I admit, I always wrote Puerto Rico off as nothing special because you don’t need a passport to get there. I felt like an exotic vacation included different currencies and passport stamps. After spending a few hours in Puerto Rico I learned that it remains much influenced by its Spanish roots and it’s a Spanish country with U.S. amenities. Before I start, let me say that I fell in love with Puerto Rico. You don’t get the benefits of a cheaper currency, but you get beautiful weather, warm people, and the amenities of more developed localities.