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The Caribbean’s Best Sangria

The Caribbean’s Best Sangria

“I’m gonna need a nap,” I think, as a comforting warmth courses through my body and my head starts to feel heavy and list ever so slightly to the side. No, I’m not in the middle of a soothing massage. I’m fully clothed and upright – well, sorta. The cause […]

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Travel

10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

If you’re setting sail to the Caribbean any time soon, you’ll want to check out my top ten quick cruise tips, which I’m sharing today over on my Huffington Post column. Click and cruise, Jetsetters!    

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Cuisine

Guadeloupe’s Most Famous Dessert

Guadeloupe’s Most Famous Dessert

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it brings you heartache, make dessert. At least that’s the case in Guadeloupe, where they’ve been baking a tempting tart called Tourment d’Amour (Torment of Love) for generations. As the story goes, Caroline (a young girl from Terre-de-Haut, one of the five […]

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Resorts

Six Things To Love About Curtain Bluff

Six Things To Love About Curtain Bluff

Travel, like life, is full of surprises. And on a recent visit to the legendary Antiguan all-inclusive resort Curtain Bluff, I was surprised twice: First, by the fact that it was WAY more casual and friendly than it’s old-school, country-club rep had led me to believe. And also by the […]

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Travel

A Classic Caribbean Vacation Playlist

A Classic Caribbean Vacation Playlist

Heading off the to the Caribbean? Here’s a classic, island-inspired playlist to put you in a sunshine frame of mind. (Listener Advisory: Most of these picks are kinda corny – but you won’t be able to stop singing them anyway.) > Kokomo – The Beach Boys Although the eponymous island […]

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by × February 6, 2014 × 2 comments

Resorts

Three Key-Free Caribbean Resorts

Three Key-Free Caribbean Resorts

The first time I checked into a resort where my room didn’t automatically come with a key, I balked. After all, I’m from Jamaica, where, sadly, we’d never dream of leaving our doors unlocked. But a funny thing happened after my first 24 hours on property: Being relieved of the […]

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A Jamaican Christmas Playlist

A Jamaican Christmas Playlist

I love Christmas songs, and there’s nothing I enjoy more this time of year than cranking up my car radio and singing them at the top of my lungs as tool around town. My Yuletide mix has all the classics, but I’m most fond of these unlikely gems,  which I […]

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Shopping

Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Sure, I have expensive taste but I also have a real-world budget. With that in mind, I’m sharing five inexpensive holiday gifts any stylin’ lady traveler would be happy to find in her stocking. Slim Sonic Toothbrush I have an unnaturally close relationship with my electric toothbrush, and really miss […]

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by × December 9, 2013 × 2 comments

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The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret that “I like nice things” (Translation: “I like a lot of stuff that is crazy expensive but I think I’m worth it.”) So now that the holiday season is officially upon us, I thought I’d share six indulgences on my lust list this year. None of them […]

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Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Having your own sun-drenched island is the ultimate Caribbean fantasy. Here are three private-island resorts where you can live the dream. 1. Fowl Cay Afloat in the Exumas, this Bahamian islet is the ultimate Caribbean all-inclusive with just six cottages spread over 40 lush acres. Wake up to the caw […]

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Like A Local: Martinique

Like A Local: Martinique

I can tell you what to do and where to do it until the cows come home, but wouldn’t you rather hear it straight from the source? In this series, I nab knowledgeable locals and get them to reveal the insider intel on the destinations they call home so you […]

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by × October 14, 2013 × 5 comments

Resorts, Travel

Six Reasons Why The Bimini Superfast is Super Cool

Six Reasons Why The Bimini Superfast is Super Cool

A few weeks ago I rolled up to the Port of Miami and hopped aboard the new Resorts World Bimini cruise.* The experience so far exceeded my expectations that I’m planning another quick getaway to Florida’s nearest Bahamian neighbor. Here are six reasons why you should, too. 1. It Really […]

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by × October 3, 2013 × 4 comments