoppe
  • Marital Status: Married
  • About JoyC:

    I've been married to the same wonderful guy for 30 years and we have 2 grown children (ages 24 and 29).

    I've traveled to France (Paris, Nice & Provence), Africa (Senegal and The Gambia in West Africa), Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Pisa), Scotland, and Mexico (only in the two northern states of Sonora and Baja California), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and through most of the United States.

    I speak enough Mandinka, Italian, and Polish to be completely useless in trying to communicate in those languages. For example, in Polish I cannot do much more than count to 20 and say "twenty airports." How useful is that? My Spanish and French are at very elemental levels, but good enough to get around.

    The places I most want to visit next are Poland, India, Ireland, China, and Vietnam.

  • Hobbies:

    Traveling, doing crossword puzzles and reading are my only real hobbies other than photography. I love to read about different places around the world I'd like to visit!

  • Favourite places:

    Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Lucca, Italy; Edinburgh, Scotland; Banjul, The Gambia; Dakar, Senegal; Goree Island, Senegal; Nice, France; Paris, France; Guaymas, Mexico; Magdalena, Mexico; Hermosillo, Mexico; Caborca, Mexico; Navajoa, Mexico; San Carlos, Mexico; San Francisco, USA; Washington DC, USA; San Diego, USA

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Trip Stats


15 Jul 2009 - 13 Aug 2009

Visiting: United Kingdom.

The Grand Tour (230 kms)

11 Mar 2008 - 08 Apr 2008

Visiting: Italy.

Caribbean (1043 kms)

Visiting: Mexico and Jamaica.

Travel Help


I can recommend specific lodging options in Rome, Florence and Venice as well as transportation recommendations. I spent one week in Rome, one week in Venice, and three weeks in Florence - so my best advice on local info will be for Florence.

» Ask JoyC a question about Italy.


Advice, especially for women, on cultural particulars to be aware of in this country. Can also offer help with learning and understanding basic greetings in Mandinka.

» Ask JoyC a question about Gambia.

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