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Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

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.

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by × May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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12 Reasons To Love Jamaica

12 Reasons To Love Jamaica

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 […]

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by × May 14, 2013 × 5 comments

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Five Things I Love About Grand Cayman

Five Things I Love About Grand Cayman

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 […]

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by × May 8, 2013 × 1 comment

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Reason #217 to Visit Anguilla

Reason #217 to Visit Anguilla

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, […]

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by × May 6, 2013 × 0 comments

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Tobago’s Fountain of Youth

Tobago’s Fountain of Youth

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 […]

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by × May 2, 2013 × 1 comment

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Eight Extraordinary All-Inclusive Inclusions

Eight Extraordinary All-Inclusive Inclusions

  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 […]

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BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

Summer’s almost here, JetSetters! Here are the “shore things” I’m packing in my beach bag. The Best of Us Sarah Pekkanen’s novel is the perfect beach read, as frothy and refreshing as a perfectly blended mojito on a sweltering summer day. Crack the cover and follow four longtime girlfriends and […]

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by × April 26, 2013 × 2 comments

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Six Things Your All-Inclusive May Not Include

Six Things Your All-Inclusive May Not Include

Nothing beats the convenience of going all-inclusive: You can eat, drink, play and party to your heart’s content, secure in the knowledge that all costs are covered. But that’s not always the case. Before you leave your wallet at home, make sure these potential money-suckers are included in your package. […]

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by × April 24, 2013 × 0 comments

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Trinidad’s Scrumptious Street Food

Trinidad’s Scrumptious Street Food

Jamaica’s got jerk; Puerto Rico has pinchos; and Barbados has bakes. But Trinidad is the only place you can find doubles, the filling and flavorful roadside snack that’s the twin-island republic’s quintessential comfort food. Made with two (hence the name) roughly six-inch-diameter rounds of fried dough called bara, the hand-held […]

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by × April 22, 2013 × 1 comment

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A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

It all started 38 years ago. Back then, the area now known as Miami’s hipster haven Wynwood was gritty and purely commercial, filled with factories. That’s when Jamaican Pearline Murray opened Clive’s, a diner that fortified those hungry factory workers with a hearty and inexpensive Jamaican breakfast and lunch. For […]

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by × April 17, 2013 × 2 comments

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Shopping in Grand Cayman, Part II

Shopping in Grand Cayman, Part II

Earlier this year I shopped my way along the palm-lined Paseo at Camana Bay, a 500-acre, multi-use development on Grand Cayman. Here’s the second and final installment of my retail adventure. (Click HERE to read Part I.) I couldn’t resist popping the cleverly named Bedside Manor, where you can buy […]

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by × April 15, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

When you traipse around the Caribbean as much as I do, you develop strategies for cooling down when the temp goes up: A splash of Alcolada Glacial on my neck and chest, and running ice water over my wrists and ankles are two of my favorite chill-out methods. But this […]

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by × April 12, 2013 × 0 comments