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About the author:
Sandy was born with a pad of paper in her right hand and a pen in her correct hand. If the pen and paper were missing, a book would certainly have been in its place. Growing up, she wrote stories and newsletters for her family; years later her love for writing would find its creative outlet in letters and emails. Thanks to the joys of the Internet, her emails turned into travel stories written to the masses of friends and family who were anxious to hear about her escapades in Cuba, and her fame began as a travel writer, at least within her own circle. Her friends and family encouraged her to keep the stories coming when she and her husband spent a couple of summers in the Yucatan Peninsula, where she explored the area while her husband worked. When she and her husband planned a vacation to Europe in the summer of 2004, the most important item she packed was a blank journal to document every experience to later weave into the much requested stories.
Sandy is a native of Chicago, of Mexican-Danish-Lithuanian heritage; her nickname of Taco dates back to her teenage years as a result of part of her heritage and her love of the Mexican delicacy - that, and the fact that neither she nor another Sandy T. desired to be called by their given name of Sandra, and one of them would need a nickname. She began traveling at the tender age of 6 months, although her next flight would not be until her teenage years, when her mother forced her to go with her to Mexico City and Acapulco for a week, and there, her love affair with travels in Mexico began. After a decade of vacations traveling to various parts of Mexico, she finally realized her dream and moved there in 1993. Since then, her travels have extended to Mexico, Central America, Cuba and parts of Western Europe; Greece, Israel and Egypt top her list for future adventures.
She and her husband Vidal reside in his hometown, the beautiful port of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Her hobbies continue to be writing, reading, traveling, pretending she is an archaeologist, daydreaming of becoming a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and volunteering at their church.
What's a Taco Doing on the Forbidden Island?
Taco's Adventures in Cuba
During Y2K (that's "Year 2000" for anyone too young to remember), Taco's Mexican husband Vidal was offered a ten-month position in Cuba. Not one to pass up an opportunity to travel and explore a new country, Taco hopped on a plane to join him for a four-month adventure on the beautiful exotic Caribbean island. 'What's a Taco Doing on the Forbidden Island?' will transport you to Cuba, where you will discover the beauty of its people and places through the photos and often wacky narratives of Taco.
- Publication Date:
- 1449587240 / 9781449587246
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Caribbean & West Indies