Puerto Rico- a destination worthy of an entire vacation

My friend Richard Joseph recently spent some time in Puerto Rico and has graciously shared the diary of his travels with us… read on to find out more about why this country should be on your vacation to-do list. What serves as the anxious start (or tearful finale) for some of the finest Caribbean cruises is, in itself, a destination worthy of an entire vacation. For us it exceeded our expectations by so much we returned the following …

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San Juan quarter a special souvenir for passenger

SAN JUAN – When the Eurodam cruise ship docked in San Juan, passenger Robert Miller was looking for a specific souvenir. Collecting distinctive 25-cent pieces for his grandson, Robert was hoping to find a quarter honoring El Yungue National Forest in San Juan. And he wanted to buy it in Puerto Rico. “I thought that would be a fun thing to do,” he said. “It would mean more to find one here than someplace else.” Issued in …

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Holiday festivities last even longer in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN– Palm trees sway in the warm Caribbean breeze.  A youngster dashes down the beach, dipping her toes in the surf while her parents stroll hand in hand. The sound of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” floats through the balmy air. The tantalizing aroma of gingerbread scents the breeze drifting from the open door of a resort. It’s Christmas in Puerto Rico where the festivities linger long after the traditional Dec. 25th celebration.  “In Puerto Rico, …

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So much to see in Puerto Rico

Follow the glow sticks! It is pitch black and we are kayaking through red mangroves, trying to dodge the roots, on our way to the Bioluminescent Bay Laguana Grande at Las Croabas, Fajardo in Puerto Rico—one of three on the island, I learn from our guide Joel from GSI Adventures. The bay is home to a large colony—more than a million—of dinoflagellates that light up and produce the glowing waters that make the water glow when we …

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