“I’m sorry, you’re taking your kids where for spring break?” I heard many versions of this question when discussing an upcoming trip with my boys to Colombia for spring break. Let’s just say, the destination’s appeal was not immediately obvious to everyone whose knowledge of the country was either very limited or decades out of date. This […]
It is four in the morning or, according to poet Wislawa Szymborska, “the hour when wind blows from extinguished stars.” As I lay awake, enveloped by the complete darkness of night, my left foot glides along the mattress searching for Jim. Proximity to my human furnace is the best chance I have of staying warm. […]
Kayaking with your children in the Everglades is all fun and games until your path is blocked by a 12-foot long alligator. Hear about our heartpounding adventure.
We rang in 2019 on Turks and Caicos Islands’ famed 12-mile white sand Grace Bay Beach, with elaborate fireworks being launched from the strip’s many resorts. As I sat there with the people I love most, taking in the pyrotechnics and Junkanoo parade, I took a moment to remember how incredibly fortunate I am. I […]