The International Traveler Transformation

      For those of you who have followed along, my daughter got on a plane last August to spend her junior year of high school in Italy. She brought one jam-packed suitcase, an overnight bag, no knowledge of the Italian language, and a contagious excitement to explore.         While she […]

Tips on Bringing Wine to Mexico

        Before I talk about bringning wine to Mexico, let’s talk about my history with Mexico. Mexico is a destination where our family goes to unwind. Over the years (16 to be exact), we have traveled to the Four Seasons Punta Mita Residence Club. It all started at a time when I was […]

A Paradise Lost and Found Story

Paradise Found and Lost

        It was a tale of travel hell.  Just imagine your list of what could possibly go wrong on any given trip, and you’d probably spin the details of our very travel woe driven tale. It all began with a snow storm scheduled to hit Dallas the night prior to our trip. […]

Pandemic Thoughts One Year Later

Pandemic Thoughts One Year Later

            A year ago (and a day) I posted about having no words in navigating the uncharted world of a pandemic.  I was physically in the same place that I am today, the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico, where we have spent Spring break as long as we’ve […]