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Like A Local: Curaçao

Like A Local: Curaçao

I can tell you what to do where until the cows come home, but wouldn’t you rather hear it straight from the source? In this series, I nab knowledgeable locals and get them to reveal the insider intel on the destinations they call home so you can enjoy the Caribbean […]

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by × April 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Shopping

Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Sure, I have expensive taste but I also have a real-world budget. With that in mind, I’m sharing five inexpensive holiday gifts any stylin’ lady traveler would be happy to find in her stocking. Slim Sonic Toothbrush I have an unnaturally close relationship with my electric toothbrush, and really miss […]

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by × December 9, 2013 × 2 comments

Shopping

The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret that “I like nice things” (Translation: “I like a lot of stuff that is crazy expensive but I think I’m worth it.”) So now that the holiday season is officially upon us, I thought I’d share six indulgences on my lust list this year. None of them […]

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by × December 2, 2013 × 0 comments

Cuisine

Love at First Bite on Bimini

Love at First Bite on Bimini

I’d never even heard of Bimini bread before last week. But now I’m not sure I can live without it. I’d taken a quickie trip over to the tiny Bahamian outpost (there’s a new fast ferry service from port of Miami; stay tuned for details in a future post) to […]

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by × September 23, 2013 × 3 comments

Shopping

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

Shopping

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

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 […]

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by × September 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

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

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by × July 31, 2013 × 0 comments

Shopping, Style

Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

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 […]

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by × July 8, 2013 × 2 comments

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A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

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 […]

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by × June 19, 2013 × 0 comments

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Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

I drove down to Key West last month for a long weekend of rest and relaxation. But, of course, there was some retail involved, too. My favorite find: a pair of leather sandals from Kino’s. Established by Cuban immigrants, Kino has been making leather kicks for 47 years. Their collection […]

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by × June 17, 2013 × 1 comment

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Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

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.

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by × May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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12 Reasons To Love Jamaica

12 Reasons To Love Jamaica

Before moving to the U.S. a decade ago, I’d lived in Jamaica for about half my life. Now work takes me back to the island, but not nearly as much as I’d like. Here are a few things I love – and miss – about my former stomping ground that […]

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by × May 14, 2013 × 5 comments