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Top 10 Puerto Rico Beaches

For a quick and easy getaway, Puerto Rico is a no-brainer. With direct flights from 20 U.S. cities, and no passport needed to gain entry for U.S. citizens, traveling to the island is a breeze. Plus, the island’s rich culture will make you feel like you’ve traveled somewhere exotic, even though you’re still on U.S….

Food Tours when you travel – Puerto Rico

I love taking food tours when I travel. I find them to be the perfect introduction to a destination – you are essentially on a guided historical walking tour themed around the cultural cuisine an food of a country or city. Tours don’t get much better than that if you ask me. If I’m going…

The Real Puerto Rico is Piñones

Stop in Pińones and stop at whichever kiosk you like and order some great authentic local street food. The smells here are incredible. Between the smells of the food, the ocean breezes and salty air and the whole general ambiance – you cannot but help to feel great as you begin your day. Grab your…

La Ruta Taina explores P.R.’s indigenous roots

Puerto Rico is offering travelers a chance to explore a route that digs deeply into the island’s ancient cultural roots. La Ruta Taína, or Taína Route, is a new attraction that gives visitors a chance to learn about Puerto Rico’s indigenous history through a guided trek across the lands of the Taino people, who were…

52 Places to Go in 2017, Northwest Puerto Rico #29

A new destination for surfers and foodies. A handful of New York City exiles are defying the island’s troubles and turning the tiny surf town of Isabela into a hot spot that draws those escaping the East Coast winter. The Brooklyn-raised chef Wilson Davalos launched the chic, 20-seat restaurant CLMDO in 2014, which sparked a host of…

American Rain Forest

The blue-gray cobblestone streets of Old San Juanare scorching hot, searing the bottoms of sandals like skillets cooking bistec encebollado — steak and onions. Some 30 miles east, however, the ground is cool and damp. Here, thousands of trees form a verdurous parasol that blankets the earth in shade. It’s not just the temperature that’s…

San Sebastián Street Festival 2017 (01/19-01/22)

After Christmas Day, Puerto Rico and most of Latin America celebrates Epiphany, or Día De Los Reyes Magos, on January 6th. After more gift-giving, Puerto Ricans celebrate what they call Octavitas the week after – or some of the last festivities of their long Christmas, which start right after Thanksgiving in November. The truth of…

THE WORLD’S 10 BEST PLACES TO SEE BIOLUMINESCENT ANIMALS

Part of being an experienced traveler is having at least one good story about experiencing bioluminescence (and knowing what the word means). For the uninitiated, it is what it sounds like: creatures that make light. Both land and sea organisms have this ability, including bacteria, plankton, fireflies, worms, snails, fish, jellyfish, and even sharks. Certain…

Puerto Rico’s eco-parks

Puerto Rico’s two best-known eco-parks are only separated by a slender mountain range and a stretch of highway — yet the trip of a few miles from one to the other brings travellers to a whole new world. El Yunque, by far the more famous of the two, is lush and verdant — a damp,…

Puerto Rico’s other coast: ‘An easier life’

GUANICA, PUERTO RICO — The three-mile trail to the abandoned fort on top of this dry forest seems easy enough to tackle. A clear path to the “Fuerte” lies ahead, surrounded by shrubs and cacti, vegetation you would not expect to find on a tropical island. But this is a dry forest, one that gets…

Dreaming of Puerto Rico

One of my favorite things in life is traveling to new places. Learning about a culture first-hand through their history, traditions, and food is just fascinating and pure joy for me. I was glad to tag along on Rich’s business trip to Puerto Rico for a little relaxation after a crazy couple of months and…

Paddling over underwater fireworks in Mosquito Bay

As I set out across Mosquito Bay on a moonless night, the water below my glass-bottom kayak twinkles brighter than the stars above. I skim across a sea of diamonds. Every stroke of my paddle stirs up an explosion of blue-white light. I am on Vieques, a small island an hour by ferry off eastern…

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