Caffeine Culture: The History of Coffee in Puerto Rico

Coffee has a deep history in Puerto Rico, dating back to 1736. Over the next hundred years, the coffee industry continued to grow, reaching its peak in the nineteenth century. However, by the the...

Facts About Arecibo Observatory, 2020’s Latest Loss

In a period of weeks when we’ve talked a lot about famous filming locations in LA, Manhattan, and the UK, one such iconic location tucked into the vast greenery of Puerto Rico has been...

The Ultimate Guide to Working Remotely (From the Beach!)

It feels like an eternity since the first COVID lockdown happened. For many people, what was meant to be 2 weeks of virtual work and school quickly turned into months… and although so many...

How Architects Shape the World We Live In

When prospective tourists consider a vacation to Puerto Rico, they picture silky white beaches that survey sparkling seas. They imagine dancing at lively festivals held against a backdrop of forests and mountains. They see...

Photographing the Island of Enchantment with Luis Sousa

Luis Sousa was born and raised on the Island of Enchantment, a location that has informed every creative decision he’s made since. Hoping to learn more about how this Puerto Rican photographer and videographer...

How Voluntourism is Helping Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane

On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria became the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the island of Puerto Rico. Noted as the deadliest storm to hit the Atlantic last year and the most intense...

Rediscovering Home in Puerto Rico: A Q&A with Writer Melissa Alvarado Sierra

Melissa Alvarado Sierra has traveled the world by land, sea, and air, but when she began working as a freelance writer and had the option to settle down anywhere she wanted, she knew she’d...

A Guide to Puerto Rico’s Annual Festivals

Let’s cut to the chase: Puerto Ricans know how to party. No matter the time of year, it’s difficult to turn a corner on the island territory without happening upon a celebration of some...
Elvin and Zay grew up in tropical Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment.

Meet Elvin and Zay, the Travelers without Suitcases

Elvin and Zay Tirado can’t help loving Puerto Rico, the island where they grew up, met, and fell in love. Although they spend about three-quarters of the year exploring faraway cities and countries, they...

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