Caribbean Destinations

(Amateur) Video: Scuba Diving in St. Lucia

Fantastic dive center. Spacious boat. Great visibility. Delicious lunch. And a fun crew. If that doesn’t make for a good day of diving, I don’t know what does. Truth be told, I encountered more hiccups on this dive excursion than any other since I started diving but I was in good hands with the crew at Dive Saint Lucia. …

Caribbean Destinations

Snapshots: The Colorful 85ft Hanuman Murti

Did you know the world’s second largest statue of the Hindu god, Lord Hanuman, stands at an impressive 85 ft tall in the village of Carapichaima in Trinidad (and Tobago)? I didn’t. Pretty shameful, considering I’ve called this island home for a vast majority of my life. And I’ve been roaming around other islands discovering and uncovering all …

International Destinations

5 NYC Subway Stations That Double as Attractions

Yes, it’s cold in the winter, too hot in the summer, and undeniably grimy year-round but I truly believe the MTA subway system is an off-beat New York attraction in its own right. A microcosm of the city, it condenses the vastness of the Big Apple’s diversity into its stations and subway cars for fleeting moments at a time. …

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How Scuba Diving Salvaged my First Solo Trip

Sixty-five feet beneath the ocean’s surface, just off Martinique’s south-west coast, the water was a deep emerald green. Kaleidoscopic wildlife flitted here and darted there, offering many distractions. And, in a welcome twist, all parties present – myself included – spoke the same language. Thumbs down meant ‘descend’, thumbs up meant ‘ascend’ and forming a ring with my …

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River Tubing down the Balthazar in Grenada

Exhilarating yet relaxing. I might be contradicting myself but those are the only two adjectives that, in my humble opinion, do any justice to the experience that was tubing along the Balthazar River in Grenada. The towering tree branches provided much needed shade from the harsh midday sun; the birds and other unidentifiable creatures offered …

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Beautiful Spots for Photo Ops in Central Park

Disclaimer: I’m not a skilled photographer, just a traveler who loves taking pictures to keep the memories alive. — Arches, bridges and castles, oh my! Central Park is a green oasis in the middle of Manhattan’s concrete jungle and even if you’re one of those travelers who goes to great pains to avoid ‘tourist traps’, …

International Destinations

5 Epic Caribbean Restaurants in NYC

#Truth: Caribbean people are really picky about Caribbean restaurants, especially those outside the region. We love our food. We think it’s THE BEST. No one can bubble a pot like our grandmothers/mothers/aunts. And even if you try to replicate it somewhere else in the world, it just never tastes as good because…the seasoning. So when we get …