As editor and publisher of Dream of Italy, I write about so many topics related to Italian travel, but what I haven’t written about much as how I ended up with this “dream” job in the first place. It is often the first question people ask when I meet them at a conference or cocktail party. I haven’t had the pleasure to personally meet all of my readers, so it is time I let you in on the story. I came to “Dream of Italy” through some special family connections and possible divine intervention! You will see what I mean when you read “A Mother, A Daughter, A Dream”, the essay I wrote for the cool new baby boomer Web site, Eons.com. Yes, it is a day after Mother’s Day but I owe my own mother thanks and appreciation every day of the year for literally taking this journey with me (and my father has been equally incredibly supportive!).