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Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there.

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

5 Caribbean Destinations You Haven't Considered (But Should)

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Caribbean expands all the way to destinations in Central and South America. Expand your thinkin -- and your vacation possibilities -- by considering one of these lesser-known locales.

Northern Spring, Southern Chills: Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandro Werner | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Economic growth dynamics vary across the region, broadly along North-South lines. While spring may be in the air for Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean, the economic climate remains decidedly chilly in much of South America. What is behind these divergent prospects, and how can a sunnier outlook be restored to the entire region?

8 Best All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free

MiniTime | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

This means vacations can be fun, affordable, and most importantly, memorable for the whole family as you are treated to top-rated amenities in some of the world's most relaxing and rejuvenating environments.

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

10 Caribbean Islands You Can Fly To For Less Than You Think

Hopper.com | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

City dwellers eager to leave behind the stresses and worries of their day-­to­-day lives can't do much better than a trip to the Caribbean, where all-­inclusive resorts, quaint colonial towns, beautiful beaches and constant sunshine delight over 10 million American visitors every year.

Best Caribbean Resorts for Multi-Generational Vacations

MiniTime | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Multi-generational vacations are on the rise, and resorts across the Caribbean have taken notice. You'll find new activities that appeal to a wider variety of guests, as well as more enrichment opportunities that enable families, including grandparents, to spend time together while learning to sail or scuba dive, taking circus classes or reading to children at local schools.

Groups Come Together at "Connect with Nature" Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area

Michael Sainato | Posted 04.14.2015 | Miami
Michael Sainato

The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs.

Cyclepaths in Cuba

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When gasoline was unavailable during the special period, Cubans turned to bicycles. Hundreds of thousands of clunky, but nearly indestructible, bikes, the ubiquitous Flying Pigeons, were imported from China, and Cuba soon had its own bike factory.

U.S. Seizes On Venezuelan Weakness to Regain Caribbean Energy Foothold

James Stafford | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The U.S. has a spotty and turbulent history intervening in Latin America and the Caribbean, but outside of drug interdiction, the western hemisphere has largely taken a backseat when it comes to foreign policy during the Obama administration.

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.

At the Summit of the Americas, Leaders Should Remember Women Are Key to Success

Catherine Russell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Catherine Russell

That's why I'm joining President Obama, Secretary Kerry and other U.S. officials in Panama this week for the Seventh Summit of the Americas. Here are some of the issues I'll be focused on during my trip.

5 Vacation Ideas to Cure That Large Family Wanderlust

MiniTime | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Fortunately there are many fantastic family-friendly options, in the US and Caribbeans to ensure large families find spot-on accommodation and a wide range of activities to keep everyone happy.

Chefs' Guide to Grand Cayman | Video

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Pristine sand, crystal clear waters and epic diving -- but Grand Cayman is also one of the culinary capitals of the Caribbean.

Beyond Havana: Exploring Cuba's Colonial Past on the Island's Southern Shores

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Three strong architectural influences -- those of 17th, 18th and 19th century Spain; early- and mid-20th century America; and the Soviet Union of the '60s and '70s -- lend the city its unique mishmash beauty.

Little Hotel, Big View: 7 Boutiques in St. Thomas With Stunning Vistas

Oyster | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Oyster

These spots may seem small and basic upon arrival, but many offer absolutely breathtaking, bird's eye views of the islands and ocean from pools, porches, rooms, restaurants and surrounding grounds. Here are our seven favorites.

Cuba: So What Now?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Not only is Cuba's tourism infrastructure way behind the times, the country could not be in a more competitive tourism region; Caribbean nations, some of which rely almost entirely on tourism dollars, have long since written the book when it comes to satisfying every last whim.

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

Scott Norvell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana.

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas for Families

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

A family vacation in the Bahamas has a certain dreamy ring to it and the good news is that thanks to these family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, it needn't be complicated or expensive.

10 Cheapest Flights from New York to the Caribbean

Hopper.com | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

For travelers with a budget to stick to, the Caribbean has never been a gift, meaning costly hotel rates and plenty of competition for the best air fares. That's why we've put together this list of the 10 cheapest flights from New York to the Caribbean, on average, to get passengers to the beaches of the USVI, or the verdant mangroves of Tobago for less.

10 Things To Do in Cartagena

Joanna Riquett | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

Your next vacation is in Cartagena! Wonderful, that's great! Now, before you visit, you should take note of some useful things to know about the city. Here's a quick video that gives you a quick glimpse of all the things you can do in Cartagena.

5 Off-The-Beaten Spots In The Caribbean With The Kids

MiniTime | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

A family vacation in the Caribbean doesn't need to mean battling for lounge chairs, fending off constant beach vendors or trying to tune out the jingling sounds of the casino that drowns out the sounds of the waves.

Rowdy, Raunchy, Jet-Setting Barbados Can Be More Affordable Than You Might Think

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

Barbados dreams are all about lapping tropical waters, swaying palm trees, and postcard-perfect arcs of white sand. The good news is that this Caribbean island lives up to the hype.

7 Best Caribbean Islands For Nightlife

Fodor's | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

From dress-to-the-nines salsa clubs to barefoot-in-the-sand beach bars, many Caribbean destinations offer distinctive party scenes that ensure the fun...