Mapping Crew - Colorado
Caren, whose name rhymes with "car," moved to Colorado in 2006 from Rome, Italy, and immediately fell in love with its nature and distinctly Western spirit and lifestyle.
He put 250,000 miles on his first 4x4 vehicle, a used Dodge Durango, traveling all over the state and visiting neighboring Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico. When his faithful Durango finally gave up in a snowstorm after heroically getting him, Sebastian the Cat, and Taos the Happy Pup to his doorstep in Denver from Edwards, CO, he decided to buy a Jeep Wrangler so he could continue exploring the trails and "discovering" new areas. He often travels in the company of Taos, his adopted Australian Shepherd, which he's named after his beloved town south of the state line.
In Italy, Caren was a freelance journalist, writing on a range of topics including travel, culture, and wine and food, as well as a reporter for several U.S. and Italian publications, among which The Hollywood Reporter and Il Riformista. He is the co-author of 'Rome,' published by Everyman in the U.S. and the Italian Automobile Club in Italy, and the first edition of 'Time Out Florence,' published by Penguin Books.
He currently teaches Italian and spends most of his free time skiing, snowshoeing, hiking (he's hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim in 13 hours nonstop), camping, horseback riding, and exploring Colorado and the Southwest.