Category Archives: Travel

Lots of great information about a wide range of Caribbean Travel tropics including things to do and places to see.

How Does Ecotourism Affect the Environment?


Mass tourism over the last few decades has led to the destruction of many natural habitats, erosion of previously unspoiled landscapes and harm to local communities. It has also caused a surge in carbon emissions which contribute to climate change. Thankfully, eco-tourism is fighting back. Providing a greener, cleaner and more ethically minded alternative, it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 4 Local Foods to Try on your Puerto Rico Vacation

A collision of Latin and Caribbean culture, nowhere are Puerto Rico’s roots more evident than in the family-owned restaurants and street-side stands that serve up it’s national dishes. Puerto Rican food, or comida criolla, as the locals call it, is an intoxicating blend of indigenous flavors, with traces of African, European and even Asian influence. […]

The Wildlife and Animals of El Yunque Rainforest

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El Yunque Rainforest offers lots of wildlife, but it takes sharp eyes and plenty of patience to see it.  This is a forest that is filled with birds, lizards, and animals in miniature.  Here is some of the wildlife you can see at El Yunque National Rainforest.  The folks at the US Forest Service have […]