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11 Caribbean Islands You Need to Visit

With literally hundreds of thousands of destinations to consider, how do you decide where to invest your time, money, and energy? Call me biased (because I am, just a little) but I highly recommend dedicating some of your vacation days to exploring the Caribbean. The archipelago offers hundreds of islands from which you can choose …

Tobago Heritage Festival Guide: Natural Treasures Day;
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Tobago Heritage Festival Guide: Natural Treasures Day

The rain was falling relentlessly.ย Seeking shelter was futile but we persevered, sharing umbrellas and fig leaves in lame attempts to shield ourselves from the torrential downpour. I stood alongside a dozen or so enthusiastic spectators, crammed atop a narrow concrete slab overlooking the Charlotteville Cocoa House. It was a tight fit and one misstep could …

Tobago Heritage Festival Guide: Tobago Ole Time Wedding;
Caribbean Destinations, Tobago

Tobago Heritage Festival Guide: Tobago Ole Time Wedding

Standing on the hill above the Moravian church in Moriah, I have the perfect view of the junction below. From this vantage point, in the company of several villagers manning the dirt oven, I observe the sizable crowd. Like me, everyone is here for the Tobago Ole Time Wedding, scheduled to begin at 1 pm. …

8 Can’t Miss Experiences in Barbados;
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8 Can’t Miss Experiences in Barbados

Like all other Caribbean islands, Barbados is a perfect example of something great that comes in a small package. Within its 432ย km2 visitors will find a wide range of diversions. After all, the island’s beaches are blessed with cool, clear water and soft, whitest sand. It possesses a long, rich history that is remarkably well-preserved. …

Useful Things Travelers Should Know About Barbados
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8 Truthful, Quirky, Useful Things Travelers Should Know About Barbados

It’s been a week since I returned from my sojourn in Barbados and I’m still in the process of sorting through photos, notes, feelings and laundry. In a nutshell it was a good trip but of course it came with a few (thankfully minor) frustrations. Based on my experiences in other Caribbean islands I know …

Tobago Road Trip Itinerary
Caribbean Destinations, Tobago

Tobago Road Trip: 9 Can’t-Miss Windward Road Stops

Road trips on small islands are great because you get to cover a lot of ground within a short space of time and you’re treated to flawless views along the way! Tobago is no different. As tiny as it looks on a map, the island offers a lot of diversions, from historical sites to panoramic …

Best Beaches in Tobago
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The Best Beaches in Tobago – map included!

All beaches in Tobago are beautiful in their own right, but they certainly aren’t all the same. Some are perfect for all-day relaxation and comfort, others are ideal for falling completely off the grid. Some are good for a little adventure, while others have all the right conditions for your favorite water sport. If you’ve …

Travel Photos: Tobago Views
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Island Girl’s Destination Photos: Tobago

Tobago, in my personal (slightly biased) estimation, is an island paradise. I have the privilege of calling this little rock in the southern Caribbean my home and I enjoy exploring it every chance I get. I swear, on an average day the blues are bluer, the greens are greener, the flowers bloom brighter, the history …

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Travel Itinerary
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Island Girl’s Guide: St. Vincent and The Grenadines Itinerary

Bluer than blue skies…Greener than green vegetation…Dramatic rock formations…Picturesque, uncluttered landscapes that stretch on for miles…Without a doubt,ย St. Vincent and the Grenadines delivers those postcard perfect views you would expect from an idyllic Caribbean vacation. A cluster of 32 islands dotting the southern Caribbean Sea, SVG is one of those rare destinations you can count …