Stanton pens a grand story in VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain. I haven't read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and fit in the culture of both Mexico and Spain. It's an adventure where an American who knows the perspective of the culture, can blend in. It's a unique travel memoir, that is not only a journey, but a life transformation. The characters are intriguing, and the culture is explored through food, love and wine, and travelling. It was an enjoyable journey. It's a great story to follow and try to figure out what will happen next. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.