Last Day in Puerto Rico

Today is officially my last day living in Puerto Rico.  What a 7 months it has been! Easily the quickest 7 months of my life. I met a ton of interesting people, learned a lot of different things from everyone, and got to experience what living in paradise is like.  There is still a whole…

6 Months in Rincon, PR

I’m 3 months into my Engineering Rotation while living in Rincon Puerto Rico. As I’m at the halfway point of my time living on this beautiful island, the photos I’ve taken do not truly personify how awesome this experience has been.  Hence the reason I’m starting this blog!  To anyone reading this, I hope you…

To The Best Team I’ve Gotten To Work With

  I came to Puerto Rico as part of my Rotational Program.  I’m leaving with a wealth of knowledge that I gained from working with an amazing engineering team.  I really can’t say enough about how great it’s been to work with talented engineers with a common goal. I owe a lot to the people…

Attempting To Finish The Bucket List

I had friends come through from home during my last week staying at my Ensenada Del Mar apartment.  I was actually glad they stayed up until my move out day. I ensured that during this last week I checked off some activities off the bucket list.  I took them to Steps Beach and we got…

Counting Down My Final Days

As of today, I have one week left in my apartment complex and two weeks left in Puerto Rico. This has easily been the fastest seven months of my life.  Everyone I’ve met in Rincon and Puerto Rico in general has made some form of a lasting impact on me.  I owe the company I…

Travel Guide: Recommended Activities

If you ever have the chance to stay in Puerto Rico for an extended period of time make sure to get as much surf, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and hiking in.  These are truly the best activities to do on the island.  Some of the things I’ve seen and done over the last 6 months here,…

Family Visit

Three weeks ago I had my dad, brother, and cousin visit.  For my dad and brother it was there first time in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Needless to say, I had a ton of activities and sites to show them for week.  We had a very stacked agenda. They were easily able to pre-occupy…

Catch up – BioBay Review and Ceiba Visit

About a month ago I went across the island to Fajardo and did the well renowned Bioluminescent Bay tour.  For those who don’t know, Fajardo is completely on the East side of the island, about 3.5 hours from Rincon.  The BioBay tour in Fajardo, which takes place in Laguna Grande, is supposedly the 2nd best…

Travel Guide: FOOD

I’ve had the opportunity to eat a thousand different cuisines since arriving in Puerto Rico back in January.  I’ve gotten food from restaurants, outside stands within town and on the side of the street, guest that have stayed over, co-workers, strangers from the street – literally everywhere.  What I have learned is that food in…

My Routine that Leads to Success and Happiness

A question I somewhat receive on a frequent basis from friends and family is – ‘What do you do on a daily basis?’ or ‘Do I do any work?’ My answer isn’t anything complicated, usually I respond by saying something along the lines of ‘Yes I work as an Engineer for a medical device company…

Hitting a Road Block

Puerto Rico is probably in contention for containing the most scenic waterfalls in the world.  The list goes on and on about where all the hidden gems are around the island and this includes finding the best waterfalls that offer something for everyone.  Lately, I’ve been trying to find some low key waterfalls and hikes…

Unconventional Visit

I had an unanticipated visitor roll through about two weeks ago. One of my uncles decided to visit for a little over a week based on a whim.  It was actually good timing for him, as the surf season was winding down in Rincon and everyone was heading back to the states.  At first glance…

Going Off The Beaten Path and Science

It is very easy to get caught in the monotonous behavior of staying put.  I make every effort, especially during weekends, to break the monotony and see everything outside of Rincon.  This led me to La Soplaera Waterfall in Penuelas.  These waterfalls are up  steep green mountainsides.  Its a serious driving effort to navigate through…