We recently went to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the first time and it was amazing! I presented some research at a conference and brought my 2 dudes along with me. To top that off, my mother-in-law was able to join us from her home in Mexico. And to make things even BETTER, our good friends happened to be getting *married* that weekend in a historic church just a half mile from our hotel! So our 5 days on that isla bonita were filled with friends, family, colleagues and cutting-edge research, sunshine, mashed plantains, salsa music and sand. It was truly the trip of mis sueños.