Puerto Rico Kitespot: Las Mareas

Puert Rico Kitespot Las Mareas

Sunburned faces, shedding noses, burning muscles, a solid sand-sunscreen mixture in every wrinkle, scratches and bruises well-distributed over the body… we are ready for the next kite day in Puerto Rico. Yesterday’s spot was a surprise. Only 16 minutes from Punta Pozuelo is the ocean kitespot Las Mareas. Take the PR-710 south till you reach…

Puerto Rico Kitespot: Punta Pozuelo

Puerto Rico Kitespot ~ Punta Pozuelo

Life could go on forever like this: waking up in the morning at cock-crow, watching a warm shower go down on the tropical plants before sunrise, driving to the kitespot at breakfast time and kite, kite, kite all day long at sunny 82°F, only observed by palm trees and pelicans. Looking for a beginners kite…

Puerto Rico Kitespot: Punta Guilarte

Enough with 40-50 °F, cloudy and rainy weather! We are off to Puerto Rico, seeking the sun and searching the best kitespot for beginners: steady, slightly on-shore wind without big waves, a sufficiently large beach for launching and not too many bathing people. Today’s kite spot was Punta Guilarte: a shallow, wide bay with warm,…

Get your travel companion from overseas on board!

Planning a group tour with people from different countries can be tricky, especially when the time difference is big. We were planning a kite vacation with a friend who lives in Germany. During the week we barely had a chance to talk directly because of the different timezones. We are in New York and when…

Volunteering near and far, sometimes with mud

You can have many reasons to volunteer. Helping others can be very satisfying and you can connect super easy with new people while doing something fun and useful.  Studies even support that volunteering has positive health effects. But the best thing is you can jump into someone else’s job for a bit. I had a…

How kitesurfers survive the winter ~ Snow kiting

Snowkiting Tug Hill 2012

January. This year one day is ice cold, the next day sunny and warm in New York City; followed by another ice cold day. On springlike days we check the wind forecast every other hour to find out if there might be enough wind for some kitesurfing. Maybe tomorrow? Dreams of summer, beach and kitesurfing.…

Mondays around the world ~ North Germany

Henne, firefighter since 2009,  shares an apartment in Hamburg, North Germany. January 9th he worked 24-hour shift. Snoozing the alarm at 5 a.m. for five more minutes. Having a Granola (0,60 €) which tastes for some reason a little sourish today Chilly morning bike ride at 6°C to the  emergency and fire station 10 km away Quickly…