We don’t drive on every trip, but a car rental in Cuba led us to a roadside cafe overlooking the jungle, fun conversations with a rural fruit seller who showed us letters he’d received from around the world, seeing horseback riders carry two live pigs each to their New Year’s Eve party, an offer to sell Jay a restaurant/orchard (of course you’d have to divorce your wife and marry my daughter), and land on the doorstep of a Soviet-era spa.
Your vacation is planned and you can’t wait to start the adventure. Then…disaster strikes: hurricane, flooding, earthquake. What do you do? Cancel? Delay? Switch to an unaffected destination? Don’t change your plans. Revise them. If you were planning on a beach vacation maybe half of it could be on a towel with sand in your toes and the other half could be with a pair of sturdy gloves and a shovel.
So, what do you do with kids in Oaxaca City? We recently took two girls, our daughter Beija and her friend Pacifica, on a jam-packed two-week trip to Oaxaca. Here are the girls’ “best of” for the first quarter of our trip: Oaxaca City. I like to mix these things into museums and churches and culinary exploration that are my favorite things. Oaxaca City with kids is the perfect vacation destination, there is something for everyone!
The three of us lounged on bright Moroccan cushions three stories above the chaos of Marrakesh. The crushing heat was lifted by a breeze crossing the rooftop hideaway as the sun went down. Then Fayaaz, our waiter, brought us dishes of ice cream that tasted like the frozen scent of blooming orange trees.
What not to pack? Your job! Working through your vacation is a surefire way to ruin the experience and return even more exhausted than you left. Whether you are answering emails and phone calls or worrying about whether everything is ok, the restorative power of your hard-earned vacation time is lost. Here are six ways to be here now.