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#PureGrenada: A #Travel Guide to Petite Martinique, #Grenada
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Island Girl’s Travel Guide to Petite Martinique

Disclaimer: Petite Martinique isn’t for everyone. But it just might be for you…That is, if you’re the kind of traveler who appreciates a waaaay off-the-grid experience. One defined by a raw, unassuming landscape and authentic small-island living, which facilitates an almost complete disconnect from the rest of the world. On PM, as the locals fondly refer to …

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First Impressions: Petite Martinique

Less than a day in Petite Martinique and already I’m blogging about it. Unusual for me, but there’s absolutely nothing ‘usual’ about Petite Martinique (by my medium-sized-island-girl standards). Plus, the fact is there’s little else to do at 9:05 on a Thursday night. Already, all doors are closed, lights are off and there is nary a …

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(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. …

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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 …

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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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Bamboo Rafting on the Rio Grande in Jamaica

Bamboo rafting on Portland’s Rio Grande River is #bucketlist material. Trust me. Of all the experiences I have indulged in on my numerous trips to Jamaica, this was by far the most relaxing, edifying and invigorating all at once. We drove for almost 3 hours to escape the bustling city life of Kingston and were happy to spend the …

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Caves, Cigars and Captivating Vistas in Viñales, Cuba

I’ll be perfectly honest. The number one selling point for me with the day trip to Viñales was the 3 hr air conditioned bus ride from Havana. After three days walking through the city streets in sweltering heat I was looking forward to spending some QT in AC some place other than our ‘casa particular’, La …