When expats move to Puerto Rico, it’s either to the bustling and vibrant city of San Juan or the hippie surfer’s paradise of Rincon. Imagine if Burning Man created a beach community where locals live happily ever after, surfing the perfect wave and frolicking around the island. That’s Rincon in a nutshell. Here’s what to do and see to experience the town like a local.
Get Coffee at Cafe 2 Go
This little coffee roadstand coffee is a local haunt, run by barefoot locals with dreadlocks and good vibes. They also serve breakfast burritos (great for kicking hangovers) and fresh fruit smoothies.
Crack Open a Coconut Cocktail
It may be a hotel, but Villa Cofresi has a seaside bar that serves famous piratas — a favorite Rincon sunset drink. Served in a giant, hollowed out coconut, a pirata is a combination of different rums, coconut milk and creme de cacao.
Buy a Drink (or a Spear Gun) at La Estacion
This stop on your Rincon journey is a rite of passage more than anything. What was once the town’s fire station is now a local watering hole … where you can purchase your cocktail on the right-hand side of the bar and your nunchucks on the left. Half of the bar is dedicated to selling everything from spear guns and rifles to fishing tackles and snorkeling gear. Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir or simply a cocktail, La Estacion is worth a stop.
End the Night at Taco Love Land
Attached to La Estacion is Taco Love Land, which serves the best tacos in town for cheap, cash-only prices. You can find locals lined up when they open at 4 p.m. and a stream of regulars popping in to socialize throughout the night. The secret? Parmesan-crusted tortillas.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
If the first word you think of when considering Seattle is “rain,” you’re not to blame—there is plenty of rain in this most famous of Pacific Northwest cities. But there are plenty of other, more enjoyable, quintessentially Seattle experiences to be found in Washington’s largest city, and here are the top five you can pack into any visit, no matter how brief.
The Bwindi Field Tent is one of the most formidable tents for international travelers. Designed to provide safety for travelers and field researchers in remote locations, the tent provides comfort for up to three people at a time. When not used for sleeping, it can convert into a mosquito net to help cover your bed.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Start your day in Groton, Massachusetts, just a short drive outside of Boston, with a late breakfast on Main Street at Salt & Light Cafe. The casual eatery provides loads of light breakfast and lunch options, with lots of gluten-free and health-conscious menu items. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, complemented by the café’s house-made flavor shots. Pastry items and desserts are also a can’t-miss add-on to your meal.