Wednesday, February 4, 2015

KJZZ Travel Club To Host Women's Trip To Tuscany


KJZZ Assistant General Manager Linda Pastori will accompany a small group of public radio supporters and travel enthusiasts on the  KJZZ Travel Club Women's Trip To Tuscany, September 12-19, 2015.

"Education is a core value of the public radio listening audience," Pastori said. "The KJZZ Travel Club provides an opportunity for KJZZ supporters to share their curiosity and passion for learning."

Designed with women in mind by Gina Ruggiero of Villa Vita International, the 7-day trip will take participants on an authentic journey through the beauty and culture of Tuscany, Italy.

According to Ruggiero, who specializes in travel to Italy, there is something about Tuscany that brings out the inner Renaissance woman in those who visit.

"Tuscany heightens your sense of light and color. Our eye for art becomes keener, our hearts soften and our minds reflect," Ruggiero said. "The beauty of this region touches our soul in many ways."

With a focus on life-long learning, the trip features a walk in the footsteps of Mona Lisa based on Dianne Hales' book Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered. A variety of optional classes will also be available including Tuscan Table culinary lessons, yoga in the olive grove, watercolor painting in the vineyards and a travel photography class.

KJZZ Travel Club members will receive a 10% discount on this trip.

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About KJZZ Travel Club
The KJZZ Travel Club connects KJZZ listeners who love to travel and learn new things. Members are the first to learn about upcoming KJZZ trips, they receive free tickets to the annual KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo and get special discounts from exhibitors. The KJZZ travel club is available to KJZZ sustaining members giving $10 or more monthly and one-time donors who have given a donation of $120 or more in the last 12 months.

About Villa Vita International
Villa Vita International offers life-enriching cultural experiences through authentic travel programs for individuals and small groups. The company specializes in Tuscany vacations and Tours of Italy focused on the specific interests of the traveler.

About Dianne Hale
Dianne Hales is a prize-winning journalist and author. She served as a contributing editor for Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health. She has also written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, Reader's Digest, Washington Post, Woman's Day and World Book. She is the author of 24 editions of the leading college health textbook, An invitation to Health.