Our Home Away From Home in Puerto Rico

Reminded how precious and fragile life can be when I saw the news Inn owner and host, Michael Marra, had unexpectedly passed away last week. He helped make our visit to the Island of Puerto Rico and the Ceiba Country Inn a memorable one. He was a generous and compassionate advocate for the Island’s many homeless animals. In his memory our family will be making a donation to Island Dog http://www.islanddog.org/ — if you ever had the occasion to enjoy Michael’s hospitality, please consider honoring his memory in a manner I think he would have loved. ~ Kat

Travel. Garden. Eat.

Sometimes you are fortunate enough to find a spot while traveling that allows you to relax and makes you feel like you are at home — without the hassle of housework, of course.  Instead, you can kick back, grab a good book, enjoy the view from a lounge chair, and even have a favorite four-legged friend at your side, for an extra-personal touch — so was our experience at the Ceiba Country Inn.

We spent a week in Puerto Rico in June of this year — a family vacation with the destination selected by my oldest son (the motivating factor: somewhere he could use his five years of Spanish without breaking the vacation bank).  He had the privilege of selecting the destination because the trip was in lieu of a high school graduation party.  (I admit, I strongly encouraged him to take the trip rather than the party — didn’t…

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