The Radio Telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico has been on my travel destination wish list for almost 20 years, ever since the Visitor’s Center was built in 1997. The Arecibo Radio Telescope was completed in 1963 after only 3 years of construction. It is a Scientific treasure and an impressive piece of engineering.
I finally was able to explore the World’s Largest Radio Telescope mere weeks after it was no longer the largest – July 2016 China opened a Radio Telescope that is slightly larger, claiming the World’s Largest Title. Arecibo Observatory is well worth a visit for anyone who loves science and engineering.
Here is everything you need to know about the Observatory and how to avoid a Travel Disaster!
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On the East Coast of Puerto Rico, close to our home in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico is an adorably named place of Monkey Island. The island is easily visible from the shore, and looks nothing like a monkey, perhaps from overhead. Nope. Cayo Santiago, also known as Monkey Island, is shaped like a lower case r, and is a research colony/habitat to a bunch of Rhesus Monkeys. And you can kayak out to the island for up close viewing of the Monkeys!
A couple friends of mine booked a kayaking trip to Monkey Island and invited me along. The low price and spending time with friends , plus the possibility of MONKEYS, made it an easy decision!
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When I first heard whispers about Disney’s Club 33 I was not sure if it was real or an urban legend. I spoke to people that assured me it was real, but they had never been inside. At that point, even the exact location within Disneyland was even a mystery. Continue reading Disney’s Club 33 – 10 years of Birthday Celebrations
After extensive Preparation (read about it here), we are loving living in Puerto Rico! After six months we are still considered “new”residents and everyday we learn new things about this beautiful island.
Here are 12 surprising facts about Puerto Rico:
(I only knew the first five before we moved to the Island!)
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Girls’ weekend seems incomplete without a little spa time. Our adventures included exploring Old San Juan, dining, shopping, scuba/snorkel trip, and plenty of beach time. We headed off to the Waldorf Astoria Spa, located in the lovely El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
My first visit to the El Conquistador resort was last year, but this was my first spa visit. Each previous resort visit included a scuba dive, how had I not thought to follow up with a massage? Hmm. Continue reading Spa Time at the El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico