If you’re planning a Caribbean vacay but not sure where to go, you might find my recent piece for Orbitz helpful. In the first in a series of Caribbean Faceoffs, I compare Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (where this pic was taken) and San Juan, in Puerto Rico. […]
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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 […]
If you like pina coladas (and getting caught in the rain) you’ll want to read my story on USA Today about the famous coconut-and-pineapple cocktail, which was invented in San Juan, where two bars claim to be its birthplace. Which one is the real deal? You’ll have to read the […]
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 […]
“I’m gonna need a nap,” I think, as a comforting warmth courses through my body and my head starts to feel heavy and list ever so slightly to the side. No, I’m not in the middle of a soothing massage. I’m fully clothed and upright – well, sorta. The cause […]
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. So when Matilsha Marxuach couldn’t find a stylish reusable grocery bag, she made one herself. Now the capacious “Mercado A” tote is a bestseller at her Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, boutique, Concalma. Matilsha’s utilitarian and unique collection comprises about 10 styles […]
I’m a certified ice-cream fiend and eat it almost daily (hello, Haagen Dazs). So I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by a mere popsicle. But on a yacht charter through the British Virgin Islands last summer, it was love at first bite. We’d motored over to Tortola’s Trellis Bay so […]
If you find yourself in Old San Juan with a retail itch you just have to scratch (and who doesn’t?), resist the urge to follow the hordes to the jam-packed designer outlet stores and make a detour to 105 Calle Fortaleza instead. There, the delightful Guillermo Jeffs has been selling […]
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 […]
As any retail maven knows, shopping is hard work. Pounding the pavement, wrestling the crowds, combing clothing racks … it takes real stamina. Which is why it’s prudent to back away from the bargains every now and then for a refreshing pause. Duck into a café and savor a coffee, […]