Some Thoughts on the Capitol Insurrection

By Jessica M. Castillo Some of my perspective on the riots and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. This story was originally posted on on January 14, 2021. A week after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by an armed, angry mob and I am still in shock. I’m sure manyContinue reading “Some Thoughts on the Capitol Insurrection”

Airbnbs on the Road: Down South

My first Airbnb on this road trip, and the first one after my ill-fated trip to Palm Desert last year, was with Allie and Bronson, Allie’s big lovable mixed-breed rescue pup, in her three-bedroom house in St. Augustine. The house has a wild open yard and Airbnb listing description proclaiming, “Bronson’s the head honcho here,Continue reading “Airbnbs on the Road: Down South”

Exploring the South: Old Florida, St. Augustine, Charleston, Roanoke

My first stop on this road trip was Tampa, where I visited with my two best friends, Megan and Itzamme, and their respective boyfriends Sebastian and Javier. It was sort of a simultaneous first stop and going away send-off since I had technically already left home in Miami, but I was still with friends (whoContinue reading “Exploring the South: Old Florida, St. Augustine, Charleston, Roanoke”