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4 Reasons Jamaica Is the Best Caribbean Escape for Summer

MiniTime | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Here are even more reasons for you to stop putting off your Jamaican vacation and scratch it off your family bucket list this summer.

The 9 Most Exclusive Vacation Destinations in the World

Thrillist | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Back in December, we took you on a tour of the most elite vacation spots in the United States. It got us thinking, these U.S. spots are cool and all, but where do the one percent, hot royals and privileged classes from other countries go for a little R&R? Today, we find out.

Caribbean Islands You Probably Haven't Been To

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Culture-ist

Chances are that if you've been lucky enough to vacation in the Caribbean, you've probably hit up hot spots like Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The Story Behind A Mysterious Sword-Filled Shipwreck In The Caribbean

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science

In 2011 archaeologists happened upon a stunningly well-preserved shipwreck off the coast of Panama. The wreckage, a mere 40 feet underwater, was untou...

3 Ways To Save When Planning Your Summer Vacation

Hopper.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer Florida's palms and nightlife or the culture of European capitals, you'll probably have a hard time finding good deals during this busy season.

Aruba: Snuba Diving a Shipwreck

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

Snuba diving is a combination of Scuba and snorkeling. However, instead of breathing though a snorkel tube, you breathe through a scuba regulator that...

Destinations of a Lifetime: 10 Incredible Caribbean Beaches

MiniTime | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

With the Caribbean home to over 700 islands, islets and reefs, your hardest choice is going to be choosing which one to make your travel destination. Pack the towels and sunscreen, we're going for a swim!

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the US Innovate in Foreign Policy II

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

First, the U.S. must encourage more Hispanics to study and/or work in MENA while encouraging more Arab and Jewish Americans to do the same in LAC. Second, it should welcome more diversity in corporate boardrooms and empower more women.

How To Pick The Perfect Cruise Ship Cabin

Travelzoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

For those travelers planning their next cruise vacation, it can be overwhelming picking between cabin types on a variety of cruise lines. Here are some tips to ensure your cruise will be smooth sailing.

Why Touristy Riviera Maya Is a Must-See Paradise

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

There's a good reason -- or rather, many wonderful reasons -- why families, couples, and singles, the young and the old, from many parts of the world, are drawn to this strip on the eastern shore of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Curacao: Up Close with a Shark? You Bet!

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

The experience takes place in enclosed lagoons filled with sea life such such as tarpons, permits, common snook, horse-eyed jacks, French grunts, southern stingrays and more.

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.

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 04.28.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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.