Bonjour, Γειά σου, Bongu, Përshëndetje…

I’m Kathy McCabe

I’m the founder, publisher and host of Dream of Italy, the hit PBS travel series and Dream of Italy, the award-winning travel magazine and membership site.
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Even before I was dreaming of Italy, I was dreaming of Europe

I first stepped foot on the continent at the age of 10 on a family trip to London and I have been enchanted by this continent ever since. I even have a B.S.F.S. in European Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where I also gained fluency in French.

I always say France was my first love, before Italy stole me away.

I’m thrilled to announce that my new PBS travel series Dream of Europe will premiere on PBS stations and streaming in January 2025! And it gave me a chance to return to my first love, France, for an episode on stunning Lake Annecy in the French Alps where I lived and studied for a summer when I was 18…

But that’s only ONE of the seven incredible episodes that travelers will see. Our very first episode takes us to London where along with composer Alessandro Roveri and a team of incredible musicians, we made a dream into a song…the theme song of Dream of Europe. We recorded and mixed it in studio 2 of Abbey Road Studios, the very space the Beatles recorded most of their songs. (The music video will premiere this summer).

Here’s the run down of the premiere season of Dream of Europe:

  • London Part 1: Recording Our Theme Song at Abbey Road Studios
  • London Part 2
  • Lake Annecy, France
  • Malta
  • Cruising the Greek Islands
  • Athens
  • Albania (the up-and-coming destination you want to get to now!)

We are thrilled that Regent Seven Seas Cruises is our lead sponsor and can’t wait to tell you about more sponsors soon. The PBS audience is so very loyal to the companies that make our programming possible – authentic, unbiased, true longer form storytelling in a world that seems to have an attention span of 10 seconds!

I don’t want you to miss a thing as we share behind-the-scenes stories from our travels and build out this website with European travel tips and deals.

So please join our free Dream of Europe email newsletter for the inside scoop and to learn more about our upcoming Dream of Europe Cruise on Regent Seven Seas – it departs Trieste for Croatia, Montenegro and Athens on Ocotber 5, 2024 – use code: Dream of Europe for a $500 shipboard credit:

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Here’s to our European dreams!


P.S. – It isn’t too late to explore Europe in 2024, join me for a cruise through Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece on October 5, 2024 with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Use code: Dream of Europe for a $500 shipboard credit!