How to teach your kids to love and respect a tropical island
Posted On July 13, 2021
June 3, 2019 8:30 am EDT When you’re in an area where people love and are curious about all things tropical, you know there’s going to be a lot of questions.
The first time I came down to Puerto Rico for my vacation, I had a lot to learn.
What to eat, how to cook, what to wear and what to do around the island.
So I was a little nervous.
What are the rules?
What do I wear?
But it was the best experience I had on a trip anywhere.
It was a time of incredible learning and discovery.
I spent two days in Puerto Rico learning the history and culture of the island and the local traditions.
From cooking, to music, to fashion, I learned a lot about my surroundings.
And what I learned from my trip will be one of my greatest assets as I travel throughout the Caribbean.
My husband, Sean, and I went to Mayport Elementary Coast Sciences Academy (MACSA) as part of our summer camp.
We were excited to see how the school taught the islanders.
I love the diversity of the school, from all different cultures.
We had a great group of students from all over the world.
From the Caribbean to the United States, from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic.
My favorite part was the teacher’s accent.
I always get a kick out of how the teacher has a distinct accent that doesn’t seem like it’s coming from an accent school, but the accent is coming from a very long time.
The accent is so unique.
The teacher was also really knowledgeable about the island culture.
We found out that there are lots of island names, and one of the things we learned about the locals was that they don’t have an official name.
I’m always happy to learn more about the cultures and languages of my new home.