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We Get the Winter Blues in the Caribbean, Too

Amanda Walkins | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | Travel

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 04.14.2015 | 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 | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel

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 04.13.2015 | Travel

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 04.12.2015 | Travel

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 04.09.2015 | Travel

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 04.07.2015 | Travel

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 04.06.2015 | Travel

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 03.28.2015 | Travel

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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | Travel

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 03.18.2015 | Travel

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 03.17.2015 | Travel

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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | Travel

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 03.10.2015 | Travel

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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | Travel

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...