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World-traveler, blogger, book lover… finding beauty everywhere she looks …

Mina De Caro is Italian, born and raised in small-town Southern Italy, close to medieval castles

and archeological sites. She is now based in Pennsylvania where she lives with her family, but

there are three different countries in the world that she has the pleasure to call home. Mina

graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bari in Italy with a Master’s Degree in

Foreign Languages and Literatures. Visual arts, traveling and her blog Mina’s Bookshelf are her

favorite hobbies. With a background as export manager and a wide experience as international

sales specialist, the only lands she hasn’t had the chance to touch yet are the Artica/Antartica and

Oceania. In an era of high-tech gadgets and electronic readers, Mina is very protective of her

books, so whatever she is reading follows her around the house… with two little kids you never

know when and where a crayon may leave a mark.



Would you like to be famous? In what way?


I think I would, but more than famous I would like to be influential. Being able to have

an impact on reality would be more meaningful than just being popular.


For what do you feel most grateful?


For all the people I love and the memories we have created together.


If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it



I would like to have the ability to fly. I fly a lot in my dreams and that feeling of

absolute freedom is just grand.


What is your most treasured memory?


The births of my kids. Oh, the joy! If there is a purpose to my life, that is to be their



What’s next on the horizon for you?


Europe. I miss the Old World. I have been away for too long. I foresee a nice, long trip

back home.


Thank you for the opportunity to stop for a moment and think…

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