It’s So Easy
Normally, I have no qualms about traveling internationally. That said, I appreciated how much less work I had to do in order to travel to Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory. If you’re an American, here’s why it’s easy:
- You don’t need your passport — a license or ID is all you need to fly.
- The currency is the U.S. dollar.
- While Spanish is the main language of the island, English is widely spoken and everyone in the tourism industry speaks English.
- Your U.S. phone plan will work normally without having to get a SIM card or paying roaming charges.
Additionally, there are direct flights to Puerto Rico from all over the U.S. (but especially on the East Coast).
The Perfect All-Around Island
Plenty of people fly to Puerto Rico and never go beyond the confines of their resort. Not my thing, but I get it. Sometimes you need a getaway where you do nothing.
But if you want more than just a beach, Puerto Rico has it all. If you’re visiting for just a few days, like I was, you can easily fit in beach time, adventure time, culture time, and yes, even hanging-out-at-the-pool time.
Of course, if you’re going to the Caribbean, you want to see some beaches!