I was in Jamaica last weekend covering a literary festival but, of course, I managed to sniff out a few local shopportunities as well. Some of my favorite finds were the copper, brass, and silver pieces from The Girl and The Magpie. The jewelry designer behind the label, Veronica, (she […]
I spend about a third of my year on the road, and back in the day I used to work for a hotel chain. So when it comes to resorts, I’m pretty discerning (OK, I admit it; I’m a hotel snob). While most of the places I stay in are […]
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 […]
I drove down to Key West last month for a long weekend of rest and relaxation. But, of course, there was some retail involved, too. My favorite find: a pair of leather sandals from Kino’s. Established by Cuban immigrants, Kino has been making leather kicks for 47 years. Their collection […]
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.
Let’s face it: No one needs another T-shirt or fridge magnet. So I wrote about some of my favorite uncommon Caribbean souvenirs in a guest post for the lovely ladies over at Travelista TV. Check it out here and tell me what you think.
Before moving to the U.S. a decade ago, I’d lived in Jamaica for about half my life. Now work takes me back to the island, but not nearly as much as I’d like. Here are a few things I love – and miss – about my former stomping ground that […]
There’s so much more to Grand Cayman than Seven-Mile Beach, the turtle farm and a trip to Hell. Here are the top five things on my island to-do list. 1. The Mudslide Head over to the Wreck Bar & Grill at Rum Point, where you can slurp a Mudslide where […]
As if swanky resorts, gourmet-standard restaurants, and 33 pristine white-sand beaches aren’t enough, here’s one more reason to visit Anguilla this year: Anguilla Lit Fest. The island’s second annual “literary jollification” is a celebration of all things reading- and writing-related that runs May 23-26 at Paradise Cove resort, featuring meet-and-greets, […]
Legend has it that if you bathe in the waters of Tobago’s Nylon Pool you’ll emerge looking 10 years younger. I’m skeptical about the fountain-of-youth claims but I’ve come to see for myself, as have scores of other visitors aboard Sugar Lips, Miss Ayana and First Tri, tour boats that […]
It’s not just about food, drink and a few activities. At some all-inclusive resorts, it’s all you can everything! Here are few all-inclusive perks you might not expect. 1. Phone calls Can’t wait to tell the folks back home what a great time you’re having? Unlimited […]