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The Sophisticated Side of Cancun

The Sophisticated Side of Cancun

The “Vegas of the Caribbean” isn’t just for Spring Breakers. Cancun has a surprisingly sophisticated and authentically Mexican side, and I’m sharing all the juicy details and my personal recommendations for finding the fab amid the faux on Yahoo Travel, right here. Vamos, amigos!

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by × August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Nine Ways You Know You’re In The Caribbean

Nine Ways You Know You’re In The Caribbean

If you’re from the Caribbean (like me), have lived there or ever visited, you know there are some behavioral quirks that only seem to take place south of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out my list of quintessential, only-in-the-islands idiosyncrasies, and then tell me: What would you add?   You […]

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by × August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

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The Happiest Way to See the Caribbean

The Happiest Way to See the Caribbean

I can’t believe I forgot to share this video I made with Onboard Media back in March for Cruise Shipping Miami, the annual cruise industry convention held in my hometown. It was my job to get all the cruise line execs and Caribbean destination reps moving, grooving and feeling “Happy” […]

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by × July 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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The Caribbean’s Best Summer Festivals

The Caribbean’s Best Summer Festivals

If you’re heading to the Caribbean, resist the temptation to spend every moment sunny-side up on the beach. With all sorts of festivals going on this summer, from Anguilla to Aruba and St. Lucia to St. Kitts, there are plenty of reasons to skip the sand, even if only for […]

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by × May 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

If you’re setting sail to the Caribbean any time soon, you’ll want to check out my top ten quick cruise tips, which I’m sharing today over on my Huffington Post column. Click and cruise, Jetsetters!    

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by × April 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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How To Speak Caribbean, Part 2

Following on from THIS previous post, here are some other Caribbean names that are commonly mispronounced. Read and learn, Jetsetters! Carib When in the Caribbean, it’s only polite to drink as the locals do – which in many destinations, means knocking back a Carib beer. But before you belly up […]

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by × July 16, 2013 × 4 comments

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How To Speak Caribbean

How To Speak Caribbean

What marks you as a Caribbean neophyte and wet-behind-the-ears tourist even more than a raging sunburn and sandals worn with socks? Mispronouncing these common regional place names and words. Bone up on the lingo and earn some Caribbean cred with this quick guide. BARBADOS: I’m always surprised by the Caribbean […]

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by × April 2, 2013 × 2 comments

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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

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Running Around the Caribbean

Running Around the Caribbean

Travel and shopping are my passions but unless you follow me on twitter (and you should!) you probably don’t know that I have a third, running. I’ve been a runner for more than a decade, and I’ve found that as I jetset around the world it’s a great way to […]

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by × March 11, 2013 × 0 comments

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Grand Cayman’s Secret Beach

Grand Cayman’s Secret Beach

What’s not to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes even the beach-iest bum wants to take it down a notch and chill […]

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by × January 23, 2013 × 2 comments

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Budget-Friendly Boutique Hotels

Budget-Friendly Boutique Hotels

A night at a boutique hotel doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  Here are a few of my favorites, where you can getaway in style and on budget. From $90: Nueva Vida De Ramiro Check in and chill out at Nueva Vida, a much-loved eco-friendly enclave in […]

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by × January 17, 2013 × 0 comments

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Welcome (Back) to Palm Island

Welcome (Back) to Palm Island

If vacationing on an island is the Caribbean dream, then vacationing  on a private Caribbean island has to be the ultimate fantasy. Warm sea, soft sand and solicitous staff all to yourself; what could be more indulgent?   I’ve been lucky enough to stay at a few private-island resorts, and […]

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by × January 15, 2013 × 0 comments