My locum tenens assignments ended right in time for a planned vacation to Puerto Rico. I was able to use miles on southwest airline that I earned from travel as a Nurse Practitioner. So my out of pocket cost for my flight was $11. I stayed at a beautiful Hilton resort on the beach. Since I am a Diamond elite member due to all of my stays in Hilton hotels as a traveling nurse practitioner, I was granted free continental breakfast and a room upgrade. These are some extra perks when working in locum tenens!
Puerto Rico was actually different than I imagined it to be. The forts throughout the coast were really interesting to explore and provided some historic flavor. Puerto Rico also has an expansive rain forest with outdoor activities. Of course I enjoyed swimming in refreshing water that was not ice cold (sorry California). The food was good too – my favorite being the ‘mofongo’, which is a dish made out of plantains. Only 2.5 hours from Miami, Puerto was a nice mini-getaway!