According to Donna Altes, after teaching English and Journalism for 40 years to students, she began to combine her rabid love of movies into writing movie review columns for three newspapers. After many years, she says, her passions changed, and travel became her focus. “After a trip to Peru, friends encouraged me to share my experiences through writing,” she says. “Since that first submission to the Napa Valley Register, I now also am published in the International Travel News magazine, and especially love to concentrate my writing on the personal interactions with the people I meet around the world.”

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