Saint Lucia: Roller Coaster Roads and Fart-Stink Mountains

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 […]

Why We Have Mad Love for Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: In Pictures

Just a little ways South of the Florida keys is the island that Christopher Columbus first landed on after sailing across the Atlantic. A lot of people don’t know the history of the island, but Puerto Rico has plenty.

Vieques Unleashed: Things to Do, Sites to See, Places to Eat!

As you may know by now, we love… and I mean love Vieques. It was especially nice to go back for our wedding to spend more time on the island. Vieques is 21 miles east to west and 4 miles north to south; with it being so small, you think you would have enough time […]

Bye Ferry… Now What?

“….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 Wild Horses of Vieques, Puerto Rico

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 […]

5 Eco Tours to do in Trinidad

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. […]

Smoke and Fury: Gorging Ourselves on Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway

The first thing you should know about Puerto Rico’s pork highway is that it almost doesn’t exist at all. We found it though, and our idea of the perfect meal has never been the same since.