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Nine Ways You Know You’re In The Caribbean

Nine Ways You Know You’re In The Caribbean

If you’re from the Caribbean (like me), have lived there or ever visited, you know there are some behavioral quirks that only seem to take place south of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out my list of quintessential, only-in-the-islands idiosyncrasies, and then tell me: What would you add?   You […]

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by × August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Travel

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

Travel

10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

If you’re setting sail to the Caribbean any time soon, you’ll want to check out my top ten quick cruise tips, which I’m sharing today over on my Huffington Post column. Click and cruise, Jetsetters!    

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by × April 7, 2014 × 0 comments

Cuisine, Resorts, Travel

Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

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 […]

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by × August 7, 2013 × 12 comments

Resorts

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

Shopping, Style

BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

Summer’s almost here, JetSetters! Here are the “shore things” I’m packing in my beach bag. The Best of Us Sarah Pekkanen’s novel is the perfect beach read, as frothy and refreshing as a perfectly blended mojito on a sweltering summer day. Crack the cover and follow four longtime girlfriends and […]

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by × April 26, 2013 × 2 comments

Shopping, Style

BuyDay Friday: The Smartest Clutch Ever!

BuyDay Friday: The Smartest Clutch Ever!

To say I’m a handbag lover is a bit of an understatement. I’ve amassed quite the comprehensive collection of satchels, totes, clutches and top-handles in my time. Yet somehow the search for the perfect purse continues unabated. My latest lust: the nifty clutch from Everpurse, which not only looks chic […]

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by × February 8, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

The Bahamas’ Best Rum Cake

The Bahamas’ Best Rum Cake

I thought the swimming pigs would be the highlight of the day. Boy, was I wrong. I was on a day trip in the Exumas, the 365-island Bahamas archipelago famous for crystal clear waters, talcum sand and some of the world’s best fishing. Our captain Ray Lightbourne and his son […]

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by × January 24, 2013 × 5 comments

Travel

Grand Cayman’s Secret Beach

Grand Cayman’s Secret Beach

What’s not to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes even the beach-iest bum wants to take it down a notch and chill […]

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by × January 23, 2013 × 2 comments

Shopping, Travel

The Cocktail Every Shopper Needs

The Cocktail Every Shopper Needs

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, […]

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by × January 16, 2013 × 0 comments

Resorts, Travel

The Caribbean’s Coolest Car

The Caribbean’s Coolest Car

Tooling around a resort in a golf cart is fun but hardly unusual; every other luxury hotel bigger than your back garden uses them to ferry guests around the property. But at Petit St. Vincent, a sophisticated but un-stuffy 115-acre private-island resort in the Grenadines, they go one better, transporting […]

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by × January 14, 2013 × 0 comments

Resorts, Travel

Three Romantic Caribbean Adventures

Three Romantic Caribbean Adventures

I popped into my local Target a few days ago only to find that the aisles of Christmas decorations had already been replaced with all manner of Valentine’s Day paraphernalia. Which started me thinking about some of the most romantic Caribbean places I’ve visited over the last six years. Those […]

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by × January 8, 2013 × 0 comments