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Seven Caribbean All-Inclusives You CAN Afford!

Seven Caribbean All-Inclusives You CAN Afford!

  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!

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by × September 17, 2014 × 0 comments

Cuisine

The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch Recipe

The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch Recipe

I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their signature libation, and it would have been rude to refuse them, no? While they were […]

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by × July 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Resorts

Six Things To Love About Curtain Bluff

Six Things To Love About Curtain Bluff

Travel, like life, is full of surprises. And on a recent visit to the legendary Antiguan all-inclusive resort Curtain Bluff, I was surprised twice: First, by the fact that it was WAY more casual and friendly than it’s old-school, country-club rep had led me to believe. And also by the […]

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by × February 24, 2014 × 0 comments

Resorts

Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Three Fab Caribbean Private-Island Resorts

Having your own sun-drenched island is the ultimate Caribbean fantasy. Here are three private-island resorts where you can live the dream. 1. Fowl Cay Afloat in the Exumas, this Bahamian islet is the ultimate Caribbean all-inclusive with just six cottages spread over 40 lush acres. Wake up to the caw […]

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by × November 15, 2013 × 0 comments

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Anatomy of A Bad Hotel Room

Anatomy of A Bad Hotel Room

I spend about a third of my year on the road, and back in the day I used to work for a hotel chain. So when it comes to resorts, I’m pretty discerning (OK, I admit it; I’m a hotel snob). While most of the places I stay in are […]

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by × June 26, 2013 × 5 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

Travel

Jamaica’s Coolest Boutique Hotels

Jamaica’s Coolest Boutique Hotels

True confession: I’m a sucker for Island Outpost’s hotels. Their compact collection of Caribbean roosts are right up my alley – funky-cool and fashionable, eclectic and fun. But all this chic has a price, of course, and a stay is hardly a bargain. BUT IO recently announced some summertime specials […]

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by × April 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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The Caribbean’s Priciest Private-Island Resort?

The Caribbean’s Priciest Private-Island Resort?

How much is too much to pay for the privilege of having your own private fully staffed Caribbean kingdom? I’ve been fortunate to stay at a few private-island resorts in my time (I recommend Petit St Vincent, Fowl Cay and Palm Island), and while none of them were exactly cheap, […]

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by × March 12, 2013 × 3 comments

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Tea Time in Bermuda

Tea Time in Bermuda

I’m not a big tea drinker but I do LOVE the idea of making a meal of it with the age-old ritual of afternoon tea. Gathering a girlfriend or two to share a sumptuous snack in elegant surroundings is definitely something I can get behind. In the formerly British Caribbean […]

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by × February 25, 2013 × 0 comments

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Luxury Included on Anguilla

Luxury Included on Anguilla

You’re chauffeured to your suite in a Lexus SUV, so from the moment you arrive at Cap Juluca, one of Anguilla’s swankiest resorts, the bar is set pretty high. And Cap J doesn’t disappoint, with 98 spacious suites serviced by almost 400 hundred staff, a captivating white-sand beach at Maunday’s […]

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by × February 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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Sweet and Slow on Isla Mujeres

Sweet and Slow on Isla Mujeres

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 […]

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by × February 13, 2013 × 0 comments

Resorts, Travel

Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In the Caribbean

Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In the Caribbean

A Caribbean vacay can be so much more than just sun, sea and sand. Check out these unexpected ways to while away a tropical day. 1. The Bahamas: Swim with pigs Get up close and personal with “the other white meat” in the turquoise waters of the Exumas, where you […]

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by × February 11, 2013 × 0 comments