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Beaches, Lobsters & Conchs in Anegada

Beaches, Lobsters & Conchs in Anegada

Anegada is known for its mile long beaches and wonderfully sculpted sea bottom. Scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will surely feast on the exotic marine life creeping up the shoreline and the vast coral reef system visible through the clear waters. Sunbathers can enjoy a peaceful day on Anegada’s white sandy beaches, without having to worry about bumping into another body at the shore’s expanse. But that’s not all Anegada is all about.
A visit to this part of the British Virgin Islands won’t be complete without tasting it’s famous lobster. It has been said that Anegada has the largest and [...]

Jamaica’s Winter Wonderland

Jamaica’s Winter Wonderland

In an effort to save the tourism industry in the country, the Jamaican Tourist Board has launched a campaign to lure in millions of American tourists. The multi-million dollar crusade which aims to provide Americans with an affordable winter getaway, is also expected to save thousands of jobs during this time of financial crisis.
The campaign will last for a month, and is called “Jamaica Winter Rescue Programme”. Huge banners, posters and floor mats will be placed in strategic places in New York, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. To target a much larger populace, the Jamaican Tourist Board has chosen to put [...]

Amazing Deals During Wave Season

Amazing Deals During Wave Season

The wave season has officially begun, and much to the joy of many travelers, cruise lines are offering cruises that cost next to nothing – compared to full rates, that is. January, February and March are the months that the travel industry has termed Wave Season due to the fact that this is usually the time when most travelers book their cruises for the year.
For those interested in getting their hands on great deals and bargains, here are great choices:

If you’re unhappy with your cabin and would like to upgrade, you’ll get a chance to upgrade for free aboard Princess [...]

Don’t Forget The Rum

Don't Forget The Rum

No matter where you travel in the Caribbean you will quickly realize each island seems to have a unique drink it has created and adopted as it’s own. If you are a first-time cruise vacationer you quickly learn that on each tour you take you will be handed some type of complimentary drink. Usually in the Caribbean they all have rum as the main ingredient. You will never know how much you can do with rum until you visit the islands.
We were recently on the island of Nevis visiting the Nesbit Plantation. The rum drinks flowed freely. Having visited many [...]

Amphibious Fun on St. Martin

Amphibious Fun on St. Martin

Whenever we visit the islands while on a cruise ship vacation we take advantage of every opportunity to see something new at each stop. I never understood why anyone would take a cruise that has several ports of call and decide to stay on the ship and not visit the island. Whether we’ve visited the island before or not, we are always enthusiastic about what we might see or learn from the people that live there. One trip not too long ago we were with some friends on a cruise and we let each person pick a tour they would [...]

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 [...]