My husband Paul and I just came back from our second trip to Colombia. We know what you are thinking: danger, danger, drugs, dissolution, despair. Here's what I am thinking: fabulous, friendly, fun, fave country.
Is this bipartisan support to mitigate one of the noxious effects of sequestration? Or is it papering over the high-visibility stuff that affects the affluent while lots of other budget bleeding goes on beneath the radar?
The most rewarding aspect of my trip was the feeling of gratitude: Gratitude for my in-laws, that I was able to experience such a beautiful and diverse country in a new way, for the moments that teach you not to take anything for granted, and for my "home" away from home.
In less than seven days, I leave for Europe for a week. By myself. All alone. Yup, you read that right. Seven full days of glorious Me Time. You'd think I'd be basking in glorious anticipation but, instead, I'm a hot mess of raging emotions, all boiling over in my head at once.
Thailand is not the only country in southeast Asia with stunning beaches. Malaysia has dozens of tiny islands on both the east and west coasts that rival the beauty of southern Thailand, and the beaches are relatively unknown (read: cheaper, less crowded, more unspoilt).
The classic diner-Formica surfaces, greasy-good fare, sassy waitresses, and all-has long held a special place in the restaurant culture of Los Angeles. In a city this laidback, no matter what food trends come and go, casual diner standards like burgers and shakes have enduring appeal.
Too small, and you won't find the amenities and services that make life on the road bearable. Too large and bustling, and you may find your stay unpleasant. I call just-right-sized properties "Goldilocks" hotels.
Boston is on a path towards healing. But one thing New Yorkers know are the reverberating ripples of influence a terrorist attack brings not only on a city and its people, but also on its economy as a whole. Let's keep the city vibrant. Here are 10 attractions in and around Beantown.