NA Travel Scholarship: Saying “Yes” to a Grandchild’s Dream Trip

One of the intentions of creating the North American Travel Scholarship was to experience unforgettable moments with our Grands.  But rather than take them on a trip we

The Defacement of Royal Symbols in Architecture and Art: The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this period, French citizens redesigned their country’s political

Inspirational Resources for France

Movies filmed in France include (there are many others): The 100 Foot Journey (shot in St.-Antonin-Noble-Val in the Midi-Pyrénées)The Intouchables (shot in Paris and French

Inspirational Resources for Italy

Movies filmed in Italy: The Two Popes (shot in the Vatican) Tea with Mussolini (shot in Florence and San Gimignano) Life Is Beautiful (shot in Arezzo)Under the Tuscan Sun

#1 Wine Region: France Planning Quick Facts

While Paris is a major draw for tourists the real beauty of France, in my opinion, is its countryside.  The beautiful villages and their vines serve as gorgeous backdrops to

#2 Wine Region: Italy Planning Quick Facts

Wine has been a part of Italy for more than 4,000 years.  Whether the grapes were brought from Asia by the Etruscans or they were a wild crop already living on the land, the

Hosting an Italian Red Wine Tasting Party

Can’t get to Italy just yet? No worries! You can bring Italy to your house and host a red wine tasting party. Thanks to Wine.com the wines for your tasting can be delivered

The Wall of Unforgettable Moments

Unforgettable moments are the memories that leave an indelible mark on your heart.  They are those moments that, when you talk about them years later, you can still vividly

Bucket List: Visit the Top 10 Wine Regions

Bucket List: Visit the Top 10 Wine Regions  In the 2007 movie “The Bucket List”, the characters Edward Cole (played by Jack Nicolson) and Carter Chamber (played by

Creating Unforgettable Moments with Grands: The North American Travel Scholarship

Before our first Grand turned 12 my husband and I decided to borrow an idea from a family friend who had taken each of their grandchildren on a trip.  We loved the idea of

3-Steps to Creating a Photo Book

If you’re like me, the last several days of a trip have momentary reminders of looming re-entry into a busy life at home.  While I try to keep those thoughts at bay they

Planning a Trip to Peru

In our family, I’m the trip planner.  Over the years I’ve planned enough trips to know when I’m out of my league.  Peru was one such trip.  Based on my