WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Think about what brings you joy and we can help translate that interest into a trip." neously on the cusp of change. To appreciate the political climate and what it means to do with limited or none of today's basic necessities (cell phones, Internet access, toilet paper…) you have to be there. It was better than any semester-long political science course. "People-to-People" tours to Cuba are also available from a growing number of nonprofit and for-profit licensees, some with a special focus such as art or historic preservation. Search online for options. "People who are well-traveled have done the sitting-on-the-beach and great-cities-of-Europe vacations and now they want something more meaningful," says Donna Bruno, president and co-founder of uVisualize Travel in Needham (www.uvisualize.com or 781.898.2014). Among her clients are some who want to use their time off to serve others; they help rebuild communities devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, or repair schools in Guatemala. Others want to expand their knowledge in particular ways. She advises them, "Think about what brings you joy and we can help translate that interest into a trip. If your passion is ballroom dancing, it can shape a visit to Russia, where all forms of dance are celebrated." Consider these possibilities for learning n COOK LIKE A PRO: If your typical week is like mine, squeezing cook- ing or wine classes into the mix can be tough. Savor the experience without distractions at a Culinary Institute of America Boot Camp. Full-immersion programs, at three CIA locations — in St. Helena, more than a dozen courses in baking, cooking, or wine. You could devote two days to hors d'oeuvres or skills development, or five days focused on Mediterranean, French, or Asian cuisine. You'll learn proper technique from chef-instructors and wine faculty, dine on the dishes you prepare, and sit down to meals in the renowned CIA 189 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e California; Hyde Park, New York; or San Antonio, Texas — include

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