The Caribbean islands offer more than just white sand beaches; it's the perfect locale for R & R and adventure seekers alike.
4 Jamaican Must See Places for Visitors
Jamaica is a beautiful island with so much to see and do. There are many beaches, waterfalls and other natural wonders that make it a great vacation destination for tourists from all over the world. Here are some of the top Jamaican must see places:
Life in Puerto Rico
Ever thought of going to Puerto Rico? Well, before you do here are some facts that might either change your mind or make you wanna go even more! Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos. Its Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive, centuries-old fortresses. Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, locals are American citizens, and American travelers can enter the Island without having a passport. Nor do U.S. travelers require international calling plans for their phones. The currency used in Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar. Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, located east of the Dominican Republic. The climate in Puerto Rico is warm and tropical. The temperature varies between seventy, and eighty degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. It can go down to about sixty degrees in the central mountainous area during December and January. There are around 3.2 million people in Puerto Rico. You can get to Puerto Rico by air or by sea. Airlines such as Delta, American Airlines, United, Southwest, Jet Blue, and Spirit Airlines have direct flights to the Island. To give you an idea, the Island receives over 1,300 weekly non-stop flights and almost 1,000 direct flights. Most of these flights come from cities like New York, Boston, Orlando, Philadelphia, Hartford, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore, Washington, and Chicago. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States where the official languages are Spanish and English. You may come across people who speak a mixture of both, or “Spanglish,” given the influence of the U.S. on the Island. American travelers do not need to opt for international plans to make calls since their phones will work perfectly on the Island. In Puerto Rico, there is a 4GLTE network; 5G is available at some locations. In remote areas of the Island, cellular service and data coverage can be spotty, so always plan if you're going into the mountains, for example. Other fun facts: The legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in Puerto Rico is 18 years. The Island has almost 300 miles of coastline and nearly the same number of beaches. Puerto Rico has the largest shopping center in the Caribbean, Plaza Las Américas, and the most extensive rum factory globally, Casa Bacardí. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. Forest System and is in Puerto Rico. The forest receives over 120 inches of rain every year. Although Puerto Rico is an American territory, it competes as an individual country in Miss Universe's contests and the Olympics. Flamenco beach, in Culebra, has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world on multiple occasions. The piña colada was invented in Puerto Rico. The remains of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León are in a tomb inside the San Juan Cathedral. Puerto Rico has been a colony since Christopher Columbus “discovered” the island during his second voyage to the New World in 1493. In 1508, Juan Ponce de León founded the first European settlement, Caparra, near a bay on the island's northern coast; Caparra was renamed Puerto Rico (or “rich port”) in 1521. Over time, people began referring to the entire island by that name, while the port city itself became San Juan. Initially, Columbus christened the Island as San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist). Still, the name was soon changed to Puerto Rico, or “rich port,” when the Spaniards realized the impressive amount of gold found in its rivers. The economy of Puerto Rico is classified as a high income economy by the World Bank and as the most competitive economy in Latin America by the World Economic Forum. Puerto Ricans are known for their warm hospitality, often considered very friendly and expressive to strangers. Greetings are often cordial and genuine. In conclusion these are some facts about Puerto Rico. Would you still like to go?
The Treasures of Bermuda
It’s that time of year again when the weather is cooling off, the nights are long, and we’re stuck indoors to stay warm or cozy. Between reading my next book as part of my yearly reading challenge, I daydream about my next adventure.
Praying I Wouldn't Fall Off Into The Water And Be Eaten By Sharks
Ever since I was a teenager, I dreamed of living some place tropical with easy access to beaches. Brazil was my top choice, but I had the opportunity to move to St. John, USVI with a couple of friends and seized it.
My First Cruise Experience on the Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Have you ever been on a cruise? I have and it was my first cruise ship holiday in 2018. Cruise holidays are always fantastic and I want to praise them because now since Covid-19 people might be worried about catching covid whilst being on a ship. I suppose it's something we have to think of from now on.
Am I Crazy for Moving to Haiti?
When you think about Haiti, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If you watch the news, you might have visions of earthquakes, violent protests, and poverty dancing in your mind's eye. And if you heard of a spoiled white girl who planned to move there, you would probably call her crazy.
Top Places To Visit In Jamaica
By Kevin Strong Sunshine. Soft sandy beaches. Crystal blue water. Palm trees. Relaxation. As a child, I always associated the concept of a tropical paradise with the Bahamas and Jamaica and fantasized about going there someday.
This was my first time. The other three guys had prior experience. Teddy was a retired engineer from the Merchant Marines, so you could say he was the leader, although that’s not what he wanted to be. He wanted to be left alone. Mike had taken several cruise trips, spending most of his time in the casinos while his wife baked on deck. Jack had once sailed to Bermuda with his wife and returned an unhappy man. It was the beginning of the end for them.
An Outline of the Cuban History
The Cuban flag flutters today alongside communist flags, flares, and more at this time than any other time in the island's history. Radio Herald, the state run news service, speaks English; so does every Cubano; and they are informed by radios and television sets placed conveniently near every Havana street.
Amazing Caribbean Landmarks
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country that consists of two namesake islands. It is located where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea meet. It is known for its reef-lined beaches, rainforests, and resorts. Its capital is St. John's.
Traveling to Haiti shivers me all over. I've been there before. The trembling starts in my spine and climbs the stairway to my brain. Then Memory plunges its crookedness to the tips of my toes. I shudder and twist in my airline seat. I press my hands against my forehead to squeeze out images of what I know.
Learning to Appreciate Sharks
I think sharks are incredible creatures, truly remarkable. That doesn’t mean I’m not afraid of them. I’d like to think my fear is a healthy one, more grounded than when I was younger. I remember being asked what I was afraid of. Spontaneously I answered, sharks and tidal waves. I had dreams about them both. For a girl who lived in Central Ontario, it seemed highly unlikely I would encounter either. I laughed about my irrational fears when chatting about fears with friends. Then I moved to Miami, Florida and realized that both my childhood irrational fears had become semi-rational ones.