Every year I travel with my family to Mexico, where both of my parents grew up, to visit my grandparents and spend time with them during Christmas. My grandparents live on a small ranch, called Congregación Juárez, in the state of Nuevo León, near the Texas border. It’s not well known like Monterrey and Cerralvo, but it’s just as beautiful and filled with calmness. Con. Juárez shines with color, as its people create beautiful murals and plant vibrant flowers. The air is thick with the distinctive aroma of authentic Mexican food, such as gorditas, sopes, tortas, menudo, and so much more.