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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, 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

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Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

Stumped for a Caribbean souvenir? I shared five fab suggestions over on The Huffington Post – plus the one item you should NEVER buy! Get the scoop right here

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by × July 31, 2013 × 0 comments

Shopping, Style

Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

I was in Jamaica last weekend covering a literary festival but, of course, I managed to sniff out a few local shopportunities as well. Some of my favorite finds were the copper, brass, and silver pieces from The Girl and The Magpie. The jewelry designer behind the label, Veronica, (she […]

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by × July 8, 2013 × 2 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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by × June 19, 2013 × 0 comments

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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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by × June 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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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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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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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

Resorts

Six Things Your All-Inclusive May Not Include

Six Things Your All-Inclusive May Not Include

Nothing beats the convenience of going all-inclusive: You can eat, drink, play and party to your heart’s content, secure in the knowledge that all costs are covered. But that’s not always the case. Before you leave your wallet at home, make sure these potential money-suckers are included in your package. […]

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by × April 24, 2013 × 0 comments

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A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

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 […]

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by × April 17, 2013 × 2 comments

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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 × 13 comments