Each time I travel, I return home inspired by the people, food, drink, sights, sounds, and history of the region I just visited.
I’m passionate about sharing my travels with friends and fans through new recipes, table décor, and gatherings that reflect favorite aspects of a trip, so I was particularly excited about the chance to visit Puerto Rico for six days this spring. I discovered that this U.S. territory has much to offer visitors, and it’s an easy flight from Dallas.
My husband, Randy, and I were invited to Puerto Rico to experience Saborea, an annual four-day culinary extravaganza celebrating the flavors and chefs of Puerto Rico. First, however, we set out to explore. We saw lovely beaches, sugar cane fields, dense mountain vegetation, rushing rivers, and the picturesque town of Ponce on the southern coast. Once a significant producer of sugar cane, Puerto Rico’s central region is now dotted with coffee plantations, and we tasted some amazing locally grown coffee.