Over the Xmas holiday, we’ll be jetting off to the island of Culebra off Puerto Rico, with its crystal-clear water and white sand beaches. It’s one of the top diving spots in the world. It’s too bad I or any of my family traveling with me do not dive, but we’ll be snorkeling from above. I’ll be getting my whole family personal masks and mouthpieces for Christmas, so we no longer have to rent equipment that hundreds of other people have spat and chewed on before us. (This is also a test to see which of my family members actually read my blog and now learned their Christmas gift).
In any case, it has been quite an ordeal to book a flight to Culebra. Usually when traveling to the Caribbean, you fly through San Juan to connect – but for some reason, flying to San Juan itself is requiring a change of planes. We’ll be taking Spirit Air with its carry-on baggage fees and all (but all you need is a swimsuit and book, right?) and then switching in Miami. We have to figure out the second leg to Culebra – you can opt for a puddle jumper, or the ferry, which takes longer and ends up costing about the same after you factor in taxi fare to the ferry and everything.
Anyhow, I’ll keep everyone posted about this upcoming trip and the ins-and-outs of traveling to our favorite U.S. territory. Stay tuned!