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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In a destination as commercialized and Americanized as Nassau, it can be hard to find authentic Bahamian culture, particularly for cruisers with limited time in port. My go-to recommendations have always included a trip to the restaurants and food stalls at Arawak Cay or Potter’s Cay to sample some conch; […]
There’s nothing wrong with just lying on a lounge chair and soaking up the sun, a frosty pina colada in one hand and a trashy novel in the other. But the Caribbean is so much more than just a string of beach-fringed island outposts. And it would be a real […]
Following on from THIS previous post, here are some other Caribbean names that are commonly mispronounced. Read and learn, Jetsetters! Carib When in the Caribbean, it’s only polite to drink as the locals do – which in many destinations, means knocking back a Carib beer. But before you belly up […]
When in St. Barts, do as the French do and sip this simple beverage, known as a piscine. Made with either rose (une rose piscine) or champagne (une champagne piscine – duh!), it simply consists of either beverage with a few cubes of ice. When I was on the […]
Miss Lily’s is one of my favorite Jamaican restaurants in New York City, a taste of Barbican in “Babylon.” If you’re heading to Manhattan or live there (lucky you!), here are five reasons why it should be on your list. 1. The food Jerk chicken … oxtail … curried goat […]
Looking for a family-friendly Caribbean beach? I wrote about my favorites in a guest post for Kidventurous. Check it out here, then pack up the gang and get going!
Looking for a great Caribbean beach to plant your bum? I wrote about five of my favorites over on Cheap Caribbean’s blog. Check out the post here, then come back and share your own picks in the comments.