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the 5 Things Besides Cigars and Rum That Have Made Cuba Famous

the 5 Things Besides Cigars and Rum That Have Made Cuba Famous

When you think of Cuba, cigars and rum are probably two of the first things that spring to mind. But this Caribbean island boasts a diverse history and vibrant culture with so much more to offer than just these famous exports. If you fancy learning a little more about Cuba, here are five of the […]

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A Little Taste of Caribbean Medicine

A Little Taste of Caribbean Medicine

What’s appealing about a place called Bitter End?  Practically everything, assuming you like calm surf, terrific snorkeling, and fresh seafood.  Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands is an absolute paradise where all your vacation needs are covered in fine sand and warm sunshine.  The Club offers landside accommodations, but arriving […]

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Jamaica: The Beat of the Caribbean

Jamaica: The Beat of the Caribbean

There’s no doubt that Jamaica stands apart from other Caribbean vacation spots. A strong African heritage remains today, in the cuisine, native identity and perhaps most strikingly, in the music. There are still the soaring peaks, jungle wetlands and idyllic beach resorts to make holidays here more than worthwhile. But the heart of Jamaica retains […]

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One Reason to Take A Caribbean Cruise – Half Moon Cay

One Reason to Take A Caribbean Cruise – Half Moon Cay

Do you need a reason to take a cruise? Some travelers love the cruise vacation, others don’t. I wondered where I’d stand after nearly a twenty year absence from the “cruise” holiday. Before I boarded the ms Zuiderdam last year, my last sail of similar magnitude was as a teenager with my parents. I realized […]

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A Personal Island Tour takes me to Daaibooi Beach, Curacao

A Personal Island Tour takes me to Daaibooi Beach, Curacao

The ms Zuiderdam docked in Willemstad, Curacao and I disembarked the cruise ship with no official excursion plans. I planned to meet my friend. Ichieron and I worked together in Mexico City and now I was visiting his native island. He told me he’d be waiting by the ship; he was. After a morning beer […]

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Sunset Sunday – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Sunset Sunday – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

I often wonder why major resorts build on beaches without  a view of a sunset.  It would be one of my “requirements.” However, after my first walk on the soft sands of the beaches at the Grand Palladium Resort in Punta Cana I was reminded of another important requirement – a beautiful beach location. One […]

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Five Adventures That Top My List For 2013

Five Adventures That Top My List For 2013

As the calendar marches towards another new year, I found myself dreaming about destinations for 2013.  Now that America is moving “forward,” I thought so should I, especially with travel. And yes, that does include leaving the country. Here are five destinations and experiences that top my list for 2013. Of course all is subject […]

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