Curaçao: A Dutch-Caribbean Island of Paradise

I just turned 30, and I’m not so pleased about it. But a good friend said to me, I woke up on a beach for my 30th and it was great, so I set out to find a beach. While researching, I googled flights to every single airport in the Caribbean, excluding Mexico as I’d […]

San Juan Dive Bar: El Batey

A low-key, though generally busy, dive bar with low lighting just bright enough to reveal the stripped down walls covered in graffiti from the flow of bar patrons over the years. Locals return regularly for games of pool and to vie for control of the jukebox. Tourists are not likely to award the bar any […]

Puerto Rico Cockfighting at Club Gallistico

Whether or not you may agree with it, cockfighting still exists as a gaming sport in Puerto Rico and is considered to many as an important part of the island’s cultural history. First introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century, the sport was briefly banned in the late 1800’s until it was legalized in […]

Puerto Rico’s Official Drink The Piña Colada: The Debate

Easily recognized by its appearance, memorialized in songs and a long-standing favorite in Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada is a cocktail made of rum, coconut cream and fresh pineapple juice. Typically garnished with a maraschino cherry and wedge of pineapple, the drink has become synonymous with the island, but the origins of this famous cocktail […]