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Many media outlets, Forbes included, have reported that Puerto Rico reopens for tourism on July 15th. Visitors will be required to present negative a Covid-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of arrival to the island. In lieu of a negative test, passengers will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days. If...
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Puerto Rico and Coronavirus
Although I have very been concerned about Coronavirus in the U.S., Europe and Asia, until yesterday, I hadn’t given much thought to its impact on Puerto Rico. That was until I read the announcement from the office of Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, confirming that three people (all older, with compromised immune systems) have been diagnosed...
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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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