Our Tropical Journal

Bienvenidos. Here's our place to share finca and island news, memories from guests, as well as ideas, recipes, and assorted ramblings from the hammock...

Posts Tagged: eco travel

Work. Stay. Love.

I’m home and almost settled after three weeks at the finca. Three weeks of lots of work, and lots of wonder; of being overwhelmed for days on end by loss and joy, both. I don’t know if I’ve ever returned from a trip — anywhere — with so many folks asking to hear about how… Read more »

Different Ways to Escape

Remember that post…way back last winter, when I proclaimed “This is where and how it would happen?” Ahhh. Such confidence. Such naïveté. Even at my age. I showed my little makeshift desk in the quiet corner of Casa Nueva, drenched in that first sweet honeyed-morning light, surrounded by the day’s early twitterings of birds and… Read more »

When and Where and How it’s Going to Happen

At pre-dawn; dark with a wash of lightening periwinkle to the southeast, behind the lace of the silhouetted flamboyan tree, one or two last strong stars, before they bow out, and the backdrop of last cheeps and chirps. They change at this time of day, from the all night bug chatter to birds. And these… Read more »

in which we find the finca

Folks were friendly. Native Viequense or bleary-eyed ex-pates, both seemed to welcome anyone weird, or adventurous enough, to have bothered to find, and get to the place. Just having landed on the island made you sort of an insider. We’d past the first of many, oh so many, initiations to come. Vieques is roughly 3… Read more »