#TravelTuesday Rewind to Havasupai Indigenous-American Res

Earlier this month, I wrote a story about traveling to the remote Havasupai Reservation’s campgrounds, located at the bottom of a gorge off the Grand Canyon, for the New York Times, Travel section.  I wanted to post a little something extra, in honor of #TravelTuesdays. First, I tried to upload a much longer clip of our helicopter ride down to the Havasupai Reservation from …

A Personal Journey in Sedona: the Cepeda-Jenkins Way

Peace Earthlings! Check out my latest piece for New York Times, Travel, in print today. While the idea of renewing your vows on a tropical beach at sunset like a pair of histrionic telenovela stars may sound romantic to some, my husband, Sacha, and I found the idea of celebrating our anniversary that way, well, boring. But we are not …

Fear and the Afterlife in Aruba: My Personal Journey in The New York Times (and Photos!)

  We had been in the lobby of our hotel in Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, for only a few minutes when the Dutch territory’s Arcadian “One Happy Island” front was shattered by a desk clerk whose petulance hit me like a left hook straight to the temple. As she delivered the rules and regulations like a stern lecture, scolding my daughter …