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Teresa Cutler-Broyles, MA, PDCERT
I fell in love with Rome and the rest of Italy when I first stepped on its soil in the Jubilee year of 2000. Now I spend four or five months of each year there in the lovely Umbria region. Recently we have become official residents with the purchase of an apartment and new TLC-Travels headquarters in Perugia.
Since 2008 I have been leading writing workshops and unique journeys in Italy, introducing people to its incredible history, its art and architecture, and its culture and people. Early on, I discovered that my clients were a wonderful collection of many different backgrounds and goals, and all of them were on a journey of self-discovery. For them, and for all of you, I have created three different and equally fabulous trips to Italy:
I am a professional writer, historical researcher, architectural historian and cultural theorist, and consider Italy a second home. My path to this amazing life has been winding and strange and wonderful, with careers from horse wrangler to printing press operator to university faculty member to author.
I have a Master's degree in Foreign Languages & Literatures and Cultural Studies, and a Master's Level Certification in historical preservation from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.
I've written novels, travel articles, short fiction, and literary essays. A number of my academic and cultural theory essays have been published in a wide range of subjects, from Star Trek to Rocky Horror to Belly Dance to Afghan children in film, to vampires in TV crime procedurals.
When I'm not traveling, I teach at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, as a visiting professor during the summers, and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Cinematic Arts and Architecture Departments in the spring and fall semesters. I have hosted several writing workshops stateside in the past, and since 2008 I have focused on TLC-Travels in Italy.