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The Most Amazing Caribbean Diving and Snorkeling Sites

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel

A warm aquamarine sea and enchanting underwater sites make the Caribbean a top destination for both diving and snorkeling. Here you can peruse sunken ...

12 Steamy Caribbean All-Inclusives for Adult Indulgence

Oyster | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel

Family vacations can be great, of course. But sometimes, adults need a getaway geared exclusively to grown-up tastes.

6 Easy, Affordable Warm-Weather Escapes

Spot | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel

Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

Panama: Canal Crawls and a Cup of Perfect Coffee

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.

Trinidad Carnival is Coming 2016

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

This year, carnival is whispering my name instead of the usual screaming of my name.

8 Things Pablo Escobar didn't want you to know about Colombia

Laura Grier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never...

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

The 10 Best Caribbean Hotels You Need To Visit This Year

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

(U.S. News) The Caribbean - with its balmy temperatures, white-sand beaches and vibrant cultures - is what dream vacations are made of. But the ...

Why Most Travelers Shouldn't Let The Zika Virus Derail Their Plans

Peg Fairbairn | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Peg Fairbairn

Anyone considering travel to the equatorial regions of the Americas has in recent days undoubtedly been advised of the appearance of an unwelcome new addition to the litany of potential health threats in the region -- the Zika virus.

WHO Director-General: Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively'

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

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Enchantment Isle: Exploring Puerto Rico's Eastern Side

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

San Juan, Puerto Rico from San Cristobal (Photo: Michelle Rae) It was unfortunate that my very first glimpse of Puerto Rico was on a plane late at n...

UK Home Office Silent on Caribbean Passport Controls

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

The UK's Home Office seems unwilling to explain why passport holders from Caribbean countries with reportedly loose passport policies are permitted vi...

The 12 Most Popular Resorts in the Caribbean Right Now

Oyster | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel

To escape freezing temps and snowy sidewalks, many travelers will head to the sunny Caribbean islands with warm weather year-round and pristine beaches.

Getting Away: Of Islands and Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Karen Dionne

To reach Salt Cay, fly into the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau (Airport code: NAS). From there, a 45-minute taxi ride brings you to your accommodations at the Comfort Inn Suites on nearby Paradise Island.

Diplomatic Passports For Sale, Claims Dominica's Opposition Leader

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Lennox Linton is the Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state in the Caribbean with just 72,000 inhabitan...

The Effects of Climate Change On Coral Reefs and Women at Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe

The Advice Project | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
The Advice Project

About 25% of the world's fish (over 4,000 species!) live on coral reefs, and they provide more than 450 million people with food and income. Reefs create islands through the accumulation of sand and sediment, providing homes to people, birds, and turtles, as well as shelter so that delicate seagrass beds and mangrove habitats can thrive.

The World's 8 Sexiest Hotel Suites for a Romantic Getaway in 2016

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel

Have an anniversary coming up? Or just want to spice things up with your partner? Booking a hotel room with a cozy bed, scenic views, and two-person hot tub is a tried-and-true way to dial up the romance.

Caribbean Islands Protect the Sea Turtle

Andrea Poe | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The small island of Nevis has one of the Caribbean's most important sea turtle protection programs thanks to its dedicated army of volunteers. Whil...

Ambitious Entrepreneur Wants to Create the Future Davos of the Caribbean

Christopher Kai | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Christopher Kai

I recently had a chance to speak with an ambitious entrepreneur named Kirk-Anthony Hamilton who wants to spotlight Jamaica not just as a vacation dest...

The Challenges With Regime Change in the Caribbean

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

In May 2015, Guyana elected a new government. This was the first government change in 23 years and only the second time in the nation's nearly 50 year...

15 Islands You Need To Visit, No Passport Required

Travelzoo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel

Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life. Islands are pretty much the best. While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to escape to that don't require a passport.

Liberations and Celebrations

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I feel so blessed to have come out of 2015 stronger, but I am at peace with seeing it go and letting go of past pains, mistakes and fears. I am looking forward to 2016 with so much excitement and anticipation, I can't contain it.

Haiti and Sam Sharpe: The Self-Emancipation of Africans on the Plantation

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica w...

5 Hot Destinations That Are Cheap To Travel To This Winter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel

After the winter holidays, the blues start setting in. An endlessly icy season stretches ahead, filled with frigid nights and cars that just won't hea...

Haiti Election Aftermath: Fraud, Apathy, or Organized Chaos?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Threats of intimidation and violence from some members of Parliament, and the failure to address social and economic issues by President Michel Martelly's administration, created a climate of repression and corruption.