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Vacation in the Turks + Caicos Islands Without Breaking The Bank!

Vacation in the Turks + Caicos Islands Without Breaking The Bank!

It’s not easy to vacation affordably on Provo, the pricey tourist hub of the Turks and Caicos Islands. But it IS possible! Get all my wallet-friendly hotel, dining, sightseeing and shopping tips in this article I wrote for Travel + Leisure. (You can thank me later.)

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by × August 11, 2015 × 0 comments

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Running Around the Caribbean – Part Two

Running Around the Caribbean – Part Two

  If, like me, you’re a runner, chances are that you’re training for a fall or spring race right now. Well, I’ve found nine Caribbean events for you to add to your race calendar, so you can pursue that PR in Paradise – no cold-weather gear required. Wander on over […]

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by × July 30, 2015 × 0 comments

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Is this Nevis’ Best Souvenir?

Is this Nevis’ Best Souvenir?

During a recent trip to Nevis I met met a talented Trini artist, Deborah Tyrell, whose work – intricate fabric collages – really impressed me. I shared her story this week with the readers of Caribbean Journal, where I’m the travel editor. And if you click here, I’ll share it […]

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by × July 30, 2015 × 0 comments

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Running in Paradise (aka Antigua)

Running in Paradise (aka Antigua)

If you’re a runner and you’re all about the “race bling,” you’ll want to compete in Antigua’s Run In Paradise, where the hardware you’ll earn is as big, shiny and gold as the Caribbean sun. Check out my story on Caribbean Journal and start training for next year!    

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by × June 8, 2015 × 0 comments

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The Scent of St Martin

The Scent of St Martin

There’s only one place in the Caribbean where you can make your own fragrance:  Tijon Perfumerie in St.Martin. Read all about it – and find out what St. Martin smells like! – in my story on Caribbean Journal.    

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by × June 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Cuisine

A Tale of Two Pina Coladas

A Tale of Two Pina Coladas

If you like pina coladas (and getting caught in the rain) you’ll want to read my story on USA Today about the famous coconut-and-pineapple cocktail, which was invented in San Juan, where two bars claim to be its birthplace. Which one is the real deal? You’ll have to read the […]

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by × June 8, 2015 × 0 comments

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St. Maarten’s Best Beach Bar

St. Maarten’s Best Beach Bar

Everyone’s going to Maho. Or at least it seems that way to me, a passenger on one of five cruise ships docked at Philipsburg, St. Maarten this sunny February morning. At the taxi stand, what should be an orderly line is instead a chaotic scrum of sunscreened cruisers, striped towels […]

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by × February 26, 2015 × 0 comments

Cuisine, Resorts, Travel

10 Reasons To Visit Anguilla

10 Reasons To Visit Anguilla

I NEVER need a reason to visit Anguilla. But just in case you do, check out my list of the top 10 things to do on the idyllic Caribbean isle over on USA Today.com.

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by × January 13, 2015 × 0 comments

Shopping

The Top Five Caribbean Souvenirs of 2014

The Top Five Caribbean Souvenirs of 2014

I’m not just a shopper. I’m a black-belt retail ninja. And when I’m traveling the Caribbean, no craft store, no art gallery, no roadside souvenir stand can escape my eagle eye and poised credit card. I’ve even been known to take advantage of a shopportunity via beachfront Wi-Fi. So it’ll […]

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by × January 7, 2015 × 0 comments

Resorts

10 Caribbean Hotels You Don’t Know About – But Should!

10 Caribbean Hotels You Don’t Know About – But Should!

Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the pages of your favorite travel mag. Perhaps they’re in less-traveled Caribbean destinations. Maybe their owners […]

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by × January 5, 2015 × 0 comments

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10 Things To Love About Staying In A Caribbean Villa

10 Things To Love About Staying In A Caribbean Villa

I don’t need to tell you about the obvious perks of staying in a Caribbean villa: all the privacy you want in a plush holiday home in a dreamy tropical location. But after a recent stay at Queen’s Fort 10, one of 120 luxury Barbados villas managed by Blue Sky […]

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by × September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Resorts

Seven Caribbean All-Inclusives You CAN Afford!

Seven Caribbean All-Inclusives You CAN Afford!

  Think staying at a Caribbean all-inclusive has to cost an arm and a leg? Think again! I’ve shared a week’s worth of affordable all-incs over on Caribbean Journal (where I’m the travel editor, don’t cha know). So check it out – and then check in!

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by × September 17, 2014 × 0 comments