Program 286a: Mother's Day: Sweet Home Croatia; An American Mother in Paris
Release Date: 05-10-2014
Do a little vicarious traveling for Mother's Day: Listen in as American author Jennifer Wilson describes her experience of relocating her family to the same Croatian village that her great-grandparents had emigrated from. Then, an American who married a Frenchman explains what it's like to raise a child in Paris, and friends from Sicily discuss how their mammas have taken center stage throughout their kids' lives. And Rick shares how his own mother influenced him to become a traveler.
- Jennifer Wilson, author of “Running Away to Home” (St. Martin’s Press)
- Mary Bouron, Paris-based mother and tour guide
- Feature includes Alfio DiMauro and Tommaso Pante, tour guides based in Sicily
- Closing essay from Travel with Rick Steves producer Sarah McCormic
- Rick included the tribute to his mother June Steves that he read for this week's program in his blog in January 2012.
- Jennifer Wilson's book about her family adventures in Croatia is called "Running Away to Home." Jennifer has a two-minute video about the experience.
- Tommaso Pante's website. Click on the English flag to find the link to "Mamma Pina's Recipes," where Tommaso has listed several of his mother's Sicilian family favorites.
- Mary Bouron's blog is called "How To Marry A Frenchman," and includes a link to her Paris tours called "Walk Like a Parisian."