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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…!

The Swiss Cheese Internat Education

When we first learned of Russian boarding schools for orphans, images of freshly-scrubbed children in crisp uniforms engaging in serious studies flooded our minds. The more accurate picture might be more like a sinister Soviet penal gulag with a bit of learning thrown in for good appearance. “How many months are there in one year?” …

Good Morning, World, Here We Go!

People have told us to pitch our own reality TV show, but it’s difficult to get the right niche, or find a catchy handle. We don’t have 15 children, we are not tatoo artists or little people, no pampered actresses or model wanna-bes among us. Our family is fairly mainstream, with enough twists and turns…