Fajardo, Puerto Rico / May 2012

This was our first time to Puerto Rico and now I know why people love it so much. It’s packed with character and you can get there in just a few hours. Flights to San Jaun are always some of the cheapest in the Caribbean. I’ve never lucked out so much in my life on a priceline bid - for $100 a night I got what would be my favorite resort for years to come, the Waldorf’s El Conquistador. The dude working the front desk hooked us up with room 3343 in the Las Brisas wing with the most amazing view. This resort is the only place I can stay in the area now, it ruined me forever. Guests enjoy a complimentary ferry ride that departs every 10 minutes to their private Island, Palomino where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. Here, you feel like you are on paradise and the views from the Island are amazing. You can swim to another tiny island called Palominito. Look for huge lizards and snorkel over the scary drop off in the water.