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Travel Guide // Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico... the U.S. territory that feels a world away.

On my last visit to the States, my family took a quick trip to Puerto Rico and here are some must-see places you should add to your Puerto Rico itinerary.

And obviously, here is a map of Puerto Rico marked with the places we went because I am obsessed with maps.


VIEQUES Vieques is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico known for its bioluminescent bay, scuba diving, and wild horses that roam the streets and beaches. We spent the most time here and these are some of my favorite Vieques highlights: 1. Ride in a tiny plane from the main island We took a small prop plane from the main island of Puerto Rico to Vieques and it was so cool seeing the island from above.


2. Scuba dive The scuba diving in Vieques was incredible! We dove under Mosquito Pier, and the wildlife was astonishing. Instead of a reef along the ocean floor, this reef was growing up along the concrete pillars of the pier beneath the water so we could zigzag t…

Life Updates: Moving + Travel

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I know, I know... I haven't blogged in 6 months. I'll explain why in a little bit, but basically, I'm here and ready to get back on the metaphorical horse.

I have some awesome blog posts planned, but before you see those, I wanted to give you a quick update on where I've been and what I've been doing. So, if you give any f*cks at all, keep reading.

P.S. I realize that this is a slightly long update, so bare with me.

I MOVED TO PORT ELIZABETH! Last I updated you, I was living in Pretoria, about two hours away from my old village, and working as a teacher's assistant at an orphanage. Well, now I live on the southern coast of South Africa in a small city called Port Elizabeth (PE). How did I get here? Basically, in October some crazy sh*t went down at the orphanage and it was shut down. I really, really, really want to tell you guys what happened and go into detail, but until I get the 'all-clear' from everyone involved, I can't. When I do - you'l…

3 Garden Route Activities

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When people visit South Africa they immediately want to see Cape Town and Kruger, and although those are incredible places (I've been to both multiple times), there is so much more to SA. If you plan to visit South Africa, why not try something a little out of the box?
The Garden Route is a section of the South Africa coast stretching from Cape Town in Western Cape to Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape and known for its untouched beauty and outdoor activities. After Shelby and I spent 4 days in Cape Town, we decided to spend another two days road-tripping through the Garden Route. 
Here's our two-day itinerary and what we deem are some must-do activities:
Cage Dive with Great White Sharks We started our trip in Van Dyks Bay (basically, Gansbaai), which is about a two-hour drive from Cape Town. We spent the night in the sleepy, little beach town, and then woke up early for cage diving with Great White Sharks! This wasn't my first time braving the cage, but I wanted to experien…

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