Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico

Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest

The good news; Oktoberfest 2014 is here. Even better news there are several places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico. Synonymous with Munich, huge beer tents, lederhosen, Schweinebraten, bratwursts, and copious amounts of great German Beer; Oktoberfest is an annual event celebrated around the world. Here in Puerto Rico, the biggest Oktoberfest takes [...]

Homemade Tostones

How to make Tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn [...]

USA Gov Shutdown Closes Some Puerto Rico Attractions

El Morro Closed

October 17, 2013: Open For Business: The USA Gov Shutdoen is over, so federal controlled attractions that were closed ARE NOW (or s0on will be) OPEN I feel your pain, if you are heading to Puerto Rico during the current US Government Shutdown because some of your plans have probably been dashed… Due to the [...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

fondeando: eating local in Puerto Rico

Fondeando: eating Local in Puerto Rico, is an extremely well written book with beautiful photography by by Tere Davila and Paola Nogueras. The book explores some of Puerto Rico’s best known restaurants along with hidden gems that you would miss without some local insider knowledge. Focusing on typical Puerto Rican Fondas, Restaurante Tipicos and Chinchorros [...]

Tours with Para La Naturaleza – The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Para La Naturaleza Tours

Para La Naturaleza is the new website for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lands of high ecological value, with the goal that by 2033; 33% of Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems will be protected. My family and I recently did the Las Cabezas de [...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Things to do in Puerto Rico

What are the best things to do in Puerto Rico, must be on the top of your list, if you a planning a vacation to Puerto Rico. The answer is not straightforward due to the fact that Puerto Rico has numerous options depending on what your main goals are for your trip. If you want [...]

Puerto Rico SHINES in TripAdvisors 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean 2013

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2013 have just been announced and Puerto Rico takes the honors in several categories for the Caribbean Region. Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean San Juan, Puerto Rico took the number 3 spot in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Havana, Cuba San Juan, [...]

Mouth Watering Food Tours

San Juan Food Tours

Puerto Rico’s culinary scene just keeps getting bigger and better and one of the best ways to explore and enjoy the local dishes is with a San Juan food tour. Currently there are 3 great tour companies offering food tours in San Juan; Spun Food Tours, Flavors of San Juan and Legends of PR. Each [...]

Puerto Rico Events: June 2013

Puerto Rico Events June 2013

June might herald the start of Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico, but it also means summer is here, with plenty of events to checkout. Highlights for June include: the ever popular Abionita Flower Festival, Agrópolis Country Fair and the biggest event of the month the St. John the Baptist Festival. Jun 27 – Jul 7, [...]

Puerto Rico Events: May 2013

Puerto Rico Events May 2013

Plenty of events happening in Puerto Rico during May, with the highlights being, Puerto Rico Restaurant Week, ‘Puerto Rico Danza Week’ and ComicCon May 14-28, Puerto Rico Restaurant Week Simple concept; great restaurants serving a 3 course menu at an affordable fixed price. Numerous restaurants from San Juan and around the island will be taking [...]