Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm going to San Juan, Puerto Rico!

So here's the scoop: In three weeks from today, I'll be hanging out in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

How did this come about? Well, it was sort of on a whim and sort of planned for. Let me explain.

I've been looking to do more traveling for awhile now. Ever since my trip to NYC and discovering how rewarding solo travel can be, I've been working on where I want to go next. I've started up a long list of places around the U.S. and abroad that I want to experience. But not only do I want to experience it for myself, I want to share my journeys with you through the blog. I've always been focused on exploring the local and sharing the personal and I want to take that to a larger scale. I hope you won't mind me sharing my experiences on the blog. In fact, I hope you'll support me as I head out on each journey. After all, with a name like Follow Eric, travel really makes perfect sense.

As for this trip in particular, Puerto Rico was never on my list of possible destinations. But the other day I was channel surfing and came across an episode of Chuck's Eat the Street on Cooking Channel. As I watched him explore restaurants all along Fortaleza Street, I found myself getting drawn in. By the end of the show, I was fully inspired to get myself to Old San Juan so I could enjoy the beach and eat mofongo and tostones and any other preparation of plantain I came across.

I would make a long story short but that's pretty much the story. The next day I reviewed my flight and hostel options, found one that worked for me and booked it.

With that said, I'll be on a redeye flight with JetBlue and then checking into Posada San Francisco hostel three weeks from today.

One of the big perks of traveling in Puerto Rico is that my phone should work just like if I were in the states. That means I'll be uploading pictures and sharing my experience online. I hope you're excited. I know I'm ecstatic.

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In the meantime, I invite you to follow me on Pinterest, where besides pinning some of my travel plans, I've been inspiring myself to see the world.


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