The Art of Travel

This month Susi explores the world of travel — on our planet and beyond — through the eyes of an artist, a documentary filmmaker and a teacher.


Patrice Samara is president of Triumph Communications Group, Inc., a Strategic Consulting, Communications, Global Events, Media Production, Publishing & Market Representation organization and COO of Wordeee, a publisher. She is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and lifelong entrepreneur.

Samara is an inveterate travel junkie and foodie.



Neme Alperstein is a retired New York City elementary public school teacher who taught for 29 years. She is currently a Teaching With Primary Sources Teachers Network mentor for the Library of Congress.  She is also a doctoral student whose focus is STEM learning through video conferencing.

Alperstein (along with California friend and colleague Pam Leestma) was NASA’s first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for technology and science.


Margrit Newman is an avid world traveler who incorporates the cultural and natural aesthetic of her adventures in places such as Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America into her artwork. She is fascinated by the confrontation of the real and abstract world, which is reflected in her painting/photography works. Newman also created a series of “Magic Dolls” inspired by voodoo and tribal art from South America.


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