The Best Lechon in San Juan

Miguel’s long beard moves wonderfully up and down as he smiles. “Ask me anything,” he says. “Anything at all.” Over the next two hours, I do just that. We talk about his island home of Puerto Rico, the people, the politics, the food. We speak of his two sons, one still here and one in…

Memories of Puerto Rico

In 2008, I was lucky enough to visit Puerto Rico. I, like so many other travelers, was taken by the history and culture of the island, the incredible food, and the warm people I met.  Today, that all seems like distant history, as Hurricane Maria left the island devastated. Three million Americans are without power…

Mexico and Puerto Rico: How to Help

Today's blog post was supposed to be light and fun, written about last weekend's visit to the LA County Museum of Art. But after another week of devastation in the world, to two destinations I love, I feel compelled to ask all of our readers out there to join in and help. This week's 7.1…