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5 Affordable Caribbean Hotels for Families

MiniTime | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

With their beautiful beach stretches, the clear blue-green waters, and the warm sunny weather, the Caribbean islands are pretty much at the top of the list for every family looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. And while a family vacation in paradise doesn't come cheap, these five affordable but wonderful kid-friendly hotels are guaranteed to get you more bang for your buck.

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.23.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

The Sexiest Hotels in the Dominican Republic

Oyster | Posted 01.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Although language can be a barrier for non-Spanish speakers and the tap water is not potable, people are extremely friendly and the landscape is stunning.

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

MiniTime | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico is a tropical family vacation destination with year-round sunshine, picturesque beaches and an array of family-friendly activities.

Over 85,000 Haitians Are Still Homeless From The 2010 Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact

Five years ago, an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left unprecedented damage to Haiti's housing infrastructure -- damage that the poore...

Lessons Unlearned in Haiti As Memory of the Earthquake Fades

Anick Supplice Dupuy | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Anick Supplice Dupuy

Five years ago on Jan. 12, my friend Charles had just left his office in Port-au-Prince when the 7 magnitude earthquake hit. Once he learned that his wife and children were safe, he ran to find his sister at her university.

Watch This Sloth Save American Lives

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.09.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Whether to Costa Rica or just a day to sleep in and relax at home, vacation days are provided to workers for a reason. Make time for yourself and you'll soon see the benefits.

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.

Top 5 Winter Fakes

Findery | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel
Findery

It's January. Winter is about to hit hard in the wintry regions. But snow in the Caribbean? Nope. For those of us who don't live in a snowy region, we...

2015: The Year of Change for Cuba and Haiti

Vicki J. Huddleston | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Vicki J. Huddleston

Cuba is an example of failed communism; Haiti of failed capitalism. If either country is to progress, it will have to significantly change its political and economic system.

7 Retreats For A Low-Key Caribbean Getaway

Oyster | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Fewer crowds, intimate spaces, and unspoiled tropical vistas are the hallmarks of these hotels, and these secluded spots are the places we like to visit when we're looking for a low-key getaway.

U.S. Sees Spike In Flow Of Immigrants From The Caribbean

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him...

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel
Oyster

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts For Families

Oyster | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Oyster

You won't find a more kid-friendly resort on the island of Turks and Caicos than Beaches. With 10 pools, a beautiful beach, a water park, an Xbox Games Garage, a Sesame Street kids' camp, and even a DJ-spinning academy, the hotel is determined to rule out any inklings of boredom.

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations we might have an opportunity to come to terms with the long and sordid history of the United States' actions in the Caribbean divorced from the anti-communist hyperbole we still hear from some politicians and pundits.

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

Fodor's | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

A stay at an all-inclusive resort packs in plenty of convenience: Pay just one upfront price, and you don't have to worry about racking up extra charg...

Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Duane Wells | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Though the dog days of winter may well be almost fully upon us, a slew of new properties and hotels in veritable hotspots around the globe have either recently debuted or will soon be opening to help chase away the winter blues. Here are but five of the more luxurious options set to heat up winter 2014-15:

22 Reasons to Love St. Barths

Fathom | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Fathom

There are special places that stand out in my mind as magical. Saint Barthélemy, better known as St. Barths, in the French West Indies, is one of them.

Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you w...

Curacao For a Little Magic in the Dutch Caribbean

Renee Blodgett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Rain falls on me and then stops. It starts again 15 minutes later and along with several other locals, I huddle beneath one of the shop awnings - they all seem to have one as if they prepared for the frequent rain spurts a century ago when some of these shops were likely built.

The Best Beaches in Antigua

Oyster | Posted 12.11.2014 | Travel
Oyster

With 365 beaches (one for each day of the year!), Antigua is the perfect island getaway when you're in need of some sand and surf.

Venezuela's Secret Caribbean Paradise

Michaela Wagner | Posted 12.05.2014 | Travel
Michaela Wagner

If you've never looked into the island archipelago Los Roques before, there's plenty of reasons you should because if you're looking for those perfect white sand beaches and aquamarine water this is your place.

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

7 Photos From the Caribbean That Make Me Want to Go Back

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

This winter is harsh in New York City, and although the Caribbean islands are often overlooked, these photos most definitely instill the wanderlust I need to take a trip back -- asap.