This is not a travel story about how I got to see “Hamilton” with the blockbuster musical’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the lead in January in Puerto Rico. This is not a travel story about the particular tour we took to Puerto Rico and how nice it was to let someone else do all the planning. It’s not a travel tome about San Juan’s amazing history, though the city is so steeped in tales of conflict and adventure it should be sepia toned. (And sepia toned Puerto Rico definitely is not, surrounded by blue water, trimmed in beige sand beaches, frosted in lush green rain forest and sprinkled with a paintbox of colors on the buildings.) This is a travel story that says: Go to Puerto Rico. Don’t fear the devastation from the hurricane that slammed the island 20 months ago. Parts of the island are still struggling, but there is so much that is quaint, tasty and breathtakingly beautiful. The residents went through hell, but are gracious and friendly. … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico trip started with ‘Hamilton,’ but ended with admiration for island’s spirit
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Traveling is no longer just a way to take a break and escape your everyday routine, it's a way to give back. Over the past couple of years, traveling to a destination to see and help with its preservation through ecotourism, voluntourism and agritourism (like woofing) has been on the rise.Executive director of the Center for Responsible Travel Martha Honey told the New York Times that seeking authentic experiences within the local culture is the new way of travel. However, being a responsible traveler isn't as hard as it sounds. An easy way for tourists to help local economies is by checking out local businesses, especially those beyond major city centers. In doing so, she said it can even give travelers a better vacation by helping build a connection to the destination. 10 PHOTOS 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico See Gallery 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico Go snorkeling Take advantage of San Juan's clear waters by … [Read more...] about 10 reasons to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico right now
As featured in SmarterTravel’s The 12 Best Places to Travel in 2019 and 10 Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2019, Puerto Rico is a trending destination this year, and the musical Hamilton has a lot to do with it. Starting on January 12th, Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises his role of Alexander Hamilton for a special featured performance of the hit musical in his father’s home of Puerto Rico. Thanks to a customer-favorite airline, JetBlue, you can score free tickets, airfare, and more by entering its giveaway, Duel Seats: JetBlue’s Hamilton in Puerto Rico Ticket Giveaway. The daily sweepstakes starts on January 10th and you can enter every day to win: Two roundtrip flights from New York (JFK) to Puerto Rico (SJU). Two premium tickets to see Hamilton in Puerto Rico, as Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises his role of Alexander Hamilton. One-night stay in a hotel in San Juan. Prizes are for the opening week performances only, from January 12th to 17th. Official … [Read more...] about This Airline Wants to Send You to Puerto Rico to See ‘Hamilton’
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?
Our weekly roundup of this week's best Bay Area fare deals Chris McGinnis, Thrifty Traveler Published 5:59 am PST, Friday, November 30, 2018 Seeing the Eiffel tower at different, fun angles in the morning. Seeing the Eiffel tower at different, fun angles in the morning. Photo: Jin Chu Ferrer/Getty Images Photo: Jin Chu Ferrer/Getty Images Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Seeing the Eiffel tower at different, fun angles in the morning. Seeing the Eiffel tower at different, fun angles in the morning. Photo: Jin Chu Ferrer/Getty Images Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Paris, Raleigh, Puerto Rico, Portland, more 1 / 18 Back to Gallery The flight deal gurus at Thrifty … [Read more...] about Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Paris, Raleigh, Puerto Rico, Portland, more