It’s easy to think that any one Caribbean island is going to look more or less the same as any other Caribbean island: hilly to mountainous, with clear turquoise waters and loads of lush green foliage. Such generalizations are hard to avoid sometimes, and transforming to a jaded tourist can quickly change from outlandish concept [...]
“….I don’t think we are going to get on that boat, it’s leaving the dock… NOW!”
This is how our journey back to Puerto Rico’s mainland started after our week on a beautiful tropical island for our wedding & honeymoon. This is also how we learned that Vieques’ island life is not what we were used to back in the States. Things move more slowly, processes take longer, people are laid back — but for some reason, our ferry was in ‘Let’s get the ‘F’ out of here’ mode!
It’s Sunday morning — our last full day on Vieques, and we wanted to explore and take it all in before we had to go back to dreary, winterlike Wisconsin. We were staying at Tradewinds in Esperanza and checked out of our room early, since we had to be up at 6:00AM the next day to make sure we caught the ferry back to Fajardo. My parents had overheard that passengers were not allowed on the cargo ferry, so we just wanted to double check if that was true or not. Passengers are allowed, but we learned that it is just better to take the passenger ferry – things just work smoother.
The first time we went to Vieques, we heard there would be wild horses there. Our impression of the phrase, “wild horses” is probably very similar to the one you have. It conjures visions of the untamed, catching a glimpse of rugged escape, beauty in the power and unpredictability. We thought we’d have to get [...]
Trinidad is a wonderful Caribbean island in the far-south of the sea – just 20mi off the coast of Venezuela. Despite being the creator of the iconic steel drum, they’re not your typical white-sand, laid-back, blissed-out beach destination. Craigy shores, big waves, and a rugged, mountainous interior promise more excitement than most of the islands. [...]