An award-winning company, Footprints of the Mind provides geography enrichment to elementary aged children through innovative school programming, interactive workshops, Global Adventure Country KITs, and its Wander our World app. Our mission is to engage children in a dynamic environment to learn geography and develop lifelong cultural awareness, love for travel, and an indispensable global outlook.
Monday, May 14, 2012
When I was a student at the University of Barcelona I took a
trip to Italy with a friend. In Venice,
we sat at a restaurant and decided to be gastronomically adventurous. We pointed to an entree on the all-Italian
menu not having any clue what we were going to be served. I don’t remember what I ended up with, but
the look on my friend’s face when they served her left a lasting impression on my mind. She ordered a linguini that was cooked in black
ink (I assume squid), and the black pasta was intertwined among the legs of an
It didn't look like anything either of us had ever seen before. She couldn’t eat it so we exchanged dishes. Having grown up with octopus, I did not find it as much of a challenge to eat. Without a doubt, it is one of the most memorable meals I’ve
Join our Travels! Each week we pick a different country to travel to. We color flags, make crafts that pertain to the country, find it on the map, and enjoy a traditional meal. It's the perfect way to teach geography and global awareness to our children, and they love an exciting and different approach to dinner.