When it comes to shopping in the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas gets all the love. And while you can find great duty-free deals there (I have the diamond studs to prove it!), if you’re looking for locally handcrafted one-of-a-kind jewelry, resort wear or organic bath and body products, neighboring […]
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If you’re headed to Jamaica and looking to bring back a memento of your trip, I BEG you: Please don’t come back with one of those tacky knitted hats with the fake dreadlocks attached! Instead, check out my list of five essential souvenirs that I’m sharing with the readers of […]
I know: You’ve been itching to find out more about me and my super-fun trip to Guadeloupe. Well, today’s your lucky day because my fabulous and talented writer friend Rebecca Wallwork is featuring me and my trip on her sun-drenched blog, Gone Sunny. Click here to find out why I […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
It all started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened Ts in a rainbow of sun-washed colors emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades later, his venture has grown into a thriving Trellis Bay souvenir store and art studio […]