After dealing with snowstorms for the past four Mondays, we finally have a snow free day today in Boston. There still is at least four feet or so of snow on the ground, even higher if you count the snowdrifts and everywhere it gets pilled to clear out a parking lot or driveway. It's even looking like no new snow until Sunday. With all that said, I think it may be time to look for a break in a warmer climate, and I don't mean in Alaska for the Iditarod.
Having been to Florida an umpteenth number of times, it's time to look elsewhere for that warm destination trip. Instead of traveling 5,000 miles to Hawaii from Boston, a closer alternative is the island of Puerto Rico. In just four hours you can fly non-stop (from Boston to San Juan) and only change an hour with the time zone.
If we were to go, I've looked into some "must do" activities. While they have world-class beaches on the island, we're not big beach people.
1) Coming from Boston, we're big into history and take advantage of what the National Park Service has to offer here. On Puerto Rico, a popular destination is the National Historic Site. It comprises the oldest European constructions in the National Park Service. Its a great place to learn about the island's history.
2) With all the natural beauty of the island, ecotourism is a big deal there. You can enjoy the rainforest, explore caves, and take a calming guided cruise far from the snow back home. Acampa Nature Adventures is one such tour guide that seems to have some great outdoor adventures. We might even give zip-lining a go.
3) Finally, it is hard not to visit the 16th/17th century buildings from the Spanish colonial era in Old San Juan. Like I said, we like history and this area looks to be a great place to shop and eat.
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