Castillo San Felipe del Morro

El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are sort of the must-see destinations in Old San Juan, so we high-tailed it to El Morro after touring the Bacardi factory. If you’re not too deep into Spanish colonial history, it can be done in about an hour, hour and a...

Casa Bacardi Distillery Tour

After the first two days at Vieques and El Yunque we took a day off to tidy up the apartment, hang out at the beach, and generally decompress and get some much-needed rest. The following day we went to Casa Bacardi Distillery. First we took a bus to Old San Juan and...

El Yunque

The second day of our trip was significantly less crazy-making than the first, though still pretty physically taxing. We slept in at the Sea Gate Hotel until 9:00 (which is pretty unheard of for me), but not before several roosters crowed at exactly 6:00am. Still in a...

Vieques or Bust!

I have to put the first day of our trip among my most physically uncomfortable days ever, right up there with 8+ hours on a small motorboat lost on Lake Powell and teaching English summer camp in a Taiwanese elementary school with no air conditioning in August. Let me...