Two Languages, One Family: Portrait of a Bilingual Marriage

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Travel, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Language is a bedrock of who we are. We identify with a culture through it, and we expose our personalities through it. It's how we learn and communicate. While most of us don't have the chance to start out in life with two languages, we don't have a choice of the one we are born into. We can choose to learn another one, or several. It opens windows to the world, bringing awareness of other worlds.

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Burned Turkey and Lumpy Gravy? My Un-traditional Family Thanksgiving Away From Home

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Food & Drink, Holidays, Top Stories Headline, Travel, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last November, my husband and I met my parents in Mérida, Mexico for an “Away From Home” Thanksgiving holiday. The multi-generational trip was delightful.

The Grape Escape: A Girlfriends Getaway to Napa Valley

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Food & Drink, Popular, Relationships, Review Headline, Top Stories, Travel, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ingredients: 2 women, 1 car and over 300 wineries. Add a few days to enjoy a mud bath, a hot spring dip and plenty of wine tasting, and you have the ultimate Girlfriends' Getaway.

Livin’ La Vida Gringa: Life as an American Expat in Mexico

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Retirement, Spending, Top Stories Headline, Travel, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After an agonizing year of trying to save my sinking financial ship, I decided to make a complete 180 in my life. I sold or gave away most of my belongings, packed up what was left in a trailer, and moved to Baja California, Mexico.

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After World Tourism Day 2016…What’s On Your Bucket List?

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Headline, Top Stories, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I think it was while visiting a friend in Bombay in 1988, on a city train at the heart of rush hour, that I realized how much I love to travel. This was only my second time in India and I was unused to the sheer volume of people everywhere, millions it seemed, walking, [...]

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Frustrations of the Travelling (Female) Executive

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Culture & Life, Fashion, Travel, Women and Business, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Of the numerous frustrations of the travelling (female) exec, this one chafes me the most. You know, despite the current worldwide debate swirling around gender inequality in the workplace, no matter how much progress we make in this regard, and no matter how much of a feminist professional you are, there is one playing field in business which is not, nor ever will be, even.

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