My husband and I recently returned from 2 weeks in Colombia, South America where we visited our son who has been living there for the past year. I was stunned by the beauty and color that abounds in this vibrant country. Americans rarely travel to Colombia because the perception is that it is dangerous. While that was true 10 years ago, now it is very safe. This was the best kind of vacation- fun and challenging at the same time. I was completely taken out of my world and thrown into a swirl of people, striking landscapes, exotic fruit, and bright colors every where. The creative recycling/repurposing/living-by-your-boot-straps that goes on out of necessity was exciting and inspirational. A sure way to put things in perspective and to remember "there's more than one way to live a life."