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Anatomy of A Bad Hotel Room

Anatomy of A Bad Hotel Room

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 […]

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by × June 26, 2013 × 6 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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Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

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 […]

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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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The Caribbean’s Top Five Beaches

The Caribbean’s Top Five Beaches

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.

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by × May 29, 2013 × 0 comments

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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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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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by × April 30, 2013 × 0 comments

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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