Let’s just go ahead and get this part of the story over with: I was turning 40, the big 4-0. And I was not happy about it. As I contemplated the various ways I could numb the pain, my thoughts inevitably turned to travel. If I could just be in a beautiful place surrounded by […]
“Do you want to ride in the spectator boat or do you want to go sailing?” asked one of the regatta’s organizers. I didn’t hesitate to answer: “Sailing!” I was on Nevis, sister island to St. Kitts, in the West Indies to attend the Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival.
Jamaica’s Montego Bay maintains its stance in having high-end resorts and a number of white sandy beaches, with an international airport that makes it easier to get to. The country’s second-largest city—nicknamed MoBay—also houses a cruise line terminal and offers opportunities for duty-free shopping.
San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, has a lot going for it: gorgeous beaches with clear azure-blue water, lively food and art scenes, proximity to beautiful rainforests, and a sense of history (old San Juan has more than 400 restored buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries). And once you find out […]
If you’re a big fan of James Bond, you might already know the suave British Secret Service agent was born in Jamaica—literally. Writer Ian Fleming, who created the fictional 007 in 1953 and featured the agent in 14 novels and a collection of short stories, first came to Jamaica during World War II for a […]
Have you ever had this vacationer’s regret: You discover a place you love, but it is far away from where you had opted to stay? I felt this way after we spent one much-too-short day in the town of Port Antonio, Jamaica. Don’t get me wrong, the popular beach resort we had booked in the […]
It was nighttime when we arrived at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis on the lesser-known Caribbean island, part of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Our drive through St. Kitts’ capital, Basseterre, to Port Zante and entry onto the Four Seasons luxury launch was one dark blur after a long day of plane flights from […]
St Martin’s French side is exactly what you’d expect of an island paradise: it’s lush, it’s green, it’s unpretentiously hip, and it’s a balmy 80 degrees just about every day of the year.
St. Kitts is 69 square miles of white-sand beaches, warm waters, and sunny skies. Christopher Columbus first spotted the Caribbean island in 1493, although St. Kitts wasn’t colonized until the British came in 1623. This kicked off a successful development of the sugar trade, thanks to the island’s strategic location. St. Kitts still specializes in […]