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sample itinerary for your Puerto Rico vacation
If you are considering experiential travel Puerto Rico but you aren’t sure how it works, the best way to explain it is to send you sample itinerary for your Puerto Rico vacation. In other words, explain what makes Purple Coquí Tours different from Travelocity, Expedia, etc. and tour operators in Puerto Rico. If you google “Puerto Rico...
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Unusual experiential travel ideas
Two unusual experiential travel ideas prospective clients ask me about all the time are about purchasing from medical cannabis dispensaries and getting tattoos. The first time someone asked me about either, I thought it was a fluke. When it happened a second time, I thought it was just coincidence. Now that it happens in many...
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Puerto Rican Pride
Relegated to second-class status, suspended in the netherworld between statehood and independence, Puerto Rico is an island that has been dealt a lot of blows over the last 100+ years. Until recently, few in the United States understood the relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and in truth, probably didn’t care. For better or...
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Warehouse full of food and supplies
It’s almost become the punchline to a very bad joke. On January 18th, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud discovered yet another locked warehouse full of food and supplies in Puerto Rico. This time in Ponce. The first few instances (in the San Juan metro area) were unearthed in August 2018, 11 months after Hurricane Maria devastated the...
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Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans
I am a huge fan of David Begnaud of CBS News. His posts are the first I see when I go to Facebook. In my opinion, he’s the only journalist who’s truly impartial in his reporting about Puerto Rico. Even when practicing impartiality, he’s an ardent supporter of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. His Hurricane Maria...
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Experiential travel in Puerto Rico
When my cousins in Boulder, Colorado contacted me in November to say they were planning a trip to Puerto Rico for two weeks, I was beyond excited. I had just seen them in Wisconsin for their father’s funeral, so the idea of visiting with them under far more pleasant circumstances was what we all needed. They’ve...
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Recently I flew to Wisconsin for a memorial service. I stayed in a Wyndham Hotel and while everything was fine, I was quickly reminded of the reasons I loathe hotels and prefer Airbnbs. Although this may seem like a personal preference, it’s not just about my personal comfort. I feel strongly about staying in an...
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vacation planner
When your coworker returned from Puerto Rico raving about the adventure they had with their significant other, was your first thought, “Adventure? I stayed at a hotel on the beach. It was beautiful and relaxing, but I’d hardly call it an adventure.” You inquire about this person’s experience. “It was a non-stop rush!” They told...
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We live in a pre-packaged world—even when it comes to travel. If you’re going to invest time, money and effort into exploring the world, you should get the most out of your experiences. Skip the crowded tour buses and landmarks you’ve seen billions of times in pictures of your friends and family members’ vacations. You...
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