I spent 12 hours in Cancun on my way to Cuba and got to see one of my closest friends.
The original plan was to stop by Mexico City for a day but plans changed a bit last minute, and I ended up getting into Mexico City, flying to Cancun, and then flying back to Mexico City to catch my plane to Havana.
For the perfect day in Cancun, take this advice from my friend Alberto, who grew up in Cancun...
My mom and I spent a day being touristy in Seattle before heading back down to Portland this summer; we went to the Starbucks Reserve, walked around Pike Place Market, but our favorite part of the day was going on the Seattle Great Wheel.
I went to Cuba a couple months ago, right before the holidays. It was definitely an experience! People have asked me questions about planning their own trip to Cuba, and a lot of the questions were ones I had before my trip so I wrote up a little guide to help people curious to visit Cuba on their own.
Villa Tolomei was our home during our trip to Florence, Italy. It's such a beautiful villa! Even the drive in to get to the front desk is beautiful, and really makes you feel like you're on a beautiful little escape.
While in Florence, my friends and I took a day trip out to the Chianti region to take a cooking class. We spent the day cooking at an adorable villa that had a fantastic patio for enjoying the beautiful greenery of Chianti in between our cooking and eating.
We made pasta from scratch, and made a variety of dishes including panzanella (salad made with soaked stale bread) and a white bean pasta dish.