I’m not just a shopper. I’m a black-belt retail ninja. And when I’m traveling the Caribbean, no craft store, no art gallery, no roadside souvenir stand can escape my eagle eye and poised credit card. I’ve even been known to take advantage of a shopportunity via beachfront Wi-Fi. So it’ll […]
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Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the pages of your favorite travel mag. Perhaps they’re in less-traveled Caribbean destinations. Maybe their owners […]
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!
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!
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 […]
Let’s face it: No one needs another T-shirt or fridge magnet. So I wrote about some of my favorite uncommon Caribbean souvenirs in a guest post for the lovely ladies over at Travelista TV. Check it out here and tell me what you think.
The beer may be “so cold it’ll make your teeth hurt” but the welcome at Villa La Bella, an adults-only bed-and-breakfast on Isla Mujeres, a boho islet just off Cancun, is as warm as the Mexican sun. All six rooms at Curtis and Ashley Blogin’s flip-flop friendly beach house have […]
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 […]
I first came across these handcarved wood angels on a trip to Tulum a few years ago, where they lined the walls of Mixik, a fabulous craft store with two locations in the bohemian beach town. I was instantly enchanted by the cherubs’ glass eyes, the rough-hewn textures of the […]