The Best Puerto Rican Instagramers

Every time my boyfriend and I travel to a new place I always spend hours on social media looking up photos of the place that we're going to and he freaks out! Am I wrong to want to scope out sweet locations to create a list of awesome places for us to go to? If…

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The Best Cafes in the Neighborhood of Santurce

One of my jobs is living in a hostel working as an assistant manager and it can get pretty crazy. It's literally impossible to get my writing work done so I basically live at cafes near me so I'm not distracted by kids in banana suits shotgunning Medallas. (Yes, that just happened this week). So,…

What to Expect at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan

A lot of tourists are just that...tourists. There's nothing wrong with staying at a resort or fancy hotel and only doing the activities within like lounging by the pool adjacent to the cool waters of the ocean but that's just not what I'm into. This happens a lot in Caribbean destinations. I ask tourists what…

My Favorite Vegan Restaurants in San Juan

On the Island of Enchantment, seafood is plentiful and pork is king. There's even a highway dedicated to serving up whole roasted pigs right on the side of the road, beckoning drivers, locals, and travelers in with the smell of juicy meat and dozens of dishes to choose from. Vegans fear not. We have many…

The History of Puerto Rican Coffee and the Effects on the Crops After the Hurricane Season of 2017

Yay for my first #guestpost of 2018! This article was written by a new friend here in Puerto Rico. Carlos Ortiz is a US mainland-born writer who has family here on the Island of Enchantment. He told me he was touring the coffee plantations in the mountains learning about the history and what is going…

Hiking El Yunque After Hurricane Maria

*For updates visit El Yunque NF on Twitter but once things start opening up I'll list them below* There's something about traveling late at night, looking out the airplane window and seeing lights over a city you get to call home. Circling the circumference of palm trees and examining the sharp details of the leaves made me…