Puerto Rico

Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico

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Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico

  Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico They might as well have handed me a magic wand for all I knew what to do with a golf club. My trip to the northeast region of Puerto Rico called for a golf-centered adventure hitting up all the top courses on the island. At first the talent of the other players was overwhelming as they traded handicap stats and knowledge of the pros standings back and forth. But I diligently practiced, observed and eagerly embraced the sport – not hard to do in the palm-tree laden, spicy environment of an...

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American Eagle Airlines Offering Non-Stop Service to Puerto Rico & Barbados

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American Eagle Airlines Offering Non-Stop Service to Puerto Rico & Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Nov. 17, 2011) – American Eagle Airlines nonstop service from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)returns this Fall giving travelers a new reason to head to the Caribbean just in time before the cold winter weather hits. With flights operating from San Juan to Bridgetown on American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, each Friday and Sunday beginning Nov. 18, travelers can escape to the island’s serene waters and warm sandy beaches in just under two and a half hours. The...

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Holidays to Remember in Puerto Rico

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Holidays to Remember in Puerto Rico

Why not spend this year’s holiday season away from the busy and frigid locales typically associated with the season?  How about a getaway where travelers can experience a white Christmas with beaches instead of snow? Puerto Rico celebrates Christmas and New Year’s like no other place on earth.  The Island boasts the world’s longest official holiday season, lasting from November through mid-January, so travelers have plenty of time to make arrangements.  Plus, with no passport required for U.S. citizens and hundreds of direct flights from 21...

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Daylight Savings Travel Deals

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Daylight Savings Travel Deals

**All of the below offers are valid for reservations booked between 12:00am and 11:59pm on DAYLIGHT SAVINGS DAY – Sunday, March 13, 2011 ONLY. KURA HULANDA SPA & CASINO (CURACAO): Book two nights at Kura Hulanda in a Deluxe Room or Suite on Daylight Savings Day, March 13, 2011, and receive two extra nights for free. Rates from: $335 USD per night (extra two nights averages out to $167.50 / night) Valid for Travel:  March 15 – Dec 15, 2011.  Black out dates Sept 02 – 06, 2011. Reservations: Call 877- 264- 3106 and ask for...

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A Hat-Start in Puerto Rico

Posted by on 12:01 pm in ITKT Blogs, Puerto Rico | 1 comment

It was somewhat unfortunate that the cruise ship I was on docked in San Juan of Puerto Rico at 6.30pm and was scheduled to leave at midnight. That left few hours to explore and, to make it worse, in the dark and drizzling rain. Never one to be deterred by any circumstances, I walked off the ship as fast as I could manage and, seeing, that the dock was very close to Old San Juan, I decided to walk around town and enjoy the atmosphere of street and shop lights shrouded in mist and the soothing sound of a light tropical rain. It was rather...

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And the Winner is…ITKT Favorite Surprise Destination

Posted by on 5:56 pm in Announcements, ITKT Blogs, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

In the last year, I had an opportunity to visit a lot of places on four different continents. How lucky is that? Most of them were places I have never visited before, and covered areas with rain forests, snow, mountains, sand, water, and/or cement. Even though I may have not visited a destination before, I routinely have some preconception of where I am headed — what the people will be like and whether I will have a good time. This is always a bad idea. Sometimes, I can’t help myself. This was especially true when I had received...

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More Dancing with the Stars in Puerto Rico (video podcast)

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In more of my visit with the folks a Puerto Rica Tourism, I now took the opportunity to interview salsa pro, Jo Quiñones. She helps explain a little about salsa and Puerto Rican culture while exhibiting some fancy footwork with Dancing with the Stars, season six winner, Mark Ballas (he won with partner Kristi Yamaguchi). And yes, I still feel like a klutz. As with all of our videos Quicktime 7.0 or better is required to see our great videos in all of their luster and highest quality. However, we have now added a new feature so YouTube users...

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Dancing with the Stars in Puerto Rico (video podcast)

Posted by on 8:42 am in ITKT Videos, Puerto Rico, Spotlight | 1 comment

It’s been a few months since I was last in Puerto Rico, and, for me, maybe the surprise destination for the year. It is definitely one of my favorite places in 2008. In this video segment I chat with Mari Jo of Puerto Rico Tourism. Not only does she offer some great advice for trying some of the highlights in Puerto Rico, but also invites visitors to Los Angeles to come to the Glendale Galleria (this weekend Oct. 17-19, 2008) to experience some of Puerto Rico’s vibrancy first hand. This includes food and free dance lessons with...

