Mayagüez, Puerto Rico | Architectural Gem of the West

Mayagüez is a living time capsule for the early 1900’s, specifically the Art Deco style architecture from the 1920’s. Blending the modern elements of Art Deco and the traditional Spanish architecture makes Mayagüez so uniquely special.
This self guided walking tour of the old city center is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the architectural gems.

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is an architectural gem and absolutely worth a visit. Beyond the architecture, Mayagüez boasts incredible restaurants, small town charm, and incredible ocean views.

Founded on September 18, 1760, Mayagüez started with humble beginnings first as a simple Spanish town, then elevated to status of villa, and now it is the 8th largest population municipality of Puerto Rico. It is affectionately referred to as the Capital of the West.

Colon Plaza City Center in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Colon Plaza City Center in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

While not my first visit, I was able to spend several days in the oldest part of the city. The highlight of this visit for me is touring the various styles of architecture, especially impressive is that most of these buildings are within a 2 block radius. It is fascinating how much there is to see simply walking around.

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic | Travel Guide

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic is my top pick for an inexpensive hidden hideaway in the Caribbean.

Beach Hopping and Travel Guide for Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Are you looking for a tropical island beach town with small town charm and international flair?

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic is my top pick for an inexpensive hidden hideaway in the Caribbean.

Playa Bonita Las Terrenas Dominican Republic
Playa Bonita Las Terrenas Dominican Republic
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Cascada Limon | What to know before you go to El Limon Waterfall in Samana, Dominican Republic

Hidden away in the mountains on the north coast of Dominican Republic is El Limon waterfall, Cascada Limon.

Saddle up!

There are several trail heads to begin the journey to Cascada Limon. The distance and difficulty of each trail varies and each of them ultimately reach the same entrance at the top of El Limon. For a change of pace, we rode horses.

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Plan Your Visit to Nevis Island | What to Know Before You Go

Nevis Island is one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean! This warm weather, tropical destination boasts amazing mountain views, stunning white sand beaches, fresh & healthy cuisine, adorable wildlife watching all wrapped up in a safe and relaxing environment.

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a little country located in the Leeward Islands chain, the arched group of islands dripping down the eastern side of the Caribbean Sea, beyond the USVI and BVI islands. St Kitts and Nevis is the country name, as well as the names of the individual island states.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | First Time Travel Guide

Approaching the coast line of Dominican Republic, visitors are greeted with lush green tropical landscape along the jagged coast line at the edge of the little town of Punta Cana. The resorts are sparsely dotted along the coast. The thatched roof airport terminal of Punta Cana is reminiscent of vintage postcards of early air travel to far off tropical destinations.

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