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View of the colorful Punda District in Curaçao
Caribbean, Caribbean Destinations, Curaçao

Island Girl’s Tips: Things you Must Do in Curaçao

Nestled in the heart of the Dutch Antilles, Curaçao is a kaleidoscopic smorgasbord of rich cultural tapestry and seemingly endless opportunities for soft adventures. From sun-drenched beaches to captivating cultural experiences, there’s a plethora of ways to occupy your time. While my visit was too brief to even scratch the surface, I’m grateful to Caribbean …

Things to do on land in Tobago
Caribbean Destinations, Tobago

10 Cool Things to Do on Land in Tobago

Beaches may be closed but Tobago is still open for business! Let it be known that the island’s 300 km2 has much more to offer than sea and sand. From gorgeous views to adventures off-the-beaten-path, there are many diversions to keep you occupied while the coastlines are closed. Check out this list of cool things …

Castara
Caribbean Destinations, Tobago

Beautiful Ocean Views in Tobago: 10 Road Trip Stops to Make

Tobago’s beaches are closed so we can’t take a dip in the ocean, but that shouldn’t stop us from soaking in its beauty – from a distance. I know the thought of visiting the island without being able to access its coastline is disappointing. But that’s no reason to cancel that trip you’ve already booked. …

Eco-cabin in Paramin
Caribbean Destinations

Cabin in Paramin: A stay at the La Vapeur Estate

Ascend a mere 20 minutes into the hills of Paramin and you’ll find yourself at the rustic glass-walled cabin located on the La Vapeur Estate. Nestled amidst towering greenery; set against the backdrop of panoramic ocean views, the estate offers a unique escape unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in Trinidad & Tobago. It’s #staycationgoals on steroids. …

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 Authentic Slavery Heritage Tourism Sites;
Activities

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 …