Decades ago, as a fresh-faced student, I did an 11-month college internship at Hedonism II, the legendary (and naughty!) adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica. And last May I went back to see what’s new at the all-inclusive hotel famous for its come-as-you-are, anything-goes, swinger-friendly attitude. Was it as racy as […]
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Cold and still broke from the holidays? Well, here’s some good news: I’ve rounded up a posse of fabulous Caribbean resorts (like Casablanca Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, above) that you can enjoy for less than $150 a night, and I’m sharing them in my article over on […]
If, like me, you’re a runner, chances are that you’re training for a fall or spring race right now. Well, I’ve found nine Caribbean events for you to add to your race calendar, so you can pursue that PR in Paradise – no cold-weather gear required. Wander on over […]
Think staying at a Caribbean all-inclusive has to cost an arm and a leg? Think again! I’ve shared a week’s worth of affordable all-incs over on Caribbean Journal (where I’m the travel editor, don’t cha know). So check it out – and then check in!
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 […]
If you’re headed to Jamaica and looking to bring back a memento of your trip, I BEG you: Please don’t come back with one of those tacky knitted hats with the fake dreadlocks attached! Instead, check out my list of five essential souvenirs that I’m sharing with the readers of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]