There’s an ancient Latin proverb that I keep handy in the back pocket of my brain to pull out for times like these. Extremis malis extrema remedia. "Desperate times call for desperate measures."
This trip, I thought, would be the stuff of Nora Ephron movies: seven accomplished and opinionated women, thrown together in close quarters for a week, one husband (mine) as driver and general bon vivant. Layer on the rigors (and stressors) of travel, and well, you get the picture. In fact, you might have seen it on your Instagram.