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Top 25 Reasons to Visit Martinique Now (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

One of the things I love about the French Caribbean island of Martinique is how it continues to surprised me with unique and affordable things to do.

Cuba Suffers Through The Worst Drought Of ‘The Last Century’

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

With the year-long drought in Cuba forecast to worsen in the coming months, some residents are harboring what may seem like an unusual hope. “I...

Best Water Activities Kids Love in Grand Cayman

MiniTime | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

The largest of three Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is a water lover's paradise with a plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions at majestic beaches with ocean water as clear as a swimming pool.

Hidden Gems In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Fortunately some quaint bed-and-breakfasts can be found nestled among the beaches of the Caribbean, and our hotel investigators discovered 10 hidden gems during their recent travels.

My Hair Is Not Your Concern

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

"Is that your hair?" This was not, by any means, the first time I had been asked this. I get it quite often. I always answer truthfully, although it always baffles me why people don't think of this as a rude question to ask someone.

Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

6 Tips for Traveling During Hurricane Season

CheapTickets | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
CheapTickets

To avoid islands outside of the so-called hurricane belt, focus on the southern Caribbean and remember your ABCs--Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are generally safer bets for avoiding a direct hit.

4 Reasons Why Nevis Is Worth Finding on a Map

Travelzoo | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

By Jodi Burns One of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets is a relatively unknown island in the West Indies called Nevis. As full-time working parents...

6 Small-But-Perfect Caribbean Islands You Need To See

Hopper.com | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Tourists are relatively few but there's still plenty to do, from UNESCO sites to luxury resorts to sugar-soft beaches.

Puerto Rico's Symbolic Power

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Given Puerto Rico's heightened media visibility, no doubt the world now has its eyes on how the United States will respond to the needs of the island, one of the last colonies in the world.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for Foodies

MiniTime | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

All-inclusive resorts are a great fool-proof way of taking the hassle out of your family vacation. Less planning is needed - no extra costs, no extra budget, no headaches, more time for you and the kids to get some R&R.

Finding Maya Culture Near Cancún

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Deep in the jungles of contemporary Quintana Roo, the Maya still live in small communities, often only speaking Maya, and practicing some of the ancient rituals that Xcaret preserves.

The Taste of Travel

Tristan Welch | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

As a chef, I always make a point to visit local markets whenever I travel - memories are made through tastes and smells and where better to experience...

10 Places Where Miami is a True Melting Pot

Suzan McDowell | Posted 07.10.2015 | Small Business
Suzan McDowell

Miami is touted as the city of the future because practically every race, culture, country, nationality, sexual orientation, creed and scam artist are...

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up? If ideas like these ring a bell, consider these 10 spots south of the border.

Visiting the Caribbean on the Cheap: The Top 8 Budget Tips

Hipmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Think of the Caribbean: palm trees, white sand, and crystal waters probably come to mind. While it's often considered a dream destination, jetting off to an island paradise can quickly get pricey.

One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick)

Hopper.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Step out of Your Comfort Zone at Club Med CREACTIVE

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

From afar, it looks like your usual kids' playground, what with its vibrant, fun design and printed words on the walls and on pathways aimed to inspire and motivate.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

The Cayman Islands

Black Tomato | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here is our guide to the different island experiences that await you -- a guide to discovering the Cayman Islands three ways.

A Human Rights Crisis in the Dominican Republic

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 06.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

Until Dominicans, the Dominican diaspora, and the international community can focus on how to empower marginalized communities to advocate for necessary changes, Dominicans of Haitian descent will continue to be marginalized and denied rights like education, due process, and citizenship.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun and Adventure

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders.