Walking around the historic center of Mexico City, you’ll see enthusiastic street performers, wonder at a range of architectural styles and feel an intense craving for anything corn thanks to that sweet smell permeating the air.
All of your senses are on high alert as your mind races to take it all in.
In some ways, Mexico City is a bit of an acquired taste. We spent four days there in November and my feelings for it changed with each day along with the weather.
From the unseasonable chilliness, scattered showers and gray clouds to our final days of sunshine, my outlook awakened to the many things to love about this populous city built on lakes.
Along the beaches of Cabo, Mexico, new life is hatching. With serendipitous timing, you can get a front row seat to watch it.
Our fortuitously timed trip to Cabo in December allowed us to witness two sea turtle releases, which are not-to-miss, heart-warming experiences.
Puppies are cute, but I challenge that baby sea turtles are even cuter. Watching them crawl to their new ocean home just amps up the adorable factor.
A trip to Germany often gets combined with other countries. Just look at its nine picturesque neighbors – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
As the European country with the most neighbors, it’s no wonder Germany’s borders tempt one to contemplate side trips.
Once we pulled out a map and began counting the possibilities within this country, our German interests quickly outnumbered our days.
Idyllic. Unique. Secluded. Transporting. Those are just a few of the characteristics of a signature Aman property.
Amangiri, one of only two Aman properties in the United States, lives up to this resort chain’s exacting standards.
Anytime a vacation itinerary requires a 4-something wake-up call, I begin questioning the merits of the venture. I’m not lazy. I’m just sleep-deprivation averse.
After a rapid deployment out of bed and quick coffee, we met our driver to begin our dark journey through the streets of Jaipur, India. It seemed most of the city was already up, with people stoking their curbside fires and preparing their breakfasts.
About an hour into the drive on the outskirts of Jaipur, we exited the highway and began traversing bumpier and rutted dirt roads that did nothing to comfort my coffee-filled bladder. My husband and I began shooting each other dubious looks. Was this experience really going to be worth it?
Then we began to see a glow.