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Aruba Restaurants With Fabulous Oceanfront Views

Aruba Restaurants With Fabulous Oceanfront Views

Dining in Aruba is nothing short of a compelling flavor experience filled with excitement and surprise. Aruba is not only known for its wonderful white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery, but this island also presents a delectable local flavor. Your vacation wouldn’t be complete if you haven’t tried to taste the local cuisines that this island has to offer. Dining venues are just as different as the menus with new and unusual themes popping up everywhere. Resorts have elegant restaurants, both chic and casual, with bountiful buffets and a night full of entertainment. You can also take pleasure dining on the beach, poolside, in landscaped gardens, panoramic terraces and on moonlight piers. And even the small local establishments in this island also offer good quality of food and delish flavors.

June 24, 2013 | By More
Take A Luxury One-Way Cruise To Your Next Vacation Destination

Take A Luxury One-Way Cruise To Your Next Vacation Destination

How many times have you returned from a busy touring vacation and thought, “Oh man, I need a vacation from my vacation”! Cruising one-way to or from your vacation destination may be the perfect solution.

A growing number of cruise lines are expanding their one-way itineraries. Once called repositioning cruises, that is not their sole purpose any longer. Cruise lines have recognized that travelers enjoy transiting from to their home port to a far away vacation destination.

June 10, 2013 | By More
Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

It’s often hard to choose a place to go on holiday and then there’s the task of actually planning your supposedly ‘relaxing’ time away with things to do and see. If your destination is Barbados, we have great advice on what to do and how to spend two days in the capital city of Bridgetown.

Day One: A bit of historical sightseeing would be the perfect way to start your day off, so pop along to see the bronze statue of Admiral Lord Nelson in what was known as Barbados’ Trafalgar Square (renamed later as National Hero’s Square). The statue is situated across from the Barbados Parliament buildings and was erected there in 1813. Remember to keep your wits about you however, and avoid wearing flashy jewellery in order to escape the attention of any pickpockets who may be operating in the area.

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Essential Tips For Driving in St. Lucia

Essential Tips For Driving in St. Lucia

5 Must-Know Tips for Driving in St Lucia St Lucia is a beautiful Caribbean island and one well worth exploring. It may be small at just 617 square kilometres but great things come in small packages. The islands rocky mainland is covered with lush green rainforest which is home to a variety of tropical plants […]

April 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

When you finally manage to get the whole family out for a holiday in Cancun, the last thing you need is to carry on babysitting, cooking, and cleaning – you should be relaxing! You can avoid this palaver by opting for an all-inclusive resort that not only provides childcare, but all your meals and drinks […]

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Lind and I have just returned from attending Cruise Shipping Miami, a global cruise conference that brings together the world’s major cruise lines, destination representatives and ship building suppliers – quite a heady experience!  For three days we attended seminars, chatted with cruise line CEOs and learned about where the world of cruising is headed […]

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua, the Rockstar’s Caribbean Retreat What is it that attracts the rockstar element to the island of Antingua? Whether you’re a guitar god, an ex-Beatle, or even the founder of the Virgin Group, chances are you’ve spent a considerable amount of time on Antigua and its neighbouring islands. Certainly, the 365 pristine beaches and consistent […]

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Don’t put away the bikini and suntan lotion just yet!  One of my favorite spots for romance on the beach, Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, has a very temping fall travel promotion. From now through the end of October, this elegant intimate resort has reduced rates to just $150 per night with the […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Delicious Bob Marley Cocktail – We’re Ready For Summer Now!

Delicious Bob Marley Cocktail – We’re Ready For Summer Now!

You can’t get a more inviting and refreshing cocktail than the famous Bob Marley Cocktail served at Secret’s Resorts in Jamaica.  Speaking from first-hand experience, they are worth traveling for! But…. if you can’t jet off to the wonderful  Secret’s Resort in Jamaica, CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE! Thanks Secrets – can’t wait to visit […]

June 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
San Andrés Island – Undiscovered Gem of the Caribbean

San Andrés Island – Undiscovered Gem of the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a much-travelled region and for some it might seem that it’s too touristy and overcrowded. But there are still some gems to be discovered. One of the pearls in the Caribbean Sea is San Andrés. The archipelago, consisting of the islands San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, has everything to offer that […]

June 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road?  Or perhaps you’ve  watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host.  Well perk up….  there’s a […]

April 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Esmeralda Resort St. Martin – A Tranquil Beachside Retreat

Esmeralda Resort St. Martin – A Tranquil Beachside Retreat

Here it is a few weeks since our stay at The Esmeralda Resort on the French-side of St. Martin, and I’m still feeling it’s relaxed vibe. This hotel is a fantastic choice for folks who want to slip away for a peaceful vacation that’s only steps away from the excitement of Orient Beach.

April 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

I’m just back from a great trip to St. Maarten where I experienced BOTH of the popular Sonesta Hotels; the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. (Both on Dutch side). The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino is conveniently located right next to the airport – you’ll be checking in minutes after clearing customs. The hotel has a city feel, although once inside the resort, you’ll find all the tropical amenities you would expect from a beach resort.

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Clipper Cruise Review – Antigua and St. Barts

Star Clipper Cruise Review – Antigua and St. Barts

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.   […]

March 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Clipper Review – Ports of Nevis & Dominica

Star Clipper Review – Ports of Nevis & Dominica

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.

March 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

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:

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Isabel’s Culinary Adventures in Aruba

Isabel’s Culinary Adventures in Aruba

Our destination in Aruba is Caribbean Palm Resort. Because the island does not list street names, it takes us awhile to locate the resort. We are not disappointed. A tropical haven with palm trees and two swimming pools (one perfect for laps),an outdoor bar (naturally), grills and pool chaises greet us.

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

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. […]

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Exuma Trifecta – Swimming With Stingrays, Sharks & Pigs!

Exuma Trifecta – Swimming With Stingrays, Sharks & Pigs!

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.

November 16, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sublime Delights of the Exuma Islands –  Deep Fried Lobster Tails & Swimming Pigs!

Sublime Delights of the Exuma Islands – Deep Fried Lobster Tails & Swimming Pigs!

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 […]

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