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Getting Lost, then Not

Posted by on 4:30 pm in Books, ITKT Blogs, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

There is a certain joy to walking through streets of a newly visited city, just to get lost. I had been spending most of my afternoon in Old San Juan finding shade under skinny trees, watching the most cheerful protest ever (I thought it was just a well-organized street party instead of a serious issues with local teachers), and admiring the fabulous architecture, when it was time to go home — I stayed at the Marriott in the Condado area. People I had spoken with suggested I take a cab due to the heat, the easy way to get back to my...

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The San Juan Marriott (video podcast)

Posted by on 4:52 pm in ITKT Videos, Puerto Rico, World | 0 comments

First off, I loved San Juan. To me, San Juan has so many great things about that I would hate to have it all squeezed in in one place, I will have more on San Juan, Puerto Rico on ITKT soon. Right now, I want to focus on a specific part of my trip. The place where I laid my head, had breakfast, dinner, enjoyed some great San Juan skylines and used as my hub for traveling the city, the San Juan Marriott. I met with the big cheese at the San Juan Marriott, Julian Cable-Treadwell for the In The Know perspective on San Juan and the Marriott. With...

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Travel Thoughts: 37,000 Foot Queasy

Posted by on 8:49 pm in ITKT Blogs, Puerto Rico | 3 comments

This week I had the pleasure of visiting the most shocking vacation spot I have seen in ages, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s shocking in a good way. Why don’t more people know about this fantastic island? I am not sure, but as a West Coast native, I never even hear about folks traveling to San Juan. While I plan to offer more on this gem in future writings and video, my story starts 37,000 ft. in the air, an hour outside of Los Angeles — when the bad lima beans hit. They tasted only curiously bad when I was eating them at home watching bad...

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Non-Stop to San Juan with Marriott Stay

Posted by on 1:56 pm in Announcements, Puerto Rico News, World | 1 comment

San Juan Marriott is Easy… To Get To Resort Celebrates New Non-Stop Flight Service with a Special Offer San Juan, Puerto Rico – February 20, 2008 – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has put a special promotional offer in place to welcome AirTran Airways’ new non-stop flight service to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Atlanta and Orlando, which begins March 5th. To celebrate the new flights San Juan Marriott has announced its “Easy Access” package, valid for travel March 5th to December 20th. The discounted offer, which is...

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Golf Featured in Film

Posted by on 1:01 pm in Golf and Gaming, Puerto Rico News, World | 0 comments

Gran Melia Puerto Rico Featured in Lifetime Television Network Movie Gran Melia Puerto Rico Golf Resort & Villas will be featured in a 90-minute prime-time movie called “Christmas in Paradise” on Lifetime Television Network scheduled to air nationally at 9 p.m. on December 15. Filming of the Christmas-themed movie at the resort took 10 days during the month of September; but, the movie production team spent six weeks in Puerto Rico also featuring scenes from Old San Juan. Resort locations showcased in “Christmas in Paradise” included the...

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Puerto Rico en Español

Posted by on 8:12 am in Español, ITKT Videos, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

Bienvenidos a nuestra nueva seccion de In The Know Traveler, titulada In The Know Español. En este video nuestra intrepida periodista Maryl Celiz y el equipo de ITKT tuvieron la oportunidad de platicar con Vanessa Lugo y Yolanda Figueroa sobre Puerto Rico y todo lo que este pais tiene para ofrecer. Estas entrevistas son parte de una serie que se grabo en el Long Beach Convention Center durante el Los Angeles Times Adventure and Travel Expo, un evento en el que varios representantes de las mejores destinaciones turisticas compartieron lo mejor...

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Extra Day at San Juan Marriott in July

Posted by on 8:28 am in Announcements, Puerto Rico News | 0 comments

San Juan, Puerto Rico – June 27, 2007 – Americans looking for adventure beyond the barbeque this Fourth of July can spice things up with a trip to the United States’ southernmost territory where the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is offering an extra night free to guests booking four-night stays during the month of July. With direct flights from most major airline hubs including Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and no passport requirement for U.S. citizens, the San Juan Marriott is...

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