Author: Vanessa Ramos

Vanessa Ramos is a lifestyle writer from Puerto Rico with a goal of traveling the world. She started traveling back in 2018 and so far, she’s done international work exchange, backpacking, and solo traveling in three continents. When she's not writing, she’s hunting airplane tickets for her next trip.
Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico (What to Know, By a Local)

Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico (What to Know, By a Local)

If you’re worried about traveling during the hurricane season to Puerto Rico, you’re not alone. Every year tourism drops from late July to November because visitors are afraid of traveling. But worry not!  I’m a Puerto Rico local who has lived through many storms and hurricanes myself, and I’m here to tell you all about…

Castillo San Felipe del Morro (A Local’s Guide & History)

Castillo San Felipe del Morro (A Local’s Guide & History)

Visiting Castillo San Felipe del Morro is something you can’t miss if you’re traveling to Puerto Rico. With more than 400 years of history, El Morro features an impressive history of battles, and it’s a favorite site to explore in Puerto Rico, for everyone from tourists to Puerto Rican families and locals like myself. The…

How to Get Around Puerto Rico (13 Best Ways, By A Local)

How to Get Around Puerto Rico (13 Best Ways, By A Local)

There are at least thirteen ways to get around Puerto Rico. Transportation options in Puerto Rico include rental cars, taxis, buses, Uber, ferries, trains, scooters, and even trolleys. If you’re deciding how to get around in Puerto Rico, the best transportation method will depend on the cities you’re visiting, if you’re staying in the metro…

Puerto Rico Packing List (19 Things People Forget to Bring)

Puerto Rico Packing List (19 Things People Forget to Bring)

While many people pack their luggage exclusively with swimwear, sandals, and t-shirts when they’re visiting the island, the truth is you’ll need a little more than that on your checklist of what to pack for Puerto Rico.  I live in San Juan and I’ve seen many visitors buying essential things they forgot to pack for…

43 Travel Gifts for Women (Fun Ideas for What to Get Her)

43 Travel Gifts for Women (Fun Ideas for What to Get Her)

If you’re wondering what makes a good travel gift for that airport-loving girl these holidays, you’re not alone. As a frequent traveler and travel writer myself, I know that buying gifts for women who travel can be a challenge. To help you out, I’ve prepared an extensive gift guide with great ideas for travel gifts…

19 Best Things to Do in Ponce, PR (Fun Activity Ideas)

19 Best Things to Do in Ponce, PR (Fun Activity Ideas)

Ponce is one of the most visited cities in Puerto Rico, both by locals and international tourists, so if you weren’t already planning to do so, you should definitely be adding Ponce to your list of places to visit on the island.  La Perla del Sur offers the historical charm of a colonial city, combined…

19 Best Things to Do in Rincon (Fun Activities & Top Sites)

19 Best Things to Do in Rincon (Fun Activities & Top Sites)

Rincon is famous for having the best beaches to surf in Puerto Rico and the entire Caribbean, but even if you’re not a surfer, there are other great things you can do in this city located on the west coast.  Whether you want to spend the day surfing, swimming, or hiking, Rincon definitely offers endless…

15 Best Things to Do in Aguadilla (Fun & Unique Activities)

15 Best Things to Do in Aguadilla (Fun & Unique Activities)

If you are wondering what to do in Aguadilla, you will have lots of options. If you want your vacation in Puerto Rico to be all about exploring beaches, sunbathing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, then Aguadilla is your go-to destination. This city located on the west of Puerto Rico is a popular destination for nature…

Puerto Rico on a Budget | How to Stay, Eat, and Travel Cheaply

Puerto Rico on a Budget | How to Stay, Eat, and Travel Cheaply

If concerns about money are stopping you from visiting Puerto Rico, then after reading this post, you’ll be booking your next trip to this Caribbean paradise.  It’s true that Puerto Rico is not as cheap as other destinations in Latin America but, after growing on the island, I can confidently say you can enjoy a…

Driving in Puerto Rico (A Local’s Guide, for First Timers)

Driving in Puerto Rico (A Local’s Guide, for First Timers)

You’ve probably heard horror stories about driving in Puerto Rico and you’re already having second thoughts. But before you decide to spend your budget on private shuttles and taxis, as a Puerto Rico local I can tell you some of those stories are exaggerations, and that Puerto Rico is safe for driving if you take…

39 Places to Visit in Puerto Rico in 2022 (By a Local)

39 Places to Visit in Puerto Rico in 2022 (By a Local)

If you’re looking for places to visit in Puerto Rico, but you don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. While you can read about Puerto Rico tourist attractions almost everywhere, some Puerto Rico destinations are hidden gems that only a Puerto Rican would know about.  Lucky for you I am a…