Puerto Rico is a wealth of untapped trails and off-roading pathways for the adventurous soul. Next time you’re on the island, trade a day of sunning yourself on a lounge chair for getting dirty and exploring uncharted terrain. The best paths are ones you discover yourself, but below are three launch points to help you get started.
Fun fact: El Yunque is the only rainforest part of the United States. The expansive rainforest has many hidden paths to discover, and you can find your way up 3,000 feet into the cloud forest for breathtaking views of the island. Be on the lookout for the indigenous coqui frogs, a locally beloved animal. If you want to camp overnight, you must apply for a camping permit at least two weeks in advance.
Start at the town of Jayuya to load up on car snacks and supplies and then make your way to Lake Matrullas in the mountain reserve in the south-central part of Puerto Rico. This is a less-crowded version of El Yunque, and the natural pools and walking paths are mostly free of other visitors. It has a camping area with gazebos, BBQs and restrooms.
Entering the Carite Forest mean you are on a quest for the Charco Azul, a natural pool located in the border zone between Cayey and Patillas. To get there, take your car through Las Lechoneras Guavate and continue about 20 minutes down road #184. Bring your tennis shoes, you’ll hike another 20 minutes or so to reach the pool.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Ireland is a gorgeous country with friendly citizens and lots of areas to explore. Many travelers stick to Dublin, Cork or Belfast when they visit, but there are many cute and charming towns in between these major cities that should not be ignored. The best way to see all these places is to rent a car and do a road trip through Ireland. This is a great way to make travel memories that are memorable and off the beaten path. Ireland is a safe and easy country to navigate, so it’s a perfect trip for firs- time travelers as well as more experienced travelers.
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