My First International Trip

by Amy Brueckner Well, I have a lot to live up to after reading about Esther and Robyn’s first international trips.  There will be no chicken impersonations, no famous rock bands, no machine guns, and no hiking (heaven forbid!).  But there will be …

Cartagena is the Night Circus

by Jamie Edwards “It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days.” — Gabriel García Márquez So wrote Gabriel García Márquez, in his Nobel Prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude and single-handedly introduced magical realism, the writing style that normalizes …

The Banana Cake Eaten Around the World

I never thought I’d see a year where Esther’s banana cake recipe traveled more miles than I did. Yes, even after months of being grounded, there is much I’m grateful for and many things I’ve learned. For example, I finally learned to cook, …

Enchanted in Sedona

Maybe you’ve heard the term “transformative travel.”  But what exactly does it mean?  Well…  You tell us!  Transformative travel is unique to each individual.  For some, it may be visiting a new destination that holds some “magic” like history, art, or a personal/familial …

Do something, nothing, or everything, in St Lucia

What’s your vacation style?  Relaxation (give me a book, a drink and a lounge chair and I’m fine)?  Sight-seer extraordinaire (check every box; cross everything off my list)?  Or maybe you’re the Weekend Warrior type (did someone say zip line?!?!)?  Whatever type of …