5 Minutes With Raúl Colón

For McCool Travel’s 81st travel profile, I am pleased to present Raúl Colón, one of my earliest Twitter friends. I remember talking about JetBlue’s all-you-can-jet program in 2010 and somehow I mailed a JetBlue luggage tag to Raúl. He most graciously responded by mailing me a substantial bag of Puerto Rican coffee (yes, it was really coffee!). I am always amazed by Raul’s photos, no matter where he is in the world.
Raúl’s bio:
“Vegan, Writer, Photographer, and Creative living on the Beach in Puerto Rico. Founder of Limonade Inc., a Fun Creative Digital Marketing Agency finding sweet opportunity in sour business situations. ”

Raul Colon
Raul Colon

 

Raul Colon

Hometown…
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Always in my luggage…
My DSLR
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. My friend Nando’s home in Austin, TX
  2. My friend Rahul’s place in Chicago, IL
  3. Fargo, ND

A favorite travel memory is…

Being stranded in Chicago by American Airlines and having a JetBlue employee (Jessie Perez) who was a complete stranger but great human being help me get home on the same day.

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. JetBlue
  2. Goruck
  3. Avis

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. Hipmunk and a series of other apps for my airfare. Also use Hopper to give me an idea of what dates to travel.
  2. book my hotels on a mobile app on the same day
  3. set a budget to keep in check

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. photography
  2. meeting new people
  3. walking around and seeing new places

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
Expect the best and be ready for less (than that)

Raul Colon
Raul Colon

favorite non-travel website…
Lifehacker
most memorable souvenir…
Jamaican Rum on a stop to refuel while in the military in the Kingston Airport.
favorite cheap eat …
As a vegan, Chipotle
I am fortunate to have met …
Chris Brogan
I would like to meet …
Dalai Lama

Raul Colon
Raul Colon

 


Thank you very much, Raul.
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