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How to Pack for a Caribbean Cruise

Cruise formal dinner

When packing for a Caribbean cruise, you’ll need to think of your wardrobe for your cruise vacation in three different components: days at sea, days in port and evening attire. What you’ll want to wear for each of these parts of your cruise will differ; here are tips on how to pack for each one […]

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April 24, 2013 by | 4 Comments

Visiting the Caribbean on a Budget

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There’s no doubt about it – the Caribbean is a long-standing bastion of sun, sand and that unmistakable rippling blue water. From tales of swashbuckling pirates to Jimmy Buffet’s rummy good times accompanied by a steel drum backdrop – if you’ve never been to the Caribbean, you’re in for the treat of a lifetime. The […]

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March 8, 2013 by | 3 Comments

St. Kitts: So Much More Than a Cruise Stop

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Slower travelers—those interested in staying for more than a day in port—can find a less polished St. Kitts, one that overflows with quintessentially Caribbean sights, sounds and flavors.

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March 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on St. Kitts: So Much More Than a Cruise Stop

Caribbean Adventure Highlights from the Spice Island of Grenada

Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Grenada

Grenada is one of those places that defy reason. It boasts pristine beaches, endless outdoor adventure, and a vibrant population of warm, welcoming locals, yet the Caribbean island of Grenada (not to be confused with the Spanish city of Granada) barely registers on the radars of many seasoned Caribbean travelers. But their loss is your […]

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March 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The Caribbean for Foodies

Jerk chicken

Each of the 22 island territories of the Caribbean has added its own individual style to its own cooking; few islands produce exactly the same dishes although strong mutual roots are evident.

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March 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Caribbean for Foodies

Lesser Known Caribbean Destinations: Trinidad and Tobago

Sweets on the street, Port of Spain

When researching islands in the Caribbean for vacation, you might not immediately think of Trinidad and Tobago. But since they (especially Trinidad) have an economy that is not tourism-based, you get a chance to experience a different kind of not-specially-engineered-for-tourists Caribbean island, and you might just be surprised at what you find. The archipelago nation […]

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January 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

How to Plan Multi Generational Cruises for Your Family

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Multigenerational travel is quite the buzz word in tourism these days, but it’s really just a fancy term for getting the whole extended family together for a trip. That’s not to say that this is easy though. Planning our 12-person, 3-generation cruise to Bermuda was one of the most difficult projects I’ve ever undertaken (and […]

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November 12, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

Caribbean swim with dolphins

Caribbean shore excursions are tours and activities that are offered while in port during a cruise that make the day easier by providing transportation to and from the ship as well as guaranteeing you will be back before the ship departs. Onshore, however, there isn’t an easy divide of activities to separately entertain kids and […]

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October 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

Tips for Traveling the Caribbean in Hurricane Season


With its vast expanses of snow-white sand lined with palm trees and piña coladas topped with colorful umbrellas, the Caribbean is every tropical island cliché brought to life. Unfortunately, paradise comes with some pitfalls, including a location spread across one of the world’s most active hurricane belts. But for all the storm warnings sprawled across […]

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July 12, 2012 by | 1 Comment

5 Ways to Spend One Day on St Thomas

St John

St Thomas, one of the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands, is one such destination that has a lot to offer for the traveler hunkering down for more than a few days as well as those who are just stopping by for only 24 hours. The question is not how to […]

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April 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment