Puerto Rico

A weekend in San Juan

San Juan is easily one of my favorite winter escapes: this is the third time I’ve gone in four years, mostly because it’s so reliably sunny and warm and easy. I can get my fill of sweet plantains, fish tacos, sunshine and colorful buildings in 36 hours—just enough to sustain me through a few more […]

January 24, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in San Juan

In things that I am continually trying to master (although I think I’m getting darn close): the weekend getaway! Although I love a proper vacation in a brilliantly exotic location more than anyone, I believe so strongly that you don’t have to go that far or that long to reap the benefits of travel. Because […]

December 8, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from El Yunque Rainforest

After a week of nothing but beaches and sunshine (poor us!), El Yunque was a nice burst of greenery on our last day in Puerto Rico. The only tropical rainforest in the United States–isn’t it funny how that works?–El Yunque National Forest is only a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Luquillo. A few […]

February 6, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Culebra

My first priority when I booked my trip to Puerto Rico: finding the best beaches. I’ve visited my share of beaches around the world, and even though all I really need is sun and salt water (sand is optional, as discovered in Nice), I definitely judge a place by the quality of the beach. Playa […]

January 30, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Luquillo

On our way back to San Juan from Caribe Playa (via Fajardo and Culebra), we spent a morning at Luquillo Beach before driving through El Yunque National Rainforest (where, predictably, it rained). Luquillo was one of my favorite beaches in Puerto Rico: crystal clear turquoise sea, sands lined with towering palm trees, calm waves and […]

January 23, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Caribe Playa

All I wanted for Christmas was a real good tan, and thanks to Caribe Playa, I got one! When I booked a flight to Puerto Rico on an impulse (namely, I was feeling sad and then I spotted a cheap round-trip on JetBlue), it was mostly because my parents told me that if I was […]

January 16, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from San Juan

San Juan is an interesting place: as an American territory, it’s one of our country’s oldest capital cities. Despite being able to use American dollars and popular chain stores dotting the boulevards, there are roosters crowing in backyards, salsa music playing on street corners. The architecture is a mishmash of glassy modern highrises, tin roofs […]

January 9, 2014 Continue reading…