I am finding that you don't always have to leave home to find paradise. I felt bad that I haven't gotten to go to Mexico to see the Monarchs, but tuition for kids is taking priority. But, last year I had a huge crop of Pipevine Swallowtails. They are the most beautiful butterfly. They were fluttering all over my garden and I would sit there in my outdoor swing and admire them. Then, it came to me that I didn't have to go anywhere, that I was sitting in paradise.
I raise anywhere from 2-300 Monarchs a year, too. Not any easy job to cater to caterpillars, but it sure is a rewarding venture.