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How To Tour Italy
Angela Nickerson
As a child, Angela Nickerson's favorite books were those set in “the olden days” in places far more exotic than Dallas, Texas. Angela translated that passion for history and travel into a column of local biographical profiles as well as her first book, A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome. When she was fifteen, Angela’s grandparents gave her a life-changing birthday gift: they took her to Europe. Years later, after getting a college degree she went on to Washington University in St. .....more»

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2009-02-05: The Agony and Ecstasy of Michelangelo and Angela Nickerson
 


 
Caron McConnon
Caron McConnon, originally a Washington, DC native is now living in Rome, Italy and is currently The Business Development- Area Manager for Venere.com. Venere.com is in the Expedia family brand for online accommodation bookings. Caron has 20 years experience in managing Key Partnerships and Affiliations in such global areas that include the United States, Canada and Australia. In her current role, Caron handles all aspects of the new partnership agreements, affiliations and CPC agreements from t .....more»

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2009-01-29: Living Marble, Great Hotels, and Beans
 


 
David Pasquesi
David Pasquesi is a comedian and actor living in Chicago. He is currently in Director Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons" playing the character Claudio Vincenzi. Some of his other screen credits include Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, and The Ice Harvest. He recently starred in the Steve Delahoyde short film Regrets that premiered in An Event Apart, and co-starred with Jeff Garlin in Garlin's I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With; In addition, he co-produced and s .....more»

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2009-06-25: Rome with Kids and an Angels and Demons Star
 


 
Diane Hales
In addition to immersing myself in Italy\'s language and culture, I have had a busy career as a journalist and author. Here are the highlights of my professional life:

14 trade books, including Just Like a Woman, Think Thin Be Thin and Caring for the Mind, with translations into Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish and Korean.

19 editions of the top-selling college health textbook, An Invitation to Health

Former contributing editor for Parade, .....more»


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Appears:
2009-04-23: The Italian Language at its Most Beautiful & All Roads Lead to Rome
 


 
Elaine Glusac
Chicago-based freelancer Elaine Glusac writes about travel and food and can order a beer in seven languages. She contributes to Budget Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times, Shape and a fleet of in-flights. Elaine blogs for USAToday.com, writes a family travel column for AAA Traveler, is a contributing editor at Virtuoso Life and favors back roads. .....more»

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2009-04-16: More Raphael, a National Geographic Traveler Magazine Writer, and getting ready for the Project
 


 
J.M. Pasquesi
J.M. Pasquesi has been periodically traveling, living and working in Rome with her family for more than 17 years. She is a founding officer of Solo Roma books and is a freelance travel writer for publications including three Northstar Intelliguides (Rome, Italy and Chicago) and Travelworld International Magazine. Pasquesi is a sought-after expert on family travel to Rome and has been featured as an expert source in USA Today and on Tripadvisor.com. She has also appeared as a featured guest on se .....more»

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2009-06-25: Rome with Kids and an Angels and Demons Star
 


 
Joan Peterson
Joan Peterson, author of the award-winning Eat Smart series of culinary travel guidebooks, has created her books for food-loving travelers and cookbook lovers like herself who want to get to the heart of a country's culture through its cuisine. To date she has written guides to the food of Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Morocco, India, Peru and Sicily. Each book has been designed for travelers and food lovers like her who want to navigate menu and market with confidence. Joan travels .....more»

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2009-02-26: Eat Smart and Drink a Lot (But Do Both Well)
 


 
Judy Witts Francini
Been there. Ate that. Market Maven, culinary concierge, cooking teacher and author, "DIVA" of Divina Cucina, Judy Witts, shares the secrets of the market and the pleasures of the table with you. Your best friend in Florence, since 1984. .....more»

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2009-08-20: The One, the Only, Ms. Divina Cucina
 


 
Kathy McCabe
Kathy McCabe is the founder, editor and publisher of the six-year-old newsletter Dream of Italy. Through her editorial work and media appearances, she has helped thousands of travelers experience more authentic Italian journeys. She has discussed Italian travel on ABC News World News This Morning, Travel Channel Radio and Peter Greenberg’s Travel Today and has been quoted in numerous publications including BusinessWeek and SmartCEO. McCabe is also a frequent contributor to AOL Travel and her t .....more»

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2009-04-23: The Italian Language at its Most Beautiful & All Roads Lead to Rome
 


 
Leslie Erickson
A native New Yorker and former long-time resident of Burlington, Vermont; Leslie has nurtured a passion for all things travel since leaving New York in1988 to reside in Honolulu, Hawaii for nearly four years. Subsequently residing in Savannah, Georgia; Monterey, California; Bavaria, Germany and Atlanta, Georgia over the last decade, Leslie has taken advantage of these locales to explore the surrounding regions and neighboring countries. Previously, Leslie was employed in the publishing field a .....more»

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2009-03-12: Siena... Everybody loves Siena!
 


 
Pamela Sheldon Johns
After earning a Master's Degree in Education/Administration, Pamela taught cooking and food service to students with disabilities for ten years. She took a leave of absence in 1986 to pursue a love for cooking which began with employment with one of L.A.'s finest chefs, Joachim Splichal. Over the last twenty years she has enjoyed a freelance career that has included teaching, food styling, cooking school administration, and food writing. n 1992, Pamela and her husband, Courtney Johns, moved to S .....more»

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2009-08-13: Williams-Sonoma, Twitter, Tuscany, and Cookbooks
 


 
Paul Bennett
Context was founded by Paul Bennett and Lani Bevacqua. Before arriving in Rome in the fall of 2001, Lani and Paul spent a year and a half voyaging aboard Lucy, a 38-foot sailing ketch, making their way from New York City to Rome via Central America, the Atlantic Islands, and North Africa.

Paul is an award-winning writer for National Geographic and National Geographic Adventure. He holds a Master’s from St. John’s College’s “Great Books” program and has written four books for Pri .....more»


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Appears:
2009-01-22: Scholar-led Walks of the World's Greatest Cities
 


 
Rich DiSilvio
Rich DiSilvio is an avid reader of history with well over twelve years of study. This is in addition to a lifetime of interests in history, architecture, art and music. Rich attended two colleges and an art academy, being mentored by a protégé of Norman Rockwell. Throughout his professional life, he has engaged several fields, having been an architectural designer, remodeler, artist, illustrator, new media developer, educational software programmer, and writer. Living the American entrepreneuri .....more»

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Appears:
2009-04-23: The Italian Language at its Most Beautiful & All Roads Lead to Rome