Puerto Rico

This year I turned 25 and wanted to make this birthday extra special.  Ringing in my quarter century in Chicago was not an option. I have celebrated two birthdays in this city and they have not been the best experiences. On one occasion I passed out, and on the other I almost got kicked out.

Clearly, these were signs for me to get out of this city altogether to celebrate my big day.

And so I did.

I traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico with four of my most amazing friends, from different parts of my life. I gave them a true ‘taycation’, a vacation Taylor-made, which usually consist of a lot of cultural exploration. This is to be expected, after all, I am the Haute Seeker. My friends and I explored the fortresses and nightlife of Old San Juan, the beauty  of El Yunque, and the tastes of Condado.

I had an amazing four days exploring the beautiful island with my beautiful friends. The most rewarding aspects of this trip were truly brining my these amazing women from my high school, college, and post-college life, to one place.

Being in a warm place, with amazing people was truly amazing. I certainly plan on making this type of travel experience every year during my birth month, if not every year, at least biannually.

Live vicariously through me and check out some of the photos from my 25th birthday celebration in Puerto Rico.


Taylor J

The Haute Seeker is a digital platform created through the curious lenses of Taylor Justin, whose mission is to actively seek and share the cultural diversity found in the city of Chicago. Taylor is an Ohio-born, Southern-raised transplant who loves to vintage shop, museum hop, and live "like a local" in every city she visits. She is Jill of all trades and has an extensive background in fashion, marketing, sales, event planning, and community engagement.

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