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Island Hopping in the Caribbean
Caribbean Destinations

Great Destinations for Island Hopping in the Caribbean

There is so much real estate to cover within the Caribbean, you can make multiple visits throughout your lifetime and still not see it all. Particularly for those travelers who must endure long-haul flights to get here, a trip to the region is often-times a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Luckily, there are opportunities for you to make …

Funny Signs Found in Saba
Caribbean Destinations

Funny Signs I Found in Saba

Sabans have a quirky sense of humor and its most evident in their signage. The simplest instructions, warnings, and reminders are creatively crafted to both edify and entertain. From advisories against littering to shellfish-inspired weather forecasts, almost every sign I stumbled upon made me smile, chuckle or downright LOL. Here are some pretty funny signs …

Very Real Reasons to Visit Saba
Caribbean Destinations

7 Very Real Reasons You Need to Visit Saba

Let’s start with a few indisputable facts: Saba is STUNNING. Saba is NOT for everyone. I LOVE Saba. It is pronounced “SAY-BA” not “Sah-ba”. Every island in the Caribbean has its signature stamp. It’s unique selling point. A value proposition that endears it to one type of traveler over another. Call me self-centered, call my …

One Perfect Day in Tobago
Caribbean Destinations

One Perfect Day in Tobago (off the beaten path)

The birds eye view from the airplane window is enough to take your breath away. Streaks of golden sunlight peak through the clouds and dance over the surface of the ocean. The airport runway, fast approaching, is flanked by the stunning scene of the coconut tree-lined Caribbean Sea coast on your left and the rugged, …

Island Girl In-Transit: Ria Gopaul
Island Girls In-Transit

Island Girl In-Transit: Ria Gopaul

Island Girls In-Transit is a blog series that features amazing Caribbean women who are pursuing their wanderlust with that signature West Indian passion and pride. We’re an underrepresented segment within the travel community but it is my hope that these stories will serve as a source of inspiration for women throughout the region who dream of traveling …

Key Characteristics of Edifying Slavery Heritage Tourism Sites
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Key Characteristics of Authentic Slavery Heritage Tourism Sites

As an Afro-Caribbean woman I have always felt compelled to learn as much as possible about the slave trade. As a traveler, part of that education comes from visiting slavery heritage tourism sites. But I have always struggled with excursions of this nature. On the one hand, I am enamored by the charm and allure …

can't miss experiences in Barbados
Caribbean Destinations

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 432 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. …

Island Girl In-Transit: Macaulay Thompson
Island Girls In-Transit

Island Girl In-Transit: Macaulay Thompson

Every day I scroll through Instagram and discover amazing people who’re traveling the world and having wonderful adventures. They’re inspiring, creative, quirky, bold, fun and so many other positive things…but many of them…most of them…don’t look like me. And, of the ones that do, many of them don’t share my third-world born and bred background …

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 …