Island Magic Citrus Marinade for Steak

This yummy marinade with steak pairs so nicely with rice or with vegetables.  We tried this recipe on steak that we put on the barbecus along with some grilled zucchini and baked potatoes.  It was fantastic!  The citrus marinade gives it a nice summery flavor.  Serves 6. Ingredients ¼ cup Orange Juice Juice of ½ […]

We’re Just Getting Started

Three Kings Day Today is December, 26th, and the Christmas season is just getting started here in Puerto Rico. As a child growing up in the states, I would anxiously await Christmas Day, knowing that the festivities would all be over on the 26th.  Here in Puerto Rico, January, 6, also known as Three Kings […]

It’s That Time of Year: Good Food and Good Friends

With less than a week until Christmas, I asked a few of the girls at our Palmer location what some of their favorite Christmas traditions are that are unique to Puerto Rico. Pasteles, Coquito, and Parranda were easily the top three. From this I realize that delicious food, a good drink, and spending time with […]

Take a visit to Portalito Hub in Palmer

El Portal is El Yunque National Forest’s official visitor’s center but as many of you know, with the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 the facilities were severely damaged, as well as roads and trails. Six months later Portalito Hub opened to serve as the temporary visitor’s center for the forest and […]


Travel Dog Caribbean

Who wants to leave behind their pooches when traveling? Especially not when going to the Caribbean Islands! Traveling with dogs is like traveling with kids, minus the whining and diaper changing. But it’s fun nonetheless. Whether you wish to cruise or fly over the Islands, don’t let your little buddy miss out on all the […]

Chinchorreo at Luquillo

Are you interested in tasting what our local food has to offer and enjoy a beach view? Well let’s go! Right after El Yunque Rainforest, you will find Luquillo, a municipality known by all who practice domestic tourism and lovers of chinchorreo. Chinchorreo refers when a group of people go to a cozy bar or […]

Fun Taino Facts about Puerto Rico

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Who doesn’t love a good factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about the Taino Indians, the native population found in Puerto Rico.  If we missed Taino fact please comment and let us know! Back in the day before the Caribbean islands were discovered, men sailed the seas in great discomfort. When they slept, they […]

Cabin Boy Bernie’s Top 5 fun places to go in North-East Puerto Rico

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These are my top 5 favorite places to go in north-east Puerto Rico: El Yunque- El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system located in North-East Puerto Rico near Rio Grande and Luquillo. There you can experience water falls, beautiful views and animals like the native parrots and […]

Fun Historical Factoids about Puerto Rico

Who doesn’t love a good historical factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about the history of Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know! Gothic churches are rare in the New World, but Puerto Rico has two: Porta Coeli, built in 1606 in San German and San Jose, built in […]