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Short bio: Kathy McCabe is the host and executive producer of the PBS travel series, Dream of Italy. The series is based on her award-winning subscription travel publication, of the same name, which she founded in 2002. Kathy is also the host of the new Dream of Italy Podcast. Find out more at DreamOfItaly.com.
Occupation: Host, Dream of Italy Travel Series on PBS and Dream of Italy Podcast
Founder and Publisher, Dream of Italy Travel Magazine and Membership Website
Hometown: Springfield, NJ
Residence: Denver, CO
College: Georgetown University
College major: Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, European Studies
How are you doing with quarantine? See video
When or what will it take to get you to fly again? See video
How many countries have you been to? About 20 but I’ve been to Italy more than 50 times so that’s my main destination!
Earliest travel memory: Flying Eastern Airlines to Orlando with my parents and People Express to London
Favorite American city: Denver
Favorite international city (besides Rome): Paris
Friendliest people in the world: Southern Italy and Normandy
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Negroni in Italy and wine in the air and Gin and Tonic in the airport
Favorite restaurant: Osteria di Giovanni, Florence
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: See video
Favorite hotel: Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast
Favorite travel credit card: American Express Platinum (Read our American Express Platinum review here)
Favorite island: Iceland (but I love Ischia too)
Favorite beach: Spring Lake, NJ
Favorite travel movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Favorite travel show: Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Favorite travel book: Under The Tuscan Sun
Favorite travel bloggers/newsletters: The Points Guy, Skift
Worst travel moment: See video
What’s your dream destination? South Pacific
What’s the most important thing travel has taught you: See video
Best travel tip: Travel with your family, parents, kids to make memories that will last forever. Be sure to record your adventures, even just with your cellphone or hire a professional like Flytographer.