Uncle Sam’s Caribbean: Puerto Rico

El Morro Fort with Rainbow

As opposed to being a raconteur (storyteller), this is my Ricanteur. Ever been hell-bent on replacing a bad memory with something sweeter? New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade aside, my reigning experience on this island was nearly being shot. After a six-hour stopover from Aruba in the 90s became a few late-night hours of […]

Top Reasons Vieques Island, Puerto Rico Should Be Your #1 Caribbean Destination

One of the beaches in front of the W Hotel Retreat and Spa, Vieques Island

Vieques Island is located just eight miles east of Puerto Rico and is definitely the place where you should head to get away from it all.  Escape everyday life stressors to enjoy Vieques beauty, quiet, and pristine beaches. The whole island feels like it is your own. This would be a great wedding destination or […]

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Tortola to San Juan takes just 37 minutes on American Eagle’s ATR72. What was frustrating is that the U.S. Customs line in Puerto Rico took about the same amount of time as the flight–they had just one agent working the line for U.S. citizens while three agents just stood around chatting with each other. San […]