Learning to Let Go and Move On: Our Destination Wedding in Vieques

Have you ever had something happen to you that made you so upset that you just had to sit back and let it all settle before you could address it? We did, and sadly, it was our own wedding. We were able to talk about it with our family and friends after it happened, but […]

Cruising On By… Our Journey Across the Atlantic on a Big, Big Boat

If you have been following along with us, you know that we have parked our butts in La Paz, Mexico to tell stories about some of the tropical islands, and the Azores… but what about that cruise that took up 14 days of our time?

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.

So, We’ve Decided to Not Do A RTW Trip…

Many of you are already aware that our plans have changed a bit. Originally, we weren’t going to start our trip till October, and it was going to be much longer – up to a year – and in that time we were planning on going all over the planet. But we scrapped those plans. […]

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.