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Like A Local: Curaçao

Like A Local: Curaçao

I can tell you what to do where 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 can enjoy the Caribbean […]

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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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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

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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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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 × 7 comments

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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

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Taking A Bite Out of Nassau

Taking A Bite Out of Nassau

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; […]

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by × September 3, 2013 × 0 comments

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Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

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 […]

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by × August 7, 2013 × 12 comments

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How To Speak Caribbean, Part 2

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 […]

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by × July 16, 2013 × 4 comments

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St. Barts’ Simplest Cocktail

St. Barts’ Simplest Cocktail

  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 […]

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by × July 11, 2013 × 0 comments

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A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

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 […]

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by × June 19, 2013 × 0 comments

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The Best Beaches For Families

The Best Beaches For Families

  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!

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by × June 5, 2013 × 0 comments