Photography by Tori Ray in San Juan, Puerto Rico
I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to write this one because this was one of my favorite moments of our trip. We made it to the beach, just in time for dusk. The storm left damp sand and a glow in the air. The sea swallowed the sky; almost the same shade of blue. The prettiest palms lined the beach. It was beautiful.
The Dreamcatcher | Vegetarian Bed + Breakfast
It started to storm shortly after we arrived, so we relaxed on the open terrace as the rain fell around us. We sat on hammocks and took in the beauty; specs of colors placed about, incense floating through the damp air and greenery lining the walkway from the entrance to the main courtyard. The storm that welcomed us made us feel like we were sitting in a rain forest and it was thrilling, every bit of beautiful.
There are communal kitchens with cooking utensils and spices to share. Every couple of rooms share a bathroom too. There's a local chef on site as well; since we were only there for one night we ventured out for dinner, but we heard lovely things about the food. The ocean was steps away. The rain left the sand damp, the water blue, a dusky haze on the beach and a lovely sunset. The Dreamcatcher was even more stunning at night, dew sat on the plants, lights twinkled in the courtyard and the coquí's sang us to sleep - it was magical.
The next morning we woke early to blue skies. A quick cup of coffee and a trip down to the beach, we spent a bit in the sun before heading back to shower and set off to our next destination.
Thank you The Dreamcatcher for sharing your city with us, for an unforgettable experience and the sweetest welcome to Puerto Rico, I'll never forget it.
/ Follow me around The Dreamcatcher in my latest YouTube video, linked below
Rain or shine, it's every bit of magic.
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- the simple life, just for the night
Tucked away in the edge of the mountain; this beauty awaits. Dusk settled in shortly after we arrived. Sun seeped through the windows, casting warm shadows along the wood floors. We picked up flowers and fruit from the market before setting off earlier that day; the flowers gave the treehouse the extra coziness we hoped for and the fruit was my sunset snack. Personal pizzas and s'mores by the fire. "No wifi available" forced us to dig into the books left laying around the house and cuddle a little extra. We were in bed before midnight, drifting off to dream.
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