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 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 the […]

Orange and Strawberry Trifle

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Cake: 1 Tbsp. butter 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 3/4 cup CTC Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tsp. vanilla extract Zest of one orange Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a Sheet Pan and set aside. Beat eggs & […]

Fun Drinking Factoids about Puerto Rico

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Who doesn’t love a good factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about rum, liquor and anything drinking-related Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know! Puerto Rico’s drinking age is 18. Drinking culture in Puerto Rico is more relaxed and not as strict as the United States. Rum is the […]

Fun Flora and Fauna Factoids about Puerto Rico

Who doesn’t love a good factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about the flora and fauna of Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know! Mona and Monito Islands are located between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These small islands are considered the Galápagos Islands of the Caribbean Sea. […]

Pomegranate Tea Pastry Cream Recipe

Yum This pastry cream recipe brings a light mellow flavor of our pomegranate white tea!  It is a super creative way to change up the flavor of your pastry cream.  it is light and refreshing and not too sweet. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups whole milk ½ cup of CTC Pomegranate Bliss tea 1/2 cup sugar […]

Old San Juan Tourist Guide

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Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. San Juan was founded in 1521 located in the North West of the island. Old San Juan is full of colorful architecture and rich history. It’s also home to San Cristóbal Fortress that offers […]

Banana Strawberry Split Pie

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This Banana Strawberry Split Pie recipe is a sweet little recipe that is perfect for hot summer nights or tropical living.  It is very easy to make! 1 cup Caribbean Trading fudge sauce, flavor of your choice 1 9-inch chocolate cookie pie crust 1 ½ bananas, peeled and sliced 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened […]

11 Reasons Why Caribbean Fishing Will Make You Happier And Healthier

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If you want to be happier and healthier, go fishing. Puerto Rico has an abundance of marine life, including tropical fish, but there’s also plenty to find in the rest of the Caribbean. The bonus? Caribbean fishing will help you reel in some nice side-effects, such as a boost to your mood and a healthier […]