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Aruba's Lasting Impression

Aruba’s Lasting Impression

My wife and I were privileged enough to experience a wonderful vacation in 1999 in Aruba. Admittedly, this 5 day vacation was a milestone in our love for the Caribbean. I won this trip for a selling quota the company made I worked for at the time. It was our first trip to this beautiful island in the Southern Caribbean but it called us back for a full week a few years later and we have stopped there a few times on cruises. Spending those five days at the Aruba Marriott Resort was some of the most exiting of our memories.
Of course [...]

Have a Taste Of the

Have a Taste Of the “Spice Of Life” In Grenada

Who would have known that one of the tiniest independent nations in the Western Hemisphere would be as engaging as any other holiday destination twice or maybe even thrice its size? The notion quite escaped everyone else. But what we do know for sure is that the little island of Grenada (pronounced Gre-ney-da) is also widely known as “The Spice Isle of the Caribbean”.
This is mainly because of the plethora of locally grown spices (like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, wild coffee, etc.) available all-throughout the area and also because of the rich and diverse music culture prevalent in the [...]

Martinique Makes an Impression on Vacationers

Martinique Makes an Impression on Vacationers

Many people love France, and many people love the Caribbean. What if a place existed where you combine those two forces and get one beautiful place? Luckily for tourists, a place like that does exist. It’s called Martinique. Located right in the middle of the Caribbean, Martinique is a gorgeous island where the French influence still hasn’t faded. Though tourists can take in the beauty normally associated with the Caribbean islands, they can also enjoy the robust culture that is normally reserved for the beaches of France. It’s a unique combination that has made Martinique a popular destination for princes [...]

Inland and Onshore Excursions Abound In Exotic Barbados

A Port-Hopping Cruiser’s Haven
It’s easy to ascertain that Barbados was once a British colony; there are hints of the culture in the twang of the local tongue, the ubiquitous (and possibly awkward) presence of left-hand side roads, and the Anglican churches which still enjoy a solid patronage. If you’re a first-time cruiser to this South Caribbean island, you wouldn’t immediately guess that it has plenty of natural wonders to offer for your lust of exploration, what with the well-developed resorts and hotels which front its beaches. A mere two-day stay may prove to be the antidote ‘ you [...]

Carnival In Trinidad

Carnival In Trinidad

Although Carnival celebrations in Rio and New Orleans may be more well-known internationally, Carnival in Trinidad is usually considered the best in the World.
Officially, Carnival takes place on the Monday and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Celebrations in Trinidad however begin long before that time. Once the holy festivities of Christmas wrap up for the year, the focus turns immediately to Carnival and the party-like atmosphere slowly begins to infiltrate the land.
The first sign that Carnival is in the air is the new music of the season being played over the airwaves and virtually everywhere else. The pulsating beats and hypnotic [...]

Hiking In Tobago

Hiking In Tobago

In the warm Caribbean Sea, just North-East of Trinidad you will find the largely undiscovered paradise island of Tobago. With an environment of sandy, white beaches, coral reefs, quaint fishing villages, waterfalls and lush rainforests, Tobago is the dream vacation destination for the avid adventurer.
Tobago is rumored to have been the model island for Robinson Crusoe and it is not hard to understand why. One of the oldest forest reserves in the western hemisphere is found here. The hiking trails through this reserve meander through the hills and valleys, up cliffs and through waterfalls and enable you to be up-close [...]