My First Time In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Roots

Growing up Puerto Rican for me meant almost every meal included some type of rice and some type of beans (my favorite being pinto, my least being garbanzo) and once a week, I could always count on my grandma to be in the kitchen when I woke up, plucking her eyebrows in a tiny mirror she bought at the 99 cent store while talking to her cousins in Spanish through her international data plan. I’d always wondered WHO she was talking to. I knew it was our family in Puerto Rico, but I had never  been there, and they had never been here (in California), so I had this entire family existing somewhere that I had never even hugged or shared a dinner with.

Luckily, that all got to change recently, when I finally booked a flight to Puerto Rico. My grandma had to work, so I brought Adam along with me since he’d been to Puerto Rico four times and knew his way around well. We went together with the goal to find my family. They live right on the border of a town called Lahas, which was also where my grandma grew up. It was the craziest thing, getting to see my grandmas childhood home and all her childhood friends. There were wild horses roaming on the family farm just down the street. My family’s humble home above a bakery was truly a rural paradise.

But there’s more to Puerto Rico than just my family’s town. There’s SO much to see, and the flight from California was just a little over $300. Puerto Rico has Rincon and San Juan and Old San Juan and Cabo Rojo and SO MUCH MORE! I need to go back asap, but here’s some photos of Adams and my trip which was spent mostly in Old San Juan and Rincon!


Keep and eye out for a blog coming soon about my outfits I wore while in Puerto Rico, and if you have any questions on certain locations, you can check @MyLifeAsEva. I geotagged all my instagrams of Puerto Rico! Let me know if you’ve been to PR before and what your favorite spot was!




Eva Gutowski

YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski (better known as MyLifeAsEva) is a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers and 5M followers across social media. Each week, Eva shares room-decorating tips, Tumblr-inspired outfits, day-in-the-life videos, and more.

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  • All of these photos are so beautiful Eva!

  • Charlotte

    These pictures are so beautiful and you are stunning Eva! I hope to visit Puerto Rico some day, this post sure makes me want to go 🙂 I’m happy you have such a wonderful time, Charlotte xx

  • Wiktoria KIJOWSKA

    Your pictures always look stunning :O

  • Eva next time you come to puerto rico come to Ponce!! You’l love it here in Ponce!

  • Liz Deuell

    can you please tell us where these outfits are from? Very pretty!

  • Snigdha Kucharlapati

    you look so happy Eva! <3 :')

  • Alex L.

    Where did you stay while you were there?