Adaptive Globalization in Puerto Rico

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Paige Schnoebelen

In March the Adaptive US team jet set to Puerto Rico! Covered with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest, this beautiful Caribbean island did not disappoint.

Upon our arrival, after the NY team took a trip to Costco for the weekend’s provisions, we all met at our Airbnb oasis to greet each other and enjoy our first drink of the trip!

 

From there we wasted no time and went straight to the beach for Beach Olympics! The Olympic games included whiffle ball, football (American) and a 3-legged race (with a photo finish)!

 

The competition was fierce.

 

After an eventful first day at the beach, we all made our way back to the house for a night of BBQing and good old-fashioned fun, soaking in the sunset in our backyard paradise.

 

One of our favorite activities from the trip was the waterfall hike through El Yunque rainforest.

 

Fun fact – this is the only tropical rainforest recognized by the United States National Forest System! The trek through the magnificent outdoors was worth the destination as we ended our route at a breathtaking waterfall!

 

Some other highlights from our trip include chicken fights in the ocean, poolside gymnastic lessons by Meagan, Paul’s sunburn, and a couple nights out on the town in the capital, San Juan.

 

On our last night, we took in the culture of Old San Juan, a neighborhood featuring colorful Spanish colonial buildings and a vibrant salsa dancing scene!  

 

All in all, we had a wonderful time in Puerto Rico. 

 

Many thanks to those who helped plan this trip!