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Puerto Rico

#FriFotos: Steps

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photo: Francisco Collazo ** This week’s #FriFotos theme is “Steps,” and at first, I thought of buildings and structures reached by impressive or treacherous steps. And then, I started thinking of a whole other kind of step. Francisco took this photo in 2009 while we were working on Fodor’s Puerto Rico. … Continue reading »

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For Sale: One Island Dream House

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photos: Francisco Collazo ** Lots of people dream about living on a tropical island. Our friends Wally and Marina decided dreaming wasn’t good enough, though. They quit their jobs, packed up everything, and moved from California to Puerto Rico. They lucked into finding an incredible home, one just outside the rainforest … Continue reading »

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San Juan Insider: App Update

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photos: Francisco Collazo ** Last week, we were in Puerto Rico to update our travel app, San Juan Insider; though we keep it actualizada from our home base in New York, there’s nothing like being in Puerto Rico in person. We were overdue to check out what was new, what has … Continue reading »

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Postcard from Puerto Rico: Hitching a Ride

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photo: Francisco Collazo ** Car-crazy Puerto Rico (on an island that’s 100 x 39 miles and has a population of about four million people, there are more than two million cars) is slowly becoming more bicycle-friendly; we’ve noticed more bike lanes and more cyclists during this visit (though, sadly, it’s not … Continue reading »

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Mona on my mind

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photo: The Lighthouse People (via Google images) ** Most travel/place-based writers have a list, whether mental or written, of the places that intrigue them, the places they want to research, experience, and write about. I have many of these, but one that’s been rattling around in my mind for several years … Continue reading »

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