This past February I was able to visit the beautiful island of Puerto Rico for the first time, thanks to an invite from two amazing hotel properties located in San Juan. But I’ll be completely honest — visiting Puerto Rico wasn’t very high up on my list prior to the unexpected email invite landing in my inbox. After spending five days exploring the charming streets of San Juan, however, this U.S. territory has a newfound fan in me. I completely fell in love with the people, the colors, the energy and the culture. I hope you’ll consider visiting this special corner of the Caribbean this year, and if you’re not yet convinced — here are some of my favorite photos to inspire you to visit Puerto Rico soon!