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Program 286: Mothers Day: Sweet Home Croatia; An American Mother in Paris

Release Date: 05-12-2012


Author Jennifer Wilson describes what it was like to relocate her family to the same mountain village in Croatia her great-grandparents emigrated from, an American who married a Frenchman explains what it's like raising her first child in Paris, plus, Rick shares how his mother influenced him as 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

Related Links

  • Rick included the tribute to his mother June Steves that he read for this week's program in his blog in January 2012.
  • Tommaso Pante's website is  -- 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."
  • Mary Bouron, (née Mary Campbell) is featured in a video (in French) instructing Parisians on how to prepare an American-style brunch.