What I've Learned from Farming in Cuba

What I've Learned from Farming in Cuba

My biggest source of gardening inspiration is the Orgoponico Alamar Vivero, one of the largest urban farms in Cuba. One recent morning, when my kids’ school was closed for vacation, we decided to make a field trip there ... 

How to Throw a Kids' Birthday Party in Cuba Without Losing Your Mind

How to Throw a Kids' Birthday Party in Cuba Without Losing Your Mind

I'd planned to keep it fun and simple, but certain things kept on getting in the way. Like a guest list that included potentially 150 people and the task of making an Olaf piñata from scratch ... 

A Crisis in Costco Paradise

A Crisis in Costco Paradise

The contents of our cart and my daughter's smorgasbord of samples got a little unwieldy as we weaved our way through Costco. Visits to the store have become one of our favorite American vacation pastimes since we moved to Cuba.