La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site UNESCO Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site: The main elements of the massive fortification of San Juan are La Fortaleza, the three forts of San Felipe del Morro, San Cristóbal and San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo), and a large portion of the City Wall, built …

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8 Interesting Facts About Puerto Rico

The Raíces Fountain in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located just off the coast of the U.S., Puerto Rico is more than just another territory of the United States—there’s a lot of interesting things about this island nation that most people might not know. On one of my trips to Puerto Rico I visited as a guest of the island’s tourism board. I spent …

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Riding the World’s Highest Zipline in Puerto Rico

The Beast zipline in Puerto Rico

The idea of ziplining high over the landscape has always appealed, but even though I’ve traveled for years now to dozens and dozens of countries, ziplining in Puerto Rico was an entirely new experience for me. When the Puerto Rico Tourism Corporation invited me to the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, I couldn’t say no. …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Territories of the United States

Everything you should know about the territories of the United States

This article focuses on the territories of the United States. It’s part of a three-part series explaining the current day situation of the remnants of the colonial empires of the early 20th century, almost all of which are small islands scattered around the world. Other parts of the territories series examine the status of British …

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