Local connections in Italy: Handmade Deruta Ceramics

Local connections in Italy: Handmade Deruta Ceramics

It pays to have local connections. They throw up the door to experiences you might not have otherwise. Take this experience in Deruta, Italy, for example.   We’d been in Italy for several days when our local friend Dawn said she’d like to introduce us to her...
Alejandra, a Woman on a Mission

Alejandra, a Woman on a Mission

Twenty-seven-year-old Alejandra Moreno is a woman on a mission. As assistant director of New Opportunities in Education, Alejandra challenges students to learn and love to learn, to want to succeed and accomplish that success.     A Rebellious Teen Many boys...
Rome or Florence? Where should you spend a few extra days

Rome or Florence? Where should you spend a few extra days

Last summer, my friend took her daughter on a surprise birthday trip to Italy. (Was she in for an incredible surprise or what?) Several weeks before the trip, my friend emailed and asked,   “If we had two extra days to tour around, would you suggest Rome or...
Travel through Books

Travel through Books

  Great authors have the ability to take us with them when they travel too. They introduce us to the people they meet and the places they encounter through skillfully painting a picture with words. They make us feel like we are along with them for the journey....

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