Kuna Yala

DJI_0271About the Location:  A little slice of heaven from this weekend in Kuna Yala off the northern Caribbean coast of Panama. The Kuna people are indigenous to parts of Panama and Colombia and a large number live on a series of islands where they trade goods, fish, and entertain the occasional gringo.  Though the little cottages may look inviting, they were quite rustic.  Just a wood box with bed, some mosquito netting and one light bulb at the end of a wire, swaying in the gentle breeze.  But when you wake up to this scene, it sure feels luxurious! continue…

Puerto Rican Paradise

dsc_2290About the Location:  The history of Puerto Rico is complex.  Its location in the northeast Caribbean Sea was (and is) of great value to many imperial powers.  Its name, translated to “Rich Port” in English, may describe why it has been occupied by Spaniards for centuries, enduring invasion attempts from the French, Dutch, and British, before ultimately being continue…