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Photo Essay: Abandoned Vieques, Puerto Rico

Tweet In our five days on the island of Vieques, we drove our rented Jeep down nearly every paved road and some that weren’t. We explored as much of the island of possible, which is difficult when you consider how much of it, about half, is protected by the government and inaccessible to the public. […]

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Photo Friday: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Tweet Sprawling over 20,000 acres, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States. It’s been part of the National Park Service since 1903, but the Ta√≠no tribes left their petroglyphs all over the peaks of the forest long before the Spanish arrived. Today it’s one of the most touristed regions […]

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How to See Vieques, Puerto Rico

Tweet Vieques is one of Puerto Rico’s barrier islands, known for the former military base and the wild horses that have their run with the place. Most people choose between it and Culebra as a way to get back to nature. You won’t find the crowds of tourists like you do in Old San Juan, […]

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Visiting the Bacardi Rum Distillery

Tweet The name is synonymous with rum. In fact, every classic rum cocktail was created with Bacardi, including the Cuba Libre and daiquiri. My first taste of it was mixed with Diet Coke in a college dorm room, long before I could appreciate the delicate flavors of a white rum. Since then I’ve come to […]

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Photo Essay: Iconography in Old San Juan

Tweet As you walk past the colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets, you’re immediately aware that San Juan is a city brimming with history. The architecture reminds me of my time in Portugal, apart from its iconic tiles. The unincorporated archipelago of Puerto Rico may technically be a territory of the United States since the […]

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Photo Essay: Knoxville Street Art

Tweet I’ve found street art all over the world including places I knew had a thriving art culture, like Melbourne, Berlin and Miami, as well as places I didn’t expect it from, like Toronto, Porto and my hometown of Atlanta. But I didn’t expect that during a short overnight trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, I would […]

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Atlanta in the Snow

Tweet In case you hadn’t heard, my hometown of Atlanta was a hot mess last week when we received two inches of snow and had to shut down the city with cars abandoned on the road in a truly spooky¬†Walking Dead style. The last time I experienced a storm like this was before I left […]

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Photo Friday: Honolulu, Hawaii

TweetSomething lately has left my mind on Hawaii. Perhaps it’s that my friend was just married there (congrats, Kelsi!) or that it was an important place to me a few years ago, serving as a break during my time in Australia. I had been away from my family for six months, the longest I’d been […]

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Photo Friday: Atlanta, Georgia

Tweet I may have a mild fear of heights, but I love the views from said heights. Seeing the buildings, cars and trees like tiny dots from above is unparalleled. I’ve been to Surfers Paradise’s Skypoint Tower, Toronto’s CN Tower and of course the Empire State Building in New York City. But it took me […]

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Florida: The Land of Sunsets

TweetAs the summer is winding down, I can’t believe how little I have been out in the sun. My “summer” is typically in April and September, as I work every June and July. Back in April I had my Ultimate Florida Road Trip, which took me from St. Augustine to Key West and back, soaking […]

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