I realized that I never posted my brief weekend getaway trip to Montréal from last fall. It was a short, sweet stay, and we spent most of the time lingering in cafés, bookshops and the Botanic Garden, where we witnessed stunning horticultural architecture by artist Patrick Dougherty. And though the garden wasn’t quite the Jardin des Tuileries, it was good enough for us.
This post is a long time coming. My daughter and I went to Cuba back in May. It was part a birthday celebration for her, and part a personal bucket-list destination, made all the more urgent given the current administration’s antics. If we didn’t go now, there was no telling when a rash travel ban would keep us from visiting this colorful nation. We… Read More
It is with such irony that of all the places I have traveled in my lifetime, I had never been to my own family’s country: Haiti. That it has been a dream of mine is an understatement. I would wistfully tell my relatives of my desire to make it to our homeland only to be told of the horrific violence and cautionary tales of… Read More
In my forthcoming travel memoir, I wrote about how my grandmother would take me on cross country trips from our suburb on Long Island all the way to the coasts of California. They were vivid memories that shaped my lust for travel, even as a single mom. I started traveling with my little boo internationally when she was 4 months old. I wanted her… Read More
Update! After all this time, a video. These images don’t even capture a sliver of my experience, but it is a glimpse into the Playa world. Back in 2006, my old roommate became obsessed with getting to this festival out in the desert with a bunch of wild hippies. I, being a hippy artist myself, was intrigued, but tepid. I considered myself open-minded, having… Read More
April in Paris Chestnuts in blossom Holiday tables under the trees April in Paris, this is a feeling That no one can ever reprise I never knew the charm of spring I never met it face to face I never new my heart could sing I never missed a warm embrace Till April in Paris Whom can I run to What have you done… Read More