How to Have a Low-Waste, Eco-Friendly Day in St. Louis

When you travel, everything that you do as an impact on the earth. Most of us don't realize it but think about your daily routine. There are endless coffee cups, takeout containers, bags, ticket stubs, transportation tickets, etc. These are two really great articles that help you minimize the amount of trash that you're throwing…

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All About the 5 Most Stunning San Juan Beaches

The main attraction when travelers visit San Juan is easily the coast. Shimmering sand beaches and swaying palm trees act like magnets for sun seekers and in San Juan there are no shortages of places to kick back and watch the waves roll in. I find however, that way too many visitors to the island…

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* Update as of 04/23/2018: Trails open are El Angelito (below) and Toro Wilderness Trail (HWY 186 at kilometer 10.8). Also open are La Coca Falls (below) and a temporary visitor center at #54 Calle Principal in Palmer.   There's…