I spent the last fleeting days of summer and the long Labor Day weekend in Puerto Rico - a getaway perfect for two. The colorful seduction of Old Town San Juan will tantalize your mind, body & soul - from the romantic and quaint bungalows to the intimate cafes.
You will leave with a fulfilled palette from the traditional and not so traditional cuisine of the island dwellers including such essentials as coconut (the Pina Colada is highly favored!) and seafood. You will also leave with a fulfilled adventure-seeking spirit because every corner you turn down in Old San Juan presents a new opportunity to discover the traditions of the culture. We found our greatest fulfillment in the rainforest and took away some history learning that its existence has even protected the inhabitants from natural disasters. We were cleansed by the rainforest – figuratively and quite literally as I have never experienced such a downpour in my 23 years of life – and we were grateful.
Although the beginning had a melancholy undertone, I end this note rather hopeful; changes in seasons bring new opportunities and things to look forward to. Puerto Rico gave me an opportunity to rebalance and reenergize, and as far as the eye can see, the future is near and whatever it brings I am ready.