Things to do in Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Take an off-the-beaten-path look at the beach town of Luquillo, Puerto Rico on this video by talented young blogger Maria Laborde of LatinAbroad: Named after the region’s pre-Columbian chief, who died shortly after the Taino-Indian rebellion of 1513. Luquillo is a booming beach town, located 45 minutes east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rent a car or take a guided tour: this …

A Lobster Fishing Cruise on Prince Edward Island

This trip wasn’t the one anticipated, advertised as lobster fishing; I was looking forward to an authentic experience with, you guessed it, a lobster fisherman. It may have been slightly naïve of me to have expected this, especially when twelve assorted media people boarded the bus to Georgetown, from where our adventure was due to start. I’m not sure they …

Grand Manan, New Brunswick – Smokehouses and Lighthouses

Idyllic islands are the stuff of dreams; deserted, tropical shores in the Caribbean, or South Pacific, preferably without the Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball moments. Grand Manan, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada isn’t tropical, and too attractive to ever be deserted, so it still fits the bill. There aren’t any coconut palms and it’s not especially isolated, though it …

Postcards from Vancouver – Canada’s city of Reflections

“Vancouver is not a friendly city”, this was surprisingly revealed during a chat with some locals in one of the great bars in Gastown. My informant expanded further upon this explaining that most people are in too much of a hurry to pass pleasantries in the street. Apparently they do not smile or greet each other enough as they pass …

Postcards from Canada; Sealions in the Great Bear Rainforest

It is hard not to love the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a true wilderness nestled between the Pacific coast and the Coast mountain Range, stretching from British Columbia to Alaska. There are not any roads, the only access is by water or flying which adds to the feeling that of isolation in a wilderness. It is such a stunning …