Since we made up a third of the Rick Steves' tour, we thought it would be helpful for you to get to know some of "The Big Group." Meet the Bickford and Williams families!
Justine is a native Coloradan and elementary school teacher. She travelled to Italy and France in 2014 and has been waiting for the day she could return to Europe!
Jeff is a cyber security engineer who recently moved to Colorado to be with Justine. This trip was Jeff’s first time travelling to Europe.
Michael is Justine’s brother. He is a music teacher and percussionist. This was his first time travelling to Europe. Cannolis are his favorite food group.
Eric is Jeff’s brother. This was his second time in Italy. After the trip he travelled to Denmark to attend a music festival with some of his friends.
Alexis is Eric’s girlfriend. Eric and Alexis both live in Maryland and work for the army.
Neil is Jeff and Eric’s dad. He and Michele have travelled frequently since retiring, but this was their first time in Sicily.
Michele is Jeff and Eric’s mom. Her ancestors originated from Sperlinga, Sicily.
Raymond is Justine and Michael’s dad. He is counting down the days till retirement. This was his first Rick Steves’ Tour and would be interested in doing another.
Janet is Justine and Michael’s mom. This was her third time visiting Sicily. She has relatives that live in Partanna, Sicily. Before the start of the tour Janet, Ray, and Michael went to Partanna to stay with her family for a few days.