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Nassau Bahamas; Fun In Paradise Island

WHY GO: Sand as fine as sugar, ocean as clear and endless as an infinity pool, and a tropical heat that warms the heart. Natural beauty is reason enough to visit Nassau Bahamas and Paradise Island, but with this Caribbean destination, it’s all about more: more thrills, more attractions, and more FUN. Things To Do In […] Read More

Capture the Caribbean

When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think about it, maybe it’s been too long.  Last year more than half of Americans didn’t use all their paid vacation time; losing out on much needed mental health breaks, and wasting more than $65 Billion in forfeited benefits. This year, […] Read More

St. Barths (aka Saint Barthélemy,) French Caribbean Lux

WHY GO: St. Barths  (also known as St. Barts or Saint Barthélemy) was long the forgotten child of the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for his brother Bartholomeo, the fierce little isle resisted easy settlement. It wasn’t until the late 1600s that an enterprising band of Normandy Huguenots made a go […] Read More

7 Unusual Attractions in Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands have some of the best dive spots in the world, but did you know there were mermaids? This and six other quirky attractions make Grand Cayman a Getaway Maven favorite. Underwater Mermaid Statue: Amphitrite, the 9-foot-tall bronze mermaid known as the Siren of Sunset Reef, is found 55 feet deep in the coral reef offshore […] Read More

It’s Better in The Abaco Islands, The Other Side of the Bahamas

WHY GO: Far from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Freeport, the Abaco Islands offers a quieter alternative. Bahamians call the 130-mile strip of islands in the northern Out Islands the “Family Islands” because that’s where they go to relax. Recreation is of the annual boxcar races and flag football tournament variety. Instead of built-up attractions, the Abaco […] Read More

Hope Town Harbour Lodge: Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas

Set between gingerbread-trimmed buildings and translucent aquamarine sea, on an island too sparsely populated to merit even one traffic light, Hope Town Harbour Lodge is a delightful collection of historic buildings and charming cottages. The resort sits perched on a tiny hill in the village of Hope Town, on the northern tip of Elbow Cay, a narrow […] Read More

Choice Getaways in the Caribbean

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting record-breaking snowfall in the Northeast this winter, and forecasters are already expecting a polar vertex. Here in Upstate New York, temperatures have dropped dramatically and we’ve already seen the first snow storms of the season. Conditions are ripe for a Caribbean getaway. I’m not ready to hunker down for the season. […] Read More

Cabrera, Dominican Republic, the All-Inclusive Alternative

WHY GO: Not far from the popular beach town of Puerta Plata, there’s the much quieter and lesser known Cabrera, Dominican Republic. You won’t find manicured all-inclusive resorts here, but you will discover cliff divers, a blue lagoon, pristine and unpopulated beaches, and most welcome of all, small town hospitality. Things to Do in Cabrera […] Read More

5 Romantic Resorts for a Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Imagine white lace, crisp linen, and your loved ones assembled in nature’s cathedral: a floor of white sand, looking out on translucent sapphire waters, with a canopy of lush tropical vegetation overhead. That dream can be yours at a Dominican Republic destination wedding. Carol Cain, founder of GirlGoneTravel.com, explains why she chose to wed on […] Read More

Travel to Cuba Legally and Cheaply: What You Need to Know Now

It’s still easier than ever to travel to Cuba, even with revised restrictions in 2018. Already most U.S. citizen may visit under the educational activities license although significant restrictions apply. And now multiple U.S. airlines have been approved to schedule flights from twelve American cities to ten Cuban destinations. Here’s what you need to know to […] Read More

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