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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I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their signature libation, and it would have been rude to refuse them, no? While they were […]
I blame my mother. Although I grew up in England and Jamaica, she made sure to introduce me to the culinary delights of her Bajan homeland: coconut-laced sweetbread; unctuous cassava pone; pan-fried flying fish; and my favorite, the tangy pickled pork dish, souse. But I’d never even heard of “bread-and-two” […]
I know: You’ve been itching to find out more about me and my super-fun trip to Guadeloupe. Well, today’s your lucky day because my fabulous and talented writer friend Rebecca Wallwork is featuring me and my trip on her sun-drenched blog, Gone Sunny. Click here to find out why I […]
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it brings you heartache, make dessert. At least that’s the case in Guadeloupe, where they’ve been baking a tempting tart called Tourment d’Amour (Torment of Love) for generations. As the story goes, Caroline (a young girl from Terre-de-Haut, one of the five […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]