Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes of Our Big Two-Part Season Finale in Beautiful Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is a place that’s been especially close to our hearts for many years, going back to when we made our very first visit to the island on one of those big cruise ships almost 20 years ago. We’ve been back to the island on our own a few times since then, and with every single visit our love for Puerto Rico and its people, its culture, its food and its landscape just gets deeper and deeper and stronger and stronger. As a personal rule we rarely like to go back to the same place more than once (it’s a great big world out there after all) but Puerto Rico has been and always will be an exception to that rule. It’s just that kind of place to us. We love, love, love it.

In light of that, we had actually been thinking of featuring Puerto Rico in one of our TV show episodes, going all the way back to our very first season. But for whatever reason the timing just never really seemed to work out, and the trip just kept getting pushed back further and further. And then came Hurricane Maria.

Like so many folks who have grown to love Puerto Rico as we do, we were just heartbroken and devastated watching the horrors of Maria (and her aftermath) unfold across the island. Between what was shown on the news, what you’d read about online, and what we’d hear from friends about life in Puerto Rico post-Maria, it just seemed as though life on the island was chaotic, dangerous and impossibly difficult. There was never really a question that Puerto Rico would recover, but what would that recovery look like? How long would it take? And would Puerto Rico ever really be the same as it was before the storm?

We watched all that coverage, asked ourselves all those questions, and we knew then that we absolutely had to get back to Puerto Rico. To see it for ourselves. To talk with our friends. To see what has changed. To see if Puerto Rico can truly recover, in the face of such incredible devastation and tragedy.

And boy, oh boy do we have great news.

Yes! Puerto Rico is back! And despite what you continue to hear on the news, Puerto Rico is as strong and proud and beautiful as ever. And while Hurricane Maria will always be part of its past, it is abundantly clear that Puerto Ricans are now almost entirely focused on building the island’s very bright and very hopeful future. Have no doubt whatsoever: Puerto Rico is back and they are open for business! And there has quite literally never been a better time to visit, whether it’s your first time or your tenth. What the folks there need more than anything now, is you. Want to help Puerto Rico? Go. Now. And we guarantee you’ll fall in love.

We had such an amazing, educational, inspiring and fulfilling time filming on the island. We got to see and experience more of Puerto Rico than we ever thought possible, thanks especially to our friends at Condado Insider and Borikua Tours. We did so much during our visit in fact, that we filmed enough for TWO episodes of the show that close out season three in terrific fashion.

Meantime here are a BUNCH of photos from our adventure in Puerto Rico, so check ’em out if you get a chance! And feel free to drop us any questions you might have about our trip, what we did or what we saw, or about life in Puerto Rico today. We’d love to hear from you, and we’d love to tell you more!

Cheers guys. Thanks for watching!

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  1. Simon Eduardo Navarreto-Henriquez

    Love that you guys visit Puerto Rico and enjoy our beautiful country. And most of all that you guys exposed our real image not the bad gossip that is advertised about us. Thank you and God continue his blessing.
    Simon E. Navarreto

    • Hey, Simon! Thank you for reaching out and for the kind comments about the show! We LOVE Puerto Rico and hope to give people a better understanding of what it’s really like there and what is really happening there. So your comment means a lot to us! Thank you for watching the show! We’re sure glad to have you along for the ride!

  2. Joe Luccioni

    I agree with Simon’s comments our Island and it’s people get a bum rap “surprise” because of it’s crooked politicians.

    • That’s always sad to hear. We’ll be shouting from the rafters about how much we love Puerto Rico! And of course how much we recommend folks seeing it for themselves!

  3. what is the name of the song playing during the street party?

    • Hi! And thanks for reaching out. It doesn’t really have a name as far as we can tell. It’s just from our production music library. Isn’t it great?

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