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Jamaica

  • Jamaica is one of my favorite island destinations. It was the first place I went outside the U.S., with (ahem) an ex-boyfriend during those crazy carefree college years. That was more than 30 years ago and I was struck by how friendly and authentic the people of Jamaica were.  I’ve been back numerous times since that inaugural trip, including a family trip for Christmas, and nothing has changed. And that’s a good thing. The people…

  • I have a dirty little holiday secret. I don’t like being home on Christmas. I’m fortunate (insert sarcasm) to have my entire family, in-laws and all, living within a few miles of each other. I’ve sacrificed my Thanksgiving holiday by allowing the annual convergence of the families, but in recent years, I decided I was keeping my Christmas for just me, my husband and our children. So every year, I plan a week away over the…