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The Caribbean’s Niftiest Straw Hat

The Caribbean’s Niftiest Straw Hat

In the tropics, hats are a necessary accessory, keeping the sun off our faces, shielding our eyes, and protecting dyed strands (not that I’d know anything about that). But did you know that in one Caribbean country, a particular type of straw hat also functions as a wallet? In Martinique, […]

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by × September 12, 2013 × 0 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

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Martinique’s Potent Punch

Martinique’s Potent Punch

Move over mojito, there’s a new cocktail in town. It’s called ti punch but this ain’t no long, sweet and fruity umbrella-topped rum concoction. This is hard core, baby!  On a trip to Martinique last summer I had a chance to try the national tipple, and while it’s made from […]

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by × February 27, 2013 × 3 comments

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Thanks, Steve Bennett!

4 Reasons Why Martinique is Magnifique

I couldn’t have been happier to hear that, beginning in April, American Airlines will start flying direct from Miami to Martinique. When I visited for the first time last summer it was an all-day haul, with an evening connection through San Juan, Puerto Rico that meant we didn’t arrive until […]

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by × January 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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Madi and Me

Madi and Me

I’ve always wanted a travel companion. No, not the human kind (plus-ones can be dreadfully high-maintenance). I wanted an action figure or object I could take with me on trips and photograph in exotic places; the artistic equivalent of scrawling “Sarah was here” all over the world. And after years […]

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by × January 4, 2013 × 2 comments