Monica is co-owner and Director of International Operations of two active travel companies. She oversees the development and smooth running of US based ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours as well as BikesPlus SRL, an incoming tour operator based in Italy. She grew up living a trans-Atlantic life between the US and Europe, leading bicycle tours in the summers in Italy and France mostly. After an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and a MS in Development Management from American University in DC, she settled in Italy with her husband and two children. Happy to be involved in travel at a more leisurely pace, she is convinced that “slow” travel helps us all connect more to each other and the planet we live on. She also believes that responsible tourism can assist developing countries (and travelers to those countries) and is excited when regions embrace adventure travel. Monica speaks at different active and adventure travel events in Europe and abroad.