Mom visited me in Cofresi, west of Puerto Plata, for just over a week. She would spend her mornings out on the peninsula painting where the dogs could run wild while I was at work kickstarting the day. I showed her how to ...Read More
I had been living in the Dominican Republic for seven months when my Mom came to visit me for the first time. I had moved two dogs down with me, started my job, acquired another dog and moved three times ...Read More
It might have been the tarantula in the shower, or maybe the frequent power outages during the most inconvenient times of the day. Or maybe it was the 4 days it took to replace the entire plumbing because you really ...Read More
Fifteen years ago, Cozumel’s San Miguel was a street with a bar scene and a few scattered hotels. The one road around the island was pocked with potholes and hidden beaches.
Today, San Miguel is an exuberant tourist mecca filled with chain ...Read More
Aerial of Navy Pier
Navy Pier is an excellent midway point to explore Chicago’s shoreline. To the north is an expanse of public beach leading to Lincoln Park, and to the south spectacular architecture, parks and museums. Both routes are ...Read More