Happy Saturday morning! My husband has guilted me into revisiting this tiny little webspace of mine. My posts have been few and far between for a few reasons, but primarily because we could only swing long weekend trips in 2018 due to limited time off. Of course, I’m grateful we could still do that, but … More Change, and More Travel!
I learned to wake surf last summer, which seemed no small feat for someone with ground-only sports success and irrational fear of deep water. But I loved it, and my surf enthusiasm somehow spilled over to my reading list when I purchased Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. Of course, it pertains to surfing in the … More Tourist Hours: A Few Surfing Moments
We’re home. My house is eerily silent when compared to our Sayulita villa. The beach below was relentlessly besieged by Pacific swell, and the sound waves barreled upwards across the amphitheater-shaped hill through our bedroom windows: the ocean’s audio fireworks. I think I felt them, too. In between the booms, our ceiling geckos chirped warnings to their … More Sound (of) Waves
It hasn’t rained in Sayulita since last October 8. The often-steep dirt roads leading to our villa are covered in sandy powder that also coats the dense vegetation bordering the road. Water for gardening, showering, washing, all arrives where I sit and to many other places via a truck delivery, and potable water arrives separately by … More Destination: Sayulita?
Sometimes a destination just speaks to you. In December, at the end of a challenging year that still had obstacles to tackle, my husband sent me a link, a simple google image search of “Sayulita.” I still don’t know from where he heard of this Pacific Coast town in Mexico, but its pictures danced with rhythmic colors, and … More Sayulita Says…
After the wedding, the sun broke through an encroaching cloud and sprayed beams of highlighting on an already glowing scene: sparkling newlyweds and generations of their family members, all of whom had traveled from afar to celebrate love with those they love. Though our tans are fading, our smiles will return after each thought of Caribbean sunshine, powdery white sand, turquoise … More Jamaican Smiles
We’ve been “forced” to shake up our typically non-typical travel patterns to attend a destination wedding in Jamaica this September. Were it any other trip, right now I’d be plotting a detailed sightseeing agenda while make a list of must-try restaurants. But this time, I don’t necessarily have to do any such things. Is this a … More An Atypical Caribbean Countdown Begins…