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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]