Family, travel, history and writing are my passions.  I am the mother of two grown children and one travel hungry 10 year old boy! We spent nine glorious weeks together in Italy during the summer of 2015 and five weeks in 2014.  It was enough to change our lives and want to experience more of what Italy has to offer.  I am a former travel consultant and now full time freelance travel writer.  I home school Spencer and incorporate Italian lessons in his daily curriculum.  I hope you enjoy our adventures.

Italyandson has been featured in and written for the following print and online publications:

Current in Carmel Newspaper

CNN.com iReport


Bob’s Top 100 Travel Blogs 2015

Nomad Revelations List of Top 2300 Travel Blogs on the Internet

Ristorante Pineta 1903

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Jeanie Beck is a member of ITWPA (International Travel Writers & Photographers Alliance)