Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 5:27 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Elizabeth Warren, United States senator from Massachusetts and one of the many Democrats running for president in 2020, speaks at the "Community Conversation about Puerto Rico and its Recovery" held at the Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Theater, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. Warren addressed the hardships Puerto Rico has endured in the past two years, particularly its debt crisis and the recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. less Elizabeth Warren, United States senator from Massachusetts and one of the many Democrats running for president in 2020, speaks at the "Community Conversation about Puerto Rico and its Recovery" held at the ... more Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Image … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico
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By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San Juan, and other oft-frequented parts of the U.S. territory have been set to welcome tourists for a while. I packed my American dollars and left my passport at home. Old San Juan, the historic colonial barrio of the capital, on first stroll looked untouched by Maria. The cobblestone streets were spotless, the Spanish colonial buildings bright and colorful, and visitors flocked to the hundreds of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue umbrellas on … [Read more...] about Travel: Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?
Floating in a tranquil sea of aqua water, my body raised to the sun, I knew I’d made the right choice. When my friend finally coaxed me to shore, I sat under the palms and watched 5-foot-long iguanas roam the park like pets while I sipped on a cold cocktail. We were in Puerto Rico, a place my travel partner had fallen in love with just before Hurricane Maria’s devastating visit in 2017. He had been anxious to go back to see how the Caribbean island was doing. Ever frugal, I could not resist the $350 airfare from Minneapolis-St. Paul, picturing myself on a beach just as snow flurries would be landing on my balcony back home. Making our way to the island, we felt a twinge of guilt and relief as we flew in and out of Atlanta, where just days before the airport had canceled hundreds of flights in response to Hurricane Florence’s devastating sweep through the Carolinas. Heading to San Juan, we had hopes for a little sun on clean beaches and no stormy surprises. Our timing … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico welcomes visitors with wide-open beaches, great restaurants and charm
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
Branson brighter than ever Branson, Mo., is staking its claim as home to the most spectacular Christmas celebration of the season. The Silver Dollar City theme park has unveiled its biggest and brightest Christmas lighting array ever, throwing the switch on 6.5 million colorful LED lights. Only Busch Gardens' Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Va., is brighter, featuring some 10 million lights. The Branson holiday festival, known as "An Old Time Christmas," continues through Dec. 30. It features the nightly Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, Broadway-style musical productions of "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life," a five-story special-effects Christmas tree, strolling carolers, a dramatic Living Nativity and seasonal food offerings. The park's 100-plus craftsmen/women create one-of-a-kind holiday items (silverdollarcity.com). Tribune News Service Vacation-sharing advice Traveling with family members and friends can be fun and festive. Or, fraught with … [Read more...] about Branson’s Christmas is brighter than ever; Puerto Rico rebounds