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A Selection of My Favorites
A LOCAL'S VIEW OF A HOPEFUL SAN JUAN - LONELY PLANET
My paradise has been transformed, forever marked with the visible and invisible scars left by ferocious winds and all-encompassing waters. But now there’s a new and subtle vibration felt in the city – a new San Juan is emerging in all its raw and vulnerable beauty for the world to see. I walk down the streets here and I can’t help but feel immense appreciation for having an opportunity to rethink, to rebuild and to rebound... Read More
SAN JUAN'S BEST COCKTAIL BARS - LONELY PLANET
In the balmy Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, the creative class has merged the art of island living with the art of crafting a cocktail. The result? A wave of striking flavors that delight both connoisseurs and amateurs. And that’s just what’s on the menu – where you drink matters just as much. From the well-worn and crusty to the meticulously decorated, these bars are little masterpieces serving up some seriously inventive booze... Read More
THE PUERTO RICO YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, YET - POPSUGAR
Puerto Rico is a microcosm, encapsulating cultures from much bigger countries and from thousands of years ago. Go to Old San Juan and you see the Spanish influence, go to Loiza and you find the African heritage, and go to the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Ponce and you get a glimpse of the Taíno culture. Not surprisingly, this melange works delightfully well... Read More.
14 SIGNS YOU LEARNED TO DRINK IN PUERTO RICO - MATADOR NETWORK
13. When you were going through your hard-drinking phase, you spent many nights downing shots at El Batey. This dark-and-crusty dive bar in the heart of Old San Juan is where you came to play pool, chat with the bartender for hours, and sing along to the Bob Dylan songs playing on an old vellonera. You liked that phase. It made you feel like a modern-day Hunter S. Thompson. Hell, you even wrote your own rum diary! Read More.
PUERTO RICO FOR INTIMACY SEEKERS - MASTERCARD
The waiter brings a ginger vodka and lobster croquettes—you take a sip, then a bite, and close your eyes to savor the pungent island flavors. A fragrant marlin with eggplant follows, and then you finish with the guava budin, a mouthwatering bread pudding showered with guava sauce. You’re at El Blok, a secluded inn and restaurant in the utopian island of Vieques, and thanks to Chef José Enrique, the local trailblazer behind the restaurant’s illustrious cuisine, Vieques is now a place you can see as well as taste... Read More
PANAMA CANAL CRUISES: AMAZING PORTS OF CALL - PRINCESS CRUISES
If you ever wondered what crossing the Panama Canal would be like, take a chance and cruise in comfort and style across this famous sliver of water. Traveling through different locks, the journey across the canal takes around ten hours. See others make the crossing as well, from cargo ships to small sailboats; the canal serves all kinds of vessels. Approximately 13,000 ships make the crossing every year... Read More.
VERDE MESA EN EL VIEJO SAN JUAN - NILEGUIDE
Al abrir la delicada puerta blanca del restaurante Verde Mesa, en la calle Tetuán del Viejo San Juan, rápidamente adentras la casa de una mujer francesa ecléctica y rústica del viejo mundo, que colecciona cerámicas, cocina con mucho sabor y está siempre feliz de que la visiten. A esto se añaden olores, colores y melodías que reflejan la hermosura de los campos fértiles de Francia... Read More.
CANADA'S GREATEST ADVENTURES - DISCOVERY BLOGS
As the second largest country in the world, Canada has no shortage of places to explore. From snow-dipped mountains and haunting rain forests to sculpted fjord lands and arctic tundra... Read More.
NICARAGUA: EDEN OF SURFING & YOGA - SEEK RETREAT
THE LURE OF CUERNAVACA - DISCOVERY BLOGS
Cuernavaca or Cuerna—as locals call their beloved home—is a Mexican city known for its brilliant confluence of luxurious comfort and cultural... Read More.
THE RANCHER - CH+D MAGAZINE
“If you can’t walk out of the living room or bedroom or kitchen onto the ground, if you have to go down steps, you’re not living like a real Californian lives,” said architect Cliff May, whose name has long been synonymous... Read More.
LOT TWIST - CH+D MAGAZINE
It isn’t easy being green. While environmental concerns are a priority now more than ever, sustainable building practices can still be more complicated and expensive than traditional... Read More.
TOTAL RHAPSODY - FASHION TV
A stampede of mismatch heaven took place at the Marc Jacobs show held at the Lexington Avenue Armory, where the audience enjoyed an awe-inspiring, all Americana... Read More.
THE LOGIC OF BRIGHTS - HOUZZ.COM
Dwelling in a beige-boring world? Vanquish color-phobia with a small dose of brights that’s enough to grant your casa a zesty spin. Bold color fusions of sunny yellows, cool aquamarines... Read More.
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