Snorkeling the Coral Reef

Snorkeling the Coral Reef

We got up early to head back out to the small seaside village where our boat captain from the night before fitted us all with snorkel gear and ferried us to the coral reef. The students were quick to learn the basics of snorkeling. Then, we swam around the reef,...
The Travelogue Continues

The Travelogue Continues

We woke up to an island-wide power outage. We are all fine. The hotel has a generator, and our phones are staying charged. Meanwhile, we are making a few slight changes to the itinerary. Day Three offered a chance to explore the beach, practice our swimming skills,...
Puerto Rico – The Second Day

Puerto Rico – The Second Day

Melissa Spindler’s travelogue continues. What a day! After an early breakfast, our bus took some very narrow and windy roads up into the national park rainforest of El Yunque. At our first stop in the forest, we climbed one hundred stairs up a tower where we...
Puerto Rico Travelogue:  Day One

Puerto Rico Travelogue: Day One

The following report is from the trip diary of Melissa Spindler, FLI Residential Dean/Trip Chaperone. The 3 am wake-up at Franklin Academy was very cold and black. However, our students were giddy as we loaded onto the “party bus” (dark blue lights make...