Puerto Rico Highway 184 (aka “Guavate” or “The Pork Highway’) is a winding mountainous road lined with lechoneras (roasted pork restaurants) that are famous all over the island. Puerto Ricans come in droves to indulge on lechon (roasted pork), cut fresh off the twirling animal above the coals. Other treats that inexplicably taste better in Guavate than in any other…
Humacao is a small city on the east coast of the island of Puerto Rico. My mother’s family hails from this largely rural area of the southeast. It is also a poor region of Puerto Rico, with over 43% of the city’s population below the poverty line. The town square, dominated by a church like many of Puerto Rico’s public…
El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the United States. Located in the northeast part of Puerto Rico, the rainforest is a popular hiking destination and the center for conservation efforts on the island. Many of the trees and foliage seen here was obliterated by Hurricane Maria. Before you visit, make sure to check the Forest…
San Juan is seldom considered one of the foodie capitals of the US. I think it's time we reconsider.
The stray cats of Old San Juan are some of the city’s most colorful and sassy inhabitants. They are everywhere by the Hotel El Convento, just south of El Morro. You can’t miss them. Be respectful, don’t feed them, and support a local organization like Save A Gato if you want to help them. Click Here to Read Part One…
Puerto Rico is an island of unmatched beauty and enchantment. It also needs our help.
Joshua Chévere Cohen is the founder and namesake of Josh Travels Sometimes. A writer with degrees in both English Literature and History, amateur fencer, and feline aficionado, Cohen brings a poetic, darkly humorous, and helplessly Europhile perspective to the world of travel writing.
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