If you are ever in Italy, go to Cinque Terre — absolutely fantastic villages overlooking the Mediteranean on steep cliffs. The villages are connected by footpaths through the hills, and if feels like you are walking back through time to the 15th century. My daughter and I explored that region and also visited remote mountains of France where we interviewed Jean Pierre, a survivor of a 90 foot rogue wave. What a fascinating man and what a unique home in a hamlet of stone structures where only five different families lived. And on an unrelated topic look for Overboard to be featured on ABC’s Nightline in mid to late September, as part of a special on Rogue Waves. If you miss it, just watch it on their website.