Puerto Rico is an island nation located in the heart of the Caribbean. The country is administered by the United States and consists of flavours of both the US and its Spanish colonial past. With a casual island vibe and stunning scenery, it makes a delectable travel destination with paradise-like beaches and pretty built up areas. After falling in love with the place, here are 15 of my favourite beautiful places to visit in Puerto Rico… How to get to Puerto Rico There are many ways to get to Puerto Rico with many with two international airports in Puerto Rico that offer flights to and from major cities in the United States, international destinations and other Caribbean islands. You also might want to cruise to Puerto Rico as there are a variety of different cruise lines make stops in San Juan. The Old Town of San Juan Viejo San Juan aka Old San Juan lies at the very tip of the eponymous peninsula. The strip of land spreading between the deep waters of San Juan Bay and the open … [Read more...] about 15 of the most beautiful places to visit in Puerto Rico
Author: Craig DeMartino Publish date: Mar 18, 2019 “Be welcome here.” These were the first words a local climber said as I approached the cliff on our first day in Puerto Rico. My wife, Cyn, and I had travelled to the beautiful island getaway to teach a climbing clinic for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our goal was to take a group of veterans, with varying disabilities, out climbing as part of their healing process. We do this all around the country through the non-profit, Adaptive Adventures, based in Lakewood, Colorado. After the island-changing storm that was Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico took a major hit. It wasn't just the storm, but also the aftermath: loss of tourism, no electricity, and even the roads were gone in many places. We spoke with locals who went 3-9 months without power. This was the norm and thinking about it is mind bending. Can you imagine a major city in the lower 48 going three months without power? The people … [Read more...] about Be Welcome Here: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Climbing
Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post Published 1:00 pm CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel Photo: El San Juan Hotel Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel 'Better than before': Puerto Rico's recovery is nearly complete 1 / 5 Back to Gallery Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli once crooned. Water seeped into the lobby and … [Read more...] about ‘Better than before’: Puerto Rico’s recovery is nearly complete
News With 9 people dead, this plane crash took place just outside Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, this year. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died when the plane plummeted onto Georgia Highway 21 shortly after takeoff from the Savannah airport. Why Did It Happen? Apparently, pilot error was the cause, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Close to a month was spent reviewing an array of evidence including interviews, logs, video, briefing materials, and inspection of aircraft wreckage before assembling a detailed sequence of events surrounding the crash. According to the report, “the left outermost engine experienced problems and investigators found that the crew’s mismanagement of the malfunction deviated from standard procedures. Failure to follow those procedures made further action by the pilot result in loss of control of the aircraft, causing it to crash”. … [Read more...] about Why Did 9 Die In This Deadly Plane Crash In America?
Associated Press Published 7:44 PM EST Nov 10, 2018 Savannah, Ga. – The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21 shortly after takeoff from the Savannah airport. “The purpose of the investigation was to identify the cause and contributing factors that led to this tragic and unfortunate incident,” said Accident Investigation Board team leader Brig. Gen. John C. Millard. “By conducting a thorough review and investigation, we hope to provide answers to the families of brave Airmen that lost their lives and prevent future occurrences and tragedies.” Millard’s team spent close to a month reviewing an array of evidence including interviews, logs, video, briefing materials, and inspection of aircraft wreckage … [Read more...] about Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash