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Top Ten Things to do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a great place for a quick getaway. From the east coast of the US it is an easy flight to San Juan and, with consistently reasonable ticket prices, it is a great Caribbean pick for the budget traveler. As a US citizen no passport is required which means no time lost at […]

San Fran’s Giant Redwoods

California is known for its great weather, relaxed and friendly vibe and its wonderful natural parks and resources. One of California’s unique draws is its Redwood Forests, home to the tallest trees on earth! California Redwoods can be up to 2,000 years old, 12-16 feet in diameter, and up to 378 feet tall. Since they […]

The Beaches of Vieques

If you are looking for a vacation destination with warm sun, friendly people and miles and miles of amazing, untouched beaches, look no further than Vieques, Puerto Rico! The beaches of Vieques are the number one reason most visitors venture to this gem of an island. And they do not disappoint! There are over 20 […]

Vieques’ Biobay

The BioBay (Mosquito Bay) on Vieques, Puerto Rico is the brightest bio-luminescent bay in the world and it is so easy to get there and experience this world-class natural attraction! The glowing in the bay is caused by the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense, which lights up with the slightest agitation. The water in Mosquito Bay contains […]

Destination Inspiration: Vieques, Puerto Rico

I love Puerto Rico for a quick, easy and relaxing winter escape. Because of the ease of travel (no passport, yay!), the quick and cheap direct flights, the great food and culture, Puerto Rico remains a top of the list destination. For those willing to go a bit off the beaten path (but still keep […]

Hidden Gem: Zimbali Retreat Jamaica

Most visitors to tropical islands like Jamaica book their vacations at all-inclusive or large resorts where they rarely need to leave the grounds for the duration of thier vacation. For those of you who want a chance to experience authentic Jamaican countryside, culture, food and people I highly recommend you ditch the chain all-inclusives and […]

Destination Inspiration: Costa Rica

Overview Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for all types of travelers. The climate is warm and stable, it is safe and English is spoken all over, (US dollars are even accepted most places). Everywhere you turn there are natural wonders to behold and it is easy to avoid over commercialized areas. Ticos (Costa Ricans) […]

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