It’s Official – We Are Moving To The Mountains

El Yunque National Forest MountainsPuerto Rico’s Mountains It Is!

If you’ve been following our story, you know that we’ve been wrestling with the decision on whether to stay on the beach or move to the mountains, see post To Move Or Not To Move – Beach or Mountains. This week we finally finalized our plans and are officially moving to the mountains. But wait, there’s more…

We are not moving to the original 40 acre farm that we were considering. Instead, we are moving just across town (and up a mountain) right here in Luquillo, PR – literally 5-10 minutes from our current beach location.

What?!
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To Move Or Not To Move – Beach or Mountains?

beachBeach or Mountains?

I write this post as I listen to the waves crashing against the shore through the open windows of our rental condo in beautiful Luquillo, Puerto Rico. If I want to see the waves, all I need to do is step out onto our patio. Ahh…. life is good!

We are quite happy to finally be settled in Puerto Rico. We are on the beach, love our town, and our location – however, recently we became confused.

Why? – you may ask.

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Registering Your Car in Puerto Rico: Part 2

Registering Your Car in Puerto Rico - Part 2

OK, now that I’ve covered the “best” way to do this in my post Registering Your Car In Puerto Rico – Part 1, let me tell you the story of how I learned all this information through hard earned experience.

Definition of Experience - The knowledge you needed just before you learned it. Usually in the most inconvenient way possible.

Can you tell I was a little bit frustrated with the process?

Note: you only get 3 days to register your car in Puerto Rico after you ship it in. Continue reading

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Registering Your Car in Puerto Rico: Part 1

Registering Your Car in Puerto Rico

If you’re moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland, you will at some point need to deal with a car – Puerto Rico is a “driving” island.

This means that you’ll need to know how to get it (re)titled and registered on the island.  We found this process to be more cumbersome than the shipping. So, this article will walk you through the steps you need to follow, and even provide pictures of the documents you’ll need along the way, to help make it easier on you.

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Shipping A Car To Puerto Rico – The Process

Part 3: Shipping A Car To Puerto Rico – Process, Procedures, and Forms.

shipping a car to puerto ricoIn the last two posts, I talked about the topic of shipping a car to Puerto Rico, see posts on whether it is worth it and our experience of shipping our car. This is part 3 of the series on shipping.

So, today, let me tell you about the actual process involved and what you will need. Having this information up front will save you lots of time and frustration.

Please note: that the actual documents you will need vary slightly from shipper to shipper. We shipped ours with Crowley, so that is what I’m going to focus on.

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Shipping A Car To Puerto Rico – Our Experience

Part 2: Our Experience of Shipping A Car To Puerto Rico.

shipping a car to Puerto Rico

This post is number 2 of 3, posts on the topic of shipping a car to Puerto Rico. In the last post, I talked about the cost of shipping  and how to decide if it’s worth it, see Ship A Car to Puerto Rico – Is It Worth It?

Now let me tell you about our actual experience. There’s some good information here along with a couple or warnings… Continue reading

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