Thank you, Aruba… how the happy island made me forget (for a bit) about my suffering island

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I couldn’t wait to go back to Aruba! It had been more than 15 years since my last visit and this time I was going ...

What to do with parents in Miami?

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  There’s so many city guide resources for “what to do with kids in  ______” you fill in the blank. ...

Ormond Beach: Florida small town full of options

The Granada Bridge seen from The Casements. / El Puente Granada visto desde The Casements.

There are places we are bound to by birth, family or duty. I started touting the beauties of my Puerto Rico more ...

Austin, you ain’t that weird…

Beautiful, not so weird, Austin. / Hermoso, no tan 'weird' Austin.

Maybe it's the fact that I come from Miami, but I did not find Austin that weird, like their famous tagline says. I ...

The downside of a fun job

A few summers ago I fell in love with Manati. / Hace unos veranos atrás me enamoré de Manatí.

I feel like a fraud. I can’t help it. I know there’s so much I can control and the weather is not one of those ...

Hurricane Irma, dogged by decisions

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So there we were; looking at each other with our jaws locked and our eyes in mild panic. For days, we had a back ...