Stand Up Paddleboard on Condado Lagoon

Until quite recently, my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) experience was limited to the tame gym pool.  Now that I live on a tropical island, I am hooked on SUP!  During the Women Who Live on Rocks writer’s retreat, we were invited to a fabulous morning adventure of SUP and kayaking on Condado Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Beginners Guide to White Water Rafting Around the World

White Water Rafting is a great way to see the area along a river in an adrenaline fueled activity.  Here is what I wish I knew before I went rafting the first time.   I have asked for guidance from fellow travelers about their first trip, and advice from a few experienced rafters.White Water Rafting

The first time that I went rafting was in Colorado with a very experienced group.  They asked me if I wanted to go on a weekend trip, and one full day was going to be rafting.  Without asking any questions, I said YES!

I did not know about the area, different classes of rapids, what to expect – I just showed up.  Granted, I had a great time, but I was in way over my head, here what I wish that I knew before my first trip. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to White Water Rafting Around the World”

Over view of Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Overview of Fajardo, Puerto Rico for Seven Seas beach, Bio Bay kayaking tours, scuba, dining, and the El Conquistador hotel.

Our first experience with Puerto Rico was Old San Juan, and I was hooked!  When planning our next visit, we knew we needed more time, and we wanted to explore several areas of the island.  We started in beautiful Isla Verde, just outside of San Juan, then rented a car and headed out to Fajardo for a few days.  Six months later, I find myself back in Fajardo.

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Fajardo is an hour East of San Juan, at the meeting point for the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea on the Northeast tip of the island.  Fajardo boasts one of the world’s rare bioluminescent bays, a must-see at night during the new moon, when it is darkest.

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