My Favorite Place to Explore in San Juan

My Favorite Place to Explore in San Juan

Positioned on the western tip of the Isleta de San Juan, Old San Juan is the location of the second Spanish colony on Puerto Rico. Established in 1509, the colony was actually originally named Puerto Rico, or Rich Port. It later switched names with the island, and became known as San Juan in 1520. 

Trade winds blow from Europe almost directly to Puerto Rico, so the island became a gateway to the new world. The location of this colony gave the Spanish control…

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Santurce, San Juan

Santurce, San Juan

After two weeks of wandering San Juan, I thought I had seen a decent amount of the city. I was so wrong! San Juan is much bigger than I thought; it is also much bigger than any of the travel sites I visited showed.

I have only been exploring two districts of the city, but it turns out one of those districts, Santurce, has the highest population and highest density of people in the city. This also means that it's the most densely populated area on the whole island, but this wasn't always the case.

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A Taste Of The Big Easy

A Taste Of The Big Easy

In one of life’s moments of spontaneity, my wife asked me if I would like to visit New Orleans for a long weekend. She was traveling to Biloxi, MS for work and thought it would be fun to take some extra time to stop in NOLA since it’s only an hour from Biloxi. 

It didn’t take much convincing to get me on board with the plan, so on May 4th we hit the road! 

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Saint Louis: Tiffany

Saint Louis: Tiffany

After my adventure in the Smoky Mountains I decided to stay close to home for the next outing. I visited Tiffany, one of Saint Louis' many neighborhoods, with my friend Jason Gray... While the neighborhood is largely residential, Jason and I walked around the areas under development. This gave me a chance to use up the film I had left over from the Smokies.

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Tennessee Part IV: Exploring Knoxville

Tennessee Part IV: Exploring Knoxville

After five days of non-stop activity, we were looking forward to a couple days of rest in Knoxville. Our Airbnb was a giant loft in Old City above a coffee shop. The name, Awaken Coffee, is an obvious play on words, especially because there is a church that operates out of their back room.

For breakfast we decided to stop in. After we finished our meal of fresh local donuts and New Orleans style chicory cold brew, we set off to explore our surroundings. 

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