Loving Venice’s Slanted Hallways, Floating Sidewalks

Arriving in Venice by train is an amazing experience.  After rolling through many beautiful towns and villages, you suddenly find yourself on a long causeway over the lagoon as you approach the city.  Once you’ve wrestled your 1,000-pound suitcase off… Continue Reading


Roughing it in Bologna
By Doug Cushman

Every spring the world of children’s book publishing screeches to a halt and all eyes, ears and pocketbooks are focused on Bologna, Italy, where foreign rights agents, lawyers, editors, writers, illustrators, literary agents and anyone interested in children’s books descend on this small North Italian city to show their latest books or buy the next bestseller. Continue Reading