Musings of Cuba – Volume Two

The importance of setting expectations, whiny travelers and making unlikely connections in the wee hours of the morning There is a hotel in downtown Havana that holds a special place in my heart. It is called the Hotel Sevilla. The history of…

Traveling to Cuba – Post Embargo

Several people have been asking me about going to Cuba now that the embargo is lifted.  Many are considering trips to Cuba, but want to know how best to travel there.  Embargo or no embargo, I strongly recommend going to…

Gratitude in Abundance

16 months ago, I was in bad shape… overcome by fear and sadness as my husband and I decided to move from the U.S. to Australia.  We ponder the question if a tree falls in the woods and no one…

Musings of Cuba – Volume One

As Obama plans to resume government relations with Cuba, I can’t help but remember some of my experiences traveling here, such wonderful memories – funny and sometimes nerve-wracking times spent escorting small groups to this “forbidden” island nation.  I thought it…

Chasing Tilly Divine

How the writer sought one bad ass chick and in so doing, found another. Recently I have felt the inkling of a sea change, leading me to believe that after over a year of living this new life of mine, in…

Sayulita Siren Song

I’ve been singing the praises of Sayulita, Mexico for years now.  There is something simply magical about this sleepy little village – a vibe, an energy, a kindred spirit, that swept me up on sight.  My family and I consider…