Goal Orientation

About 9 months ago I sat down and took a long hard look at my life because I was tired of floundering around aimlessly and not only getting nowhere but getting pretty beat up emotionally in the process. I realized that I had abandoned any semblance of goals for myself and in …

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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 half. There’s lots …

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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 …

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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 sleepy fog, I …

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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 back …