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HomeTrip DirectoryDespacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto RicoPer Time Magazine, TPOL Lives in One of the World's Greatest Places

Per Time Magazine, TPOL Lives in One of the World’s Greatest Places

Whenever there is a list of the top places to go, everyone takes a look to see how many of those places he has visited and makes an assessment on the list depending on whether said places have been seen. I did the exact opposite. I published a list of places where you should not go (see Places NOT to Visit).

When I came across Time’s World Greatest Places of 2023, naturally I had to look and count how many I have seen. I was initially dismayed that I had only been to 16/50, a poor ratio compared to my Country Count of 131/330. I almost dismissed the list rationalizing that they picked obscure places for the sake of picking obscure places. This instantly changed when I saw Rio Grande on the list. Rio Grande is the municipality that is home to my bubble, Rio Mar (see House Hunters Puerto Rico: TPOL Finds His Home). Now, the list made sense. Where else is everything so beautiful and only a golf cart ride away?

After five weeks of residency in Madrid, it only took a few seconds to remember.

a house with a red roof and trees and a body of water
Sun rising on the World’s Greatest Place

My villa is not the reason why Rio Grande made the list.

TPOL & Time’s Trivia: Did you know Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, is home to the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest Service?

TPOL’s Tip: Do you know said rain forest is right outside my door?

a man swinging a golf club on a golf course
What more can one ask for?
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