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You Deserve Good Gelato

Reasons to travel the world, embrace failure, and do the sh*t that scares you

In her inimitably funny and feel-good way, Kacie Rose offers a refreshingly honest, heart-warming, and captivating take on navigating a new life abroad that offers readers a flavorful glimpse into a life of change, cultural exploration, and the pursuit of joy.

In You Deserve Good Gelato, Kacie reflects on the pure terror of driving on Italian roads, the trials of speaking a new language, and the genuine beauty of a slower pace of life, all with humor and heart. By sharing her personal stories of life under the Tuscan sun, Kacie explains how travel is a privilege, why cultural differences are the coolest things in the world, and how there’s a positive you can take away from literally any situation.

Travel meets narrative in this book that confirms the belief everyone deserves a taste of the good gelato that life has to offer – because life is too short not to do the sh*t that scares you.

“In her signature voice, Kacie Rose writes the perfect armchair travel book that just might inspire you to book that flight. Inspirational, aspirational, and entertaining.”

–Tori Dunlap, NYT Bestselling author of Financial Feminist

“This book is a love story to Italy and to an Italian – but it’s also so much more. It‘s a friendly travel guide, a companion, a peek into Italian life from the voice of your best friend. Kacie Rose makes Italy and travel at large feel magical and difficult and honest. And most of all, she makes you want to keep reading.”

–Danae Mercer, Health and Travel Journalist, Public Speaker and Self-love Activist.

“Even if you’ve followed me for a while, there is still so much you don’t know”

When the team at DK Eyewitness approached me and asked me how I felt about writing a book, I responded with, “it scares the shit out of me so that probably means I should do it”. And that’s exactly what this book is about: celebrating doing the shit that scares you, because life is just simply too short not to. 

If you’ve followed me for a while on social media, you might think you’ve heard it all, but rest assured – there is SO much that you don’t know. 

I share stories of somewhat cringy mistakes, embarrassing failures, triumphant wins, heartache that has left me in a ball on the bathroom floor, and all the lessons I’ve learned while traveling and living abroad that I’ve never talked about on social media before. They’re my stories, yes, but I wrote this book for YOU – so that no matter who you are or what you’re facing in life, you walk away feeling empowered to take the leap, even if you’re scared. 


Because the most amazing things come from doing the sh*t that scares you – and you totally deserve those things. 

In this travel book, you will find:

Personal essays that tell Kacie’s story that will empower you to challenge yourself

A candid outlook on life as an immigrant, discussing important concepts like homesickness, embracing new cultures and cultural stereotypes

A helpful and funny guide that will encourage you to travel abroad and remind you that you are stronger and more capable than you think

About the Author

Kacie Rose is a travel content creator living in Florence, Italy. After a life-changing solo trip and her own little “under the Tuscan sun moment,” she made the official move to Italy in January 2021. Through positivity, authenticity, and humour, she began sharing culture shocks, travel tips, and life abroad across her social media, where her following quickly grew to a community of over 1.5 million people.

From explaining why you won’t find “pepperoni pizza” and “lattes” in Italy, to sharing how to order a coffee, figure out the train system, and find authentic gelato, Kacie’s goal is to encourage and help her community travel abroad by showing them the beauty of cultural differences, all the while reminding them that they are strong, deserving, and so much more capable than they think they are.

In case I don’t say it enough, thank you.
This book is because of you, and for you.

Kacie Rose