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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!


Shattered Adoption Dreams

A long, long time ago, we had a dream of bringing home our first son’s friends.  One by one, they were shipped off to Islamic farming villages in other Russian republics.  Anything to keep them away from us. We tracked them by various means and methods.  When they sneezed, we knew about it.  One of…


Monday Mug Club: #24

I love it, another guy mug!  This one comes from Porter, in his early 20s and a budding musician.  He enjoys writing music, playing the keyboard in his church, working at a radio station, and being a role model to the adopted kids he knows. This is his mug, perfect for a long winter night…


Cookie Care Packages

Around the holidays, everybody likes a yummy cookie or two.  (If only we could stop with two… I find it easier not to even start-!)  Our family has been using our kids’ love of cookies to be a blessing to others this year. “La gente vecchia…” my husband starts one day, thinking of the old…


The Monday Mug Club

There’s nothing like a good mug of your favorite beverage as Monday morning dawns.  Here at Destinations, Dreams and Dogs, we’ll be celebrating you and your favorite cup as Mondays take us through the end of summer and on into autumn. Do you have a favorite mug?  What makes it so special?  Did your kids…