Black Travel Vibes: Puerto Rico is Popping (In Case You Needed a Reminder)

People tend to sleep on the depth and beauty of Puerto Rico. Though the island is considered a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico is far from American, and if you ever forget, the country’s proud people are quick to remind you. Don’t get it twisted!

The vibrant island has a distinct vibe, which is the result of a mashup of cultures–African, Spanish, French, Dutch and British blood pumps through the veins of the islands’ diverse population. The moment you land in Puerto Rico, the spirit of the island will move you and fill you with a feeling you won’t find anywhere else. From the swaying of the trees and the sound of the ocean, to the smell of fresh mofongo and the resilient voices of the people, all of this and more will make you feel right at home.

Visual storyteller Shade Bakare (@fola.shade) got to bask in the country’s wonders firsthand and judging by her photos, it was a mood and a moment. Check out her snapshots and get into the beauty of Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico Unveils New Eight Chapter Marketing Series

Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), today unveiled a new eight-chapter series by Lin-Manuel Miranda, titled “Discover Puerto Rico with Lin-Manuel.”

Together with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), the DMO launches the series of videos that follow the playwright, composer, and Puerto Rican actor in a tour of his favorite iconic locations on the island, to encourage visitors to discover the wonders of the destination.

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10 Things to Buy in Puerto Rico

Remember your experience in Puerto Rico with one of these unique souvenirs.

As a popular tourist destination, Puerto Rico is teeming with souvenir shops. But be warned, these kinds of shops often carry low-quality, mass-manufactured, and boring trinkets that everyone and their mom (literally) have already taken home. Wow your family and friends with some of Puerto Rico’s more unique treasures, like these.

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Take a stroll through Puerto Rican history on a newly-restored trail

Exploring forts and wandering along cobblestone streets are amongst the most popular ways to visit Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. But just outside the ancient city walls there’s a road where few tourists venture. It’s here on the Paseo del Morro Trail where the sea meets the stone, where the waves wash up on centuries of stories and where, for a scenic one-mile walk, you can take a stroll right through the city’s beguiling history.

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