Category Archives: Caribbean Lifestyle

Captain Tim travels the Caribbean living the Caribbean lifestyle. These postings are all about interesting topics that epitomize the Caribbean lifestyle.

Bumper Stickers Rock!

Bumper Stickers

Bumper stickers have been around for a long time. In the late 1920’s to 1940’s they were mostly made of metal or cardboard. However, they were not stickers at all. They were usually wired to the car instead. In 1946 Forest Gill, a silkscreen printer in Kansas, pioneered the use of self-adhesive paper for bumper […]

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 […]

FACTS TO KNOW WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING WITH YOUR DOG IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

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 […]

Orange and Strawberry Trifle

strawberry trifle

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

drinking in Puerto Rico

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 […]