My Hungry Travels is a travel and food blog that was inspired as a result of my global travels. Any time I go to a new city and country, I enjoy taking the time to extensively research all the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do while on that trip. I come from a diverse family background–my father’s side of the family is originally from the beautiful Basque Country by the Pyrenees Mountains in the north of Spain, forced to migrate to Mexico during the Spanish civil war because of dictator Franco’s spite towards the basques. My mother’s family’s background is tragically similar; her mother’s family fled to Cuba during the Spanish Civil War, after my grandmother was shot in the leg while trying to escape her family home when soldiers from the opposition invaded their town. My grandmother met my grandfather while living in Cuba, he the son of a strict French father and Spanish mother who journeyed to Cuba for the opportunities the country once offered. As is the case with many Cubans, my mother’s family fled the Castro regime in late 1962, barely making it out together as a family. They decided to make Mexico City their home, where my parents met, fell in love, and had my brother and I. We moved to Texas in 1987, and I’ve been living in Austin for the last 12 years.
The reason I tell you all this is because I’ve been blessed with a rich and diverse family background, with a lot of history and culture. Visiting family required a lot of travel when I was young, and it instilled in me a restless feeling of wanderlust and a thirst to visit new countries and drink up their culture. I am very fortunate that my grandparents and parents appreciate the finer things in life, and in an effort to make me well rounded, I’ve learned to appreciate them without taking them for granted.
While I don’t consider myself the luxury travel expert, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some once in a lifetime experiences, from flying in a private jet to Saint Lucia and staying on a yacht (thanks to some incredibly generous friends), to staying for a week in Florence in a beautiful apartment on the Via Tornabuoni in Piazza degli Antinori (the equivalent of Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue)–next to the Hermés store, to most recently attending the wedding of a lifelong friend in Grand Cayman, while getting to enjoy the luxury of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Now–don’t get me wrong, I don’t travel like this all the time, but when I have a chance to, I most certainly jump at the opportunity–life is too short not to, and I want to share all of those wonderful experiences with you!
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