Four things I learned in Puerto Rico


This is what the view in Puerto Rico is really like . . . when you’re stuck in a hotel with two overtired children.

  1. You don’t need to bring two pairs of long underwear on a ten-day trip to Puerto Rico.
  2. You also don’t need to bring 200 diapers.
  3. There is a difference between traveling and vacationing. Don’t confuse them; it’ll ruin everything. Going to a resort is not traveling; it is vacationing. Renting a local’s house that you have to clean up before you leave is not vacationing; it is traveling.
  4. The next time I plan a trip on which two or more children will be in tow, I will very carefully consider which of the two to choose, and what to expect of the trip as a result.


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  1. One of the things I learned after being a mom is that my vacation or traveling should be very close by. An d I mean no more than 4 hours in the car, specially if we are all going, including my sister and my two nephews. If not I will need a vacation to rest from the kids after our “vacation”. I always tell my sister, Ok I am going with all of you but not far….please.