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Resorts

Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Having your own sun-drenched island is the ultimate Caribbean fantasy. Here are three private-island resorts where you can live the dream. 1. Fowl Cay Afloat in the Exumas, this Bahamian islet is the ultimate Caribbean all-inclusive with just six cottages spread over 40 lush acres. Wake up to the caw […]

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by × November 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Cuisine

Love at First Bite on Bimini

Love at First Bite on Bimini

I’d never even heard of Bimini bread before last week. But now I’m not sure I can live without it. I’d taken a quickie trip over to the tiny Bahamian outpost (there’s a new fast ferry service from port of Miami; stay tuned for details in a future post) to […]

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by × September 23, 2013 × 3 comments

Shopping

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

So you’ve committed the ultimate shopper’s sin: Waiting until you get to the airport to buy souvenirs. But your procrastination needn’t mean that your friends will be forced to fake delight as you present them with tired T-shirts, made-in-China shot glasses, or tacky fridge magnets. Thankfully, some Caribbean airports pump […]

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by × September 5, 2013 × 0 comments

Cuisine, Travel

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

Cuisine, Resorts, Travel

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

Shopping

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

Travel

My Dirty Little Jamaican Secret

My Dirty Little Jamaican Secret

I’m a big fan of authentic Caribbean food. Trini doubles; Bahamian conch salad; Puerto Rican mofongo; Anguillian crayfish: bring it on! But I have to confess to one distinctly counterfeit Caribbean culinary obsession: Jamaican KFC. It all started in when I lived on the irie isle, where, as far as […]

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by × April 10, 2013 × 14 comments

Travel

Grand Bahama’s Craziest Bar

Grand Bahama’s Craziest Bar

It started so innocently: Photographer Jon Whittle and I boarded the Bahamas Express ferry in Fort Lauderdale for a quick jaunt over to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where we were supposed to research activities for day-trippers on the neighboring Bahamian isle. We’d walked the Caribbean’s only labyrinth at Garden of the […]

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by × April 9, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

Five Ways To Survive A Travel Delay

Five Ways To Survive A Travel Delay

It’s bound to happen: one day you’ll be heading home from vacay only to be faced with a delayed or cancelled flight and unexpected hours to fill. Here are my best strategies for making a good time out of a bad situation. 1. Chill Out Sounds simple, but if I […]

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by × April 3, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

Behind the Lens: Grand Bahama

Behind the Lens: Grand Bahama

Sometimes there are interesting stories behind the iPhone photos I take on my trips. In this new series, I’m sharing a few of them. May 2012: It’s not every day that you get to pilot a ferry across the Atlantic. But the captain of the Bahamas Express Pinar Del Rio […]

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by × March 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

Beyond The Pier: Nassau

Beyond The Pier: Nassau

Nassau is one of the Caribbean’s most popular cruise ship ports, and on any given day there are at least three mega-liners docked at the pier, disgorging thousands of people into the duty-free shops along Bay Street, the water park at Atlantis, or the talcum sands of Junkanoo Beach. But […]

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by × March 20, 2013 × 1 comment

Travel

The Caribbean You Don’t Know

The Caribbean You Don’t Know

Ok, so when it comes to the Caribbean, you’ve been there and done that. But do you know this? Here are five quirky little Caribbean factoids to impress the crowd at your next cocktail party. 1. If you go to the movies in Jamaica, be prepared to stand for the […]

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by × March 13, 2013 × 7 comments