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 […]
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 […]
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!
Have you been to the Four Seasons Nevis? If not, let me take you there with these three videos I made this summer with my friends at JetSetExtra. Then start planning your trip!
The “Vegas of the Caribbean” isn’t just for Spring Breakers. Cancun has a surprisingly sophisticated and authentically Mexican side, and I’m sharing all the juicy details and my personal recommendations for finding the fab amid the faux on Yahoo Travel, right here. Vamos, amigos!
If you’re from the Caribbean (like me), have lived there or ever visited, you know there are some behavioral quirks that only seem to take place south of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out my list of quintessential, only-in-the-islands idiosyncrasies, and then tell me: What would you add? You […]
I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their signature libation, and it would have been rude to refuse them, no? While they were […]
I blame my mother. Although I grew up in England and Jamaica, she made sure to introduce me to the culinary delights of her Bajan homeland: coconut-laced sweetbread; unctuous cassava pone; pan-fried flying fish; and my favorite, the tangy pickled pork dish, souse. But I’d never even heard of “bread-and-two” […]
I can’t believe I forgot to share this video I made with Onboard Media back in March for Cruise Shipping Miami, the annual cruise industry convention held in my hometown. It was my job to get all the cruise line execs and Caribbean destination reps moving, grooving and feeling “Happy” […]
If you’re heading to the Caribbean, resist the temptation to spend every moment sunny-side up on the beach. With all sorts of festivals going on this summer, from Anguilla to Aruba and St. Lucia to St. Kitts, there are plenty of reasons to skip the sand, even if only for […]
When it comes to shopping in the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas gets all the love. And while you can find great duty-free deals there (I have the diamond studs to prove it!), if you’re looking for locally handcrafted one-of-a-kind jewelry, resort wear or organic bath and body products, neighboring […]
If you’re headed to Jamaica and looking to bring back a memento of your trip, I BEG you: Please don’t come back with one of those tacky knitted hats with the fake dreadlocks attached! Instead, check out my list of five essential souvenirs that I’m sharing with the readers of […]