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As we pull close to Antigua, here finally are the aquamarine waters that I associate with Caribbean waters. We’re supposed to be docking in the port of Falmouth, known for the multimillion dollar yachts anchored in the gorgeous bay, but the swell is too high and we have to continue on to St. John’s. […]
We’ve all had a great day in Iles des Saintes and are looking forward to the short sail over to Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is a volcanic island shaped like a butterfly. The larger western side has high peaks and dense rainforests and is an important agricultural growing region in the Caribbean. The eastern ‘wing’ is primarily […]
We had a blissfully calm sail from Dominica to Ile des Saintes, a collection of 8 small islands off the coast of Guadeloupe. All hands were on deck to watch our approach into the beautiful protected bay. I had no familiarity with this destination, and it’s obvious luxury yatchers have been keeping it a secret […]
Anchored off Charlestown early on Sunday morning, we were thrilled to see Nevis’ peak was in full view and not wreathed in clouds as is so often the case. Phillip, our cruise director, cautioned that Nevis is a sleepy little community on an average day, and Sundays are even quieter.
Last winter Clint and I were gazing out to sea at sunset from a funky beach bar on St. Kitts. Off in the distance was the most beautiful sailing ship gliding majestically through the bay with soft sunlight reflecting off its billowing sails. Right then and there I knew I had to get on that ship! A bit of detective work determined that the gorgeous 4 masted schooner was one of Star Clipper’s sailing ships and you guessed it… this winter we went sailing with Star Clipper on a journey through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Join me on this memorable journey:
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine Florida has a great promotion offering wonderfully affordable rates with access to several championship golf courses plus an exclusive luxury oceanfront resort. As of February 1st, the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort has partnered with the private Serenata Beach Club to offer guests the best of […]
One of the world’s most heralded romantic resorts has introduced a tantalizing new promotion that may just put it within your reach. Imagine spending Valentine’s Day sipping a tropical cocktail in one of the most exclusive resorts on earth – definitely a memory to last a lifetime.
The backpackers you choose to stay at in Australia will have a big effect on the amount of partying and surfing you manage to fit in. These backpackers in Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast have all been carefully selected for their surfboard hire and moonlight activity potential. The surfer’s choice hostel […]
There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter. While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]
Here’s our list of fantastic restaurant week celebrations across the country for 2012. Just when the winter doldrums have set in, cities across the country want to entice you to get off the couch and experience some memorable meals with friends. Restaurant weeks typically offer 3 course lunches and dinners at a fraction of the […]
The good folks at Skype want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to connect with their loved ones while traveling this holiday season. We can all relate to the video shots each Christmas of travelers delayed in airports, lamenting the fact that they can’t be with their loved ones as expected. Skype hopes their […]
Yesterday Clint and I stumbled upon some of the best crab cakes we’ve ever eaten. One of the great pleasures of traveling is discovering totally delicious food in a completely unexpected place. Such was the case when we stopped at exit 138 off Rt 95 in Rocky Mount North Carolina. I’m never excited about our […]
Chip and Pin credit cards issued in the United States have been on the wish list of international travelers for quite some time now, and I, for one, am ready to sing hallelujah at the announcement that Chip and Pin cards are being introduced by several US banks.
There’s a new hotel booking site that’s worth your attention. The next time you’re looking for a good hotel rate, give GetARoom.com a try. This website has combined the best aspects of several popular travel search engines and improved on the technologies of popular sites like Hotwire and Priceline. The site was founded by […]
I just got an email from our friends over at Zozi.com that was packed with fun ‘out of the box’ things to do this winter. If you’re like me, when the temperatures dip, so does my enthusiasm for getting out off the couch and into the elements. But the offerings at Zozi are just what […]
Today being the first day of December, means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just 24 days left to get all your shopping, cooking and holiday card writing done. To cheer you on your way, our good friends at HostelBookers.com have launched an Advent Calendar Competition that will award a super travel […]
If you’re the type of thrifty traveler who seeks out good nosh then you’ll be delighted to discover there are some great low-cost vegetarian with vegan option restaurants that range from fast food to deli-style to sit down brunches. Some cafes grow their own organic produce and feature vegetarian cuisine from all over the world. […]
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Linda and I are sharing her totally delicious recipe for preparing Sweet Potatoes – You’re going to love this slightly sweet recipe with the subtle tartness of dried cranberries and dried blueberries!
The ever changing shades of aquamarine are stunning as we skip over the waves. Before long Captain Pat swings us around as he spots huge sting rays sweeping across the flats. Next stop – an amazing coral grotto big enough for us to enter boat and all. Our morning is spent zipping between one beautiful island to another, ogling at movie star’s private cays and trying to out-race the occasional squall.
Exuma in the Bahamas is filled with so many sublime delights, it’s a challenge to name just a few. But without a doubt, the fried lobster tails and swimming pigs where mind blowing. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision that I would have the chance (or desire) to swim with pigs, but that’s […]