After all, as my grandmother says, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Or as I now say, a happy mom is a better mom.
I realized we were all on an adventure together, and even if I had a slight handicap, nothing was going to ruin the spectacular sail through these islands.
There’s something equally nerve-wracking and exciting about group travel. That first night you meet everybody is like the first day at school. Questions start to circle in your head like,…
I’ve fallen in love with life again. All of the colors seem brighter and the most mundane things have a magical quality to them that I’d long forgotten.
“As I crack open a cold one and let Wish Willy know that I’ll have the lobster for the exorbitant price of $15, I think to myself: have I discovered paradise on earth?”
Here I was, thousands of miles from home, in North Africa, experiencing the beauty of a different culture and loving every second of it.
“We were mere dots in a tiny vessel surrounded by statuesque rock formations jutting out of a gloriously vast expanse of water in Lan Ha Bay.”
Suddenly, quiet coos of delight and gasps of amazement break the silence and I blink several times to ensure my eyes aren’t deceiving me…
With a smiley flash of her silver-capped teeth and a beckoning gesture, the deed was done. I was officially paired with my new Mayan mama.