I love to bring back special mementos from my travels. Not the plastic mass-produced kind! One of the most interesting memories you can bring back from a trip abroad is a new skill. When visiting Italy, try a cooking class with a local chef. We recently cooked with a chef near Verona, Italy, at the best place possible – a winery! Between the cooking with Luisa and the wine tour (and ample tasting) with Sylvia, I think this was one of the most memorable events of our most recent journey. And we brought back some new skills we can try in the kitchen to share with our friends and family. Way better than a pen that says “Verona”.