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 […]
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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!
If you’re heading to the Caribbean, resist the temptation to spend every moment sunny-side up on the beach. With all sorts of festivals going on this summer, from Anguilla to Aruba and St. Lucia to St. Kitts, there are plenty of reasons to skip the sand, even if only for […]
There’s nothing wrong with just lying on a lounge chair and soaking up the sun, a frosty pina colada in one hand and a trashy novel in the other. But the Caribbean is so much more than just a string of beach-fringed island outposts. And it would be a real […]
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
It’s not just about food, drink and a few activities. At some all-inclusive resorts, it’s all you can everything! Here are few all-inclusive perks you might not expect. 1. Phone calls Can’t wait to tell the folks back home what a great time you’re having? Unlimited […]
I’m a big fan of authentic Caribbean food. Trini doubles; Bahamian conch salad; Puerto Rican mofongo; Anguillian crayfish: bring it on! But I have to confess to one distinctly counterfeit Caribbean culinary obsession: Jamaican KFC. It all started in when I lived on the irie isle, where, as far as […]
St. Lucia’s known for its dramatic and mountainous topography but it’s not just about the vertical views here. From south to north, caramel sands to white, check out these four shore things. (Sorry, but the photos I could find on the web REALLY don’t do them justice. You’ll just have […]
In a tiny gingerbread workshop in the shadow of St. Lucia’s Petit Piton, artisan Zaka handcrafts his collection of Crayola-bright masks and fanciful sculptures. Born and raised in London, Zaka came to the island 18 years ago to visit his St Lucian father. “But I tore up my ticket, burnt […]
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 […]
I’ve been visiting St. Lucia for more than a decade now, and on each trip I find more reasons to return. Everyone I’ve met there has been warm and sincere; the landscape, particularly in the south, is stunning; and I’ve certainly done my fair share of shopping on the island […]