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Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for solo female travelers looking for a blend of Caribbean culture, stunning beaches, and delicious food. From the vibrant streets of Old San Juan, to the beautiful beaches of Rincón and Vieques, to the rich history and delicious cuisine, Puerto Rico offers a diverse array of experiences for the solo female traveler to enjoy.

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What to Pack for Puerto Rico

Spending some time in Puerto Rico during the winter is undoubtedly a good idea. There’s lots of daylight, beautiful white sand to sink your toes in, and tons of delicious foods available. Whether you want to explore glowing bio bays, learn how to surf, immerse yourself in Boricua culture or seek out the best mofongo on the island, there’s something for everyone to chase away the winter blues. Use this capsule wardrobe to look your best without overpacking.

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Staying at The Gallery Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico

I love unique places. With a chain hotel, you generally know what you’re getting and I can see how if you travel a lot, that sameness can be reassuring. One less thing to worry about. I like taking a chance on a one-off though. Interesting and unique hotels are part of the travel charm. Well, you can’t get much more unique than the Gallery Inn in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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SUP With You?

Every now and then a new activity will emerge and become really popular. It seems like everyone and their dog is doing it, so you’d best try it too. That was my thought on stand up paddle boarding (SUP) when I went to Puerto Rico. It seemed like fun, based on previous articles I’d read. So how did it go? Read on…

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Glow with the Flow: Bio Bays in Puerto Rico

I dipped my hand in the warm waster of Laguna Grande, scooped up a handful and let the contents run down my arm. The water lit up and sparkled like I was a float in a Disney light parade. With every dip of a paddle or swish of a hand the water would glow. Almost like someone had cracked open a glow stick and emptied the contents into the lagoon. There’s a reason bio bay visits are one of the most popular things to do in Puerto Rico.

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Sunsay Snap: Yoga at El Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro sits at the mouth of San Juan Bay and was built to protect the city from attacks from the sea. Construction began in 1539 and additions were continually added over the next 400 years. A handful of sentry posts, known as garitas, dot the perimeter and if you’ve ever seen any tourism images for Puerto Rico you know they’re practically a national symbol. I knew that if I was going to add another yoga photo to my collection having a garita in the picture would be best. I managed to find a quiet spot and a ledge on the lighthouse that sits atop the fort. Half lotus seems to be my go-to for these situations. Can you guys recommend some other seated poses I can get into quickly while my camera’s counting down the timer? Maybe I should aim for…

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