Caribbean

In just another week, this political madness will – hopefully – all be a not-so-fond memory. Till then, my hat is off to those businesses trying to put a positive political spin on our travel efforts. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in the U.S Virgin Islands is letting their constituents (also known as guests) vote with […]

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Past is Present in Cuba

by Susan McKee on June 1, 2015

Crumbling Colonial architecture. Endless vistas of Caribbean blue seas. Music that still stirs the soul. An artist whose work marks him as the love child of Barcelona’s Antonio Gaudi and Simon Rodia of Watts Towers fame. That’s what I remember most about a recent visit to Havana. The artist – José Rodríguez Fuster – is […]

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Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth

by Guest Contributor on June 9, 2014

Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth? (via Richard Bangs) When Christopher Columbus made landfall in Puerto Rico during his second trans-Atlantic voyage, in 1493, a young Spanish nobleman, Ponce de León, some scholars believe, was on board. Rumors of hefty quantities of gold brought Ponce de Leon back, in…

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Working on a Cruise Ship: What’s it Like?

by Marilyn Jones on January 27, 2014

Sailing on Carnival Conquest

Seven fun-filled days in the Caribbean. No cooking, no cleaning, not a care in the world — unless you’re one of Carnival Conquest’s 1,150 crew members who make sure every guest’s needs are met. Dining room staff, stateroom stewards, cooks, maintenance personnel, engineers, officers, entertainers, photographers and store clerks, systematically, efficiently and stealthily care for […]

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Escape the Cold at Stunning Moon Dance Cliffs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 23, 2013

beach chairs

With colder weather fast approaching, your thoughts may likely be turning to booking a warm destination getaway. Consider Moon Dance Cliffs Resort in Negril, Jamaica, named one of 2013’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor, is stunningly beautiful and this time of years offers great options for a warm-weather destination for couples […]

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Private Island Adventure at Disney’s Castaway Cay

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 22, 2012

In 1996, with the goal to expand the Disney Cruise experience, Jim Durham, an imagineer for Walt Disney Corporation, was assigned to scout out an island location in the Bahamas where passengers aboard Disney Cruise Line ships would visit and enjoy at their leisure.  After purchasing the island property from the Bahamian government, Jim and his […]

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Lavish Luxury Guide for Puerto Rico

by Lanee Lee on March 8, 2012

Looking for Caribbean class, culture and cuisine? As a former Spanish colony that’s been an American territory since the late 19th century, Puerto Rico is becoming the definitive lavish locale for European, UK and US travelers who seek an authentic island getaway without sacrificing creature comforts.  From golfing to shopping, we’ve got the Que Rico […]

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Try Barbados for your Next Beach Vacation

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 28, 2011

Barbados beach in the caribbean

The island of Barbados, located deep in the Caribbean, is a wonderful spot for a beach vacation. Barbados is an independent nation, but since it functions as a constitutional monarchy recognizing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, it offers visitors a fun blend of casual island atmosphere tempered with a bit of good old British […]

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Bahamas: Will Changes Bring Visitors?

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 26, 2011

beach in the Bahamas

Located a stone’s throw off the coast of Florida, the island nation of the Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas.  Officially called the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is made up of 29 islands (not all are inhabited), 661 cays, and 2,387 islets, its location and rather affluent economy make it […]

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Holiday-Worthy Restaurants in Aruba

by Jessica Colley on October 27, 2011

Aruba beach

Instead of all the regular cooking and cleaning of the holidays, how about an island getaway instead? A destination like Aruba will not only deliver lovely temperatures and that signature ocean breeze, but also some great places to eat that are worthy of a holiday celebration. A celebration abroad can be just as special as […]

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