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Why we have to #Get2Equal

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Women are often paid far less than men, while they also perform most of the world's unpaid care work. © Mariana Ceratti/World Bank Women are emergi...

How This Middle-Aged Floridian Started A New Life In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A 10-year expat in Las Terrenas, Larry Stroup is a central figure in the expat social scene in this Dominican Republic beach town. Larry's originally from Ft. Lauderdale, so it wasn't the great weather that attracted him to Las Terrenas. What got Larry's attention is the cheap and relaxed lifestyle.

Bonaire, less frequented, has its own charms: Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Better get to the airport at least two hours early, they say in Willemstad, because they don't exactly move very fast here in Curaçao. So I arrive at...

Travel to Cuba Got a Lot Easier Last Week. Here's How.

Scott Norvell | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Scott Norvell

Each week now, the gates that have kept U.S. travelers from visiting Cuba are creaking open just a little more. If Paris Hilton -- who popped up in Havana this week unexpectedly -- can get there now, anyone can. Right?

Top 10 Things to Do In Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

At any time throughout the day, you can turn this way or that, and there it is again, the sea, now blue, then green. You can dine at a table on a deck just a foot or two above the sand with the lapping water only a few feet beyond.

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

Amsterdam in the Tropics: Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Willemstad, Curaçao's capital, with its narrow four-storey traditional Dutch houses along an inlet from the Caribbean, looks just like a little Amste...

We Get the Winter Blues in the Caribbean, Too

Amanda Walkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Those of us who left that frozen tundra behind and moved to the Caribbean are also suffering from the winter blues. And aquas. And greens. And you know what? We're really not suffering actually.

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.

Before I Even Get Started: Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm actually on my way to Greenland in the depths of winter, wondering what the hell I'm up to, so for the time being here are some tales from warmer ...

How The Grand Tradition Of Carnival Influenced Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts

The celebration known as Carnival has no singular description. In Trinidad and Tobago, it's celebrated before Ash Wednesday, sometimes with participan...

Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.12.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

Hopper.com | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

There's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can be a little problematic for the 64% of American citizens who don't have a passport.

Is This a Real-Life Hobbit Hole or a Hotel?! Maybe Both...

Oyster | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Sleeping in a Hobbit hole is a fantasy for many, and this hotel may be as close as you can get. And unlike the Hobbit holes in the Shire, this property faces the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean.

5 Wonderful Cruises to Take the Kids on Now

MiniTime | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Gigantic waterparks, exciting kids' clubs, and spectacular evening shows are just some of the many cool attractions cruise ships have to offer family travelers.

We're Betting You Can't Spot The Octopus In This Video

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, one octopus in the Caribbean seriously upped the ante. In the video below, watch what happens w...

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

MiniTime | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family.

Travel Like a Local in the Dominican Republic

Findery | Posted 02.06.2015 | Travel
Findery

Anyone who has traveled to the Dominican Republic will tell you that the country not only has amazing beaches, some of the friendliest people, but also a great collection of resorts to choose from.

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Oyster | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

These eight hotels -- whether perched on the rocking outcroppings of the Italian coast or hidden away amidst the rice fields of northern Thailand -- are some of the most romantic in the world and are the perfect places for a romantic rendezvous... with a little international flair.

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...