Wastin' away in Puerto Rico

Imagine this: You're on a work trip in Puerto Rico when a wealthy businessman generously offers you the use of his executive Bell 427 helicopter to go exploring the coastlines at sunset. It's the stuff dreams are made of, and I feel exceedingly fortunate, this dream became a reality.

I was in Puerto Rico in May 2016 working up a project for Vertical magazine. The principal of the company I was working with was a close personal friend of this businessman and coincidentally also looked after his personal helicopter. During lunch one afternoon, this businessman unexpectedly joined us. He was very friendly and interested in hearing about the magazine project. At the conclusion of lunch, the gentleman offered up his helicopter and his pilot and suggested we go sightseeing that afternoon to enjoy the beaches of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, often referred to as the "Island of Enchantment," boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From the powdery sands of Flamenco Beach to the secluded charm of Playa Negra, there's no shortage of breathtaking coastal spots to discover. But, experiencing these natural wonders from a luxury helicopter takes the adventure to an entirely new level.

Our generous benefactor, a successful business magnate who has an affinity for adventure and a deep love for Puerto Rico, made this extraordinary gesture to share the island's beauty with me. As the sun dipped down toward the horizon, the adventure began.

The Bell 427 helicopter, known for its comfort, speed, and panoramic views, provided an unparalleled vantage point for our journey. We soared above the lush rainforests, pristine shores, and crystalline waters, taking in the stunning contrast of green landscapes against the vivid blue sea. The golden hour bathed everything in a warm, ethereal light, enhancing the beauty of Puerto Rico's coastlines.

As we touched down after our unforgettable journey, the collective sentiment was one of profound gratitude. Not just for the generosity of our host but for the opportunity to witness Puerto Rico's natural splendor from a perspective few ever experience.

This adventure serves as a reminder of the power of sharing, the joy of exploration, and the unparalleled beauty of Puerto Rico's beaches. While most of us may never have the chance to embark on such a luxurious escapade, it is a testament to the magnificence of Puerto Rico, a place where work, dreams and reality can often intertwine in the most unexpected ways.