5 Fantastic Puerto Rico Day Trips

Fantastic Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is known as the “Isle of Enchantment” (a nickname I completely support) but if you have more than a few days on the island and you don’t make it out of San Juan, you may miss out on some of its gems. The island is relatively small; no city is further than about a 2 hour drive from San Juan, and a lot … Continue reading Fantastic Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Know Before You Go: Puerto Rico

A quick list of seven things to keep in mind while planning your trip to the ‘Isle of Enchantment’! 1. It’s a US Territory If you’re planning a trip to the Island of Enchantment, you probably already know this, but it merits pointing out again. This makes it so easy for US citizens to travel there–no passport necessary, no worrying about money conversions when buying stuff, … Continue reading Know Before You Go: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Food and Drink

Puerto Rican cuisine is all about the two P’s: pork and plantains. There’s also a lot of rice and fried food, all of it delicious and most of it pretty un-spicy. This surprises a lot of people who are expecting something along the lines of Mexican food, with lots of peppers and hot sauce. Instead, comida criolla in Puerto Rico is all about satisfying, flavorful dishes. Here’s a … Continue reading Puerto Rican Food and Drink

10 Free & Cheap Puerto Rico Attractions

As a popular tourist destination, Puerto Rico can be a little pricey, especially if you’re staying in Old San Juan (one of the most beautiful areas!) near where the cruise ships dock. But never fear! There are plenty of free and cheap things to do once you get there! Here are some of our favorites. Near San Juan 1. Old San Juan Old San Juan … Continue reading 10 Free & Cheap Puerto Rico Attractions

Quick Guide: Puerto Rico

IN SHORT Puerto Rico’s nickname is the “Island of Enchantment” and I’ve also heard it described as “Latin America for beginners”. I think both are true, and great reasons for visiting. You can get a feel for Latin America–the colorful art, welcoming culture, upbeat music, tasty food–without having to be fluent in Spanish, think about currency conversions, get a passport, or worry about avoiding drinking … Continue reading Quick Guide: Puerto Rico

An Adventurous Honeymoon in Puerto Rico

Honeymoon in Puerto Rico

Things have been crazy for me this year–I got married, bought a house, honeymooned in Puerto Rico, and traveled to Bolivia, all while going to school and working and that sort of stuff. As the year is drawing to a close, I’d like to share a little about my travels this year, starting with a little bit about our time in Puerto Rico. First Night … Continue reading Honeymoon in Puerto Rico