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island time: part two

It’s tradition to build a Chupacabra Hut using driftwood, fallen palm fronds, and vines for lashing it together. The Caribbean has some of the best colors, even with abandoned structures. And inhabited structures. In Old San Juan, it felt like you’d be kicked out of town if you painted your building the same color as […]

island time: part one

Culebra is an island of 1,800 people off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. It feels like a little-known tropical wonderland. The official beer is Medalla (pronounced “meh-DIE-yah”), and most beers are only available in smaller, 10 oz. cans. The top three drinks, however, aren’t beer: rum & piñas, margaritas, and piña coladas. There’s a […]