In the coming weeks we’ll present our team of contributors. All of these writers have something important to say on the topic “traveling to learn, learning to travel”. The TLN theme is, admittedly, broad. It is our aim, therefore, to together talented writers who can provide interesting, unique and timely commentary on a set of inter-related topics based on their own differing backgrounds and experience.
Jim Flege carried out research on second-language acquisition and bilingualism in the U.S. before retiring to Italy where he now lives with his Italian wife and their bilingual Jack Russell terrier, Giaki. Jim currently serves as the European Director of the Travel Learning Network (TLN), which offers educational travel and cultural immersion programs for adults in Europe. Jim’s posts deal with everyday life in Italy, cognitive aging and second language acquisition. Write to Jim
Dave Morton has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and makes a living remodeling homes in California. But his secret flame is scouring Italy’s countryside for ancient roads. Years of exploration have yielded surprising delights from pre-Roman times to the present, set in evocative landscapes dotted with colorful villages. Dave has created a set of itineraries that can be seen on his site, Roman Road Walks. As tour leader, he enjoys transporting his guests into the fabled world of Italy’s past. Write to Dave
Ann Kirland started out wanting to be an architect. After being told no women succeeded in architecture, she settled for art history followed by city planning. After 30 years of health planning and policy, Ann decided to take early retirement and turn her avocations (travel, reading, art, music, and walking) into her vocation. She established Classical Pursuits in 1999 to create adventures for the mind, travel for the soul. Ann relishes conjuring up opportunities to travel through both space and time to destinations like Dante’s Florence, Salman Rushdie’s India, Tolstoy’s Russia, and Flannery O’Connor’s Savannah. By exploring and celebrating the particular visions of writers and artists in the location in which their works were created, we paradoxically discover the timeless truths that make these works great and continue to inform our lives.
XXXX YYYYYY is a xxxxxx who xxxxxx. xxxxxx founded zzzzz When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the etc etc