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3 Unusual Turks & Caicos Activities

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

Turks & Caicos has built its reputation as the luxury destination of the Caribbean. For years it's been the escape for the rich and famous. Truthfully, it's only been a recent getaway for the famous; but a well-kept secret of the rich for ages.

Sustainable Tourism and Natural Wonders of Jamaica

Ryazan Tristram | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Ryazan Tristram

Jamaica sits in the heart of the Caribbean, gifted with natural wonders. Fantastic view from Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio, Portland Parish...

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Hands Down, The Best Beaches In The Caribbean

Thrillist | Posted 12.25.2016 | Travel

By: Matt Metzler @mmeltrez Credit: Flickr/Tomcio77 As soon as the holidays are over, we reach a point in the new year affectionately known as...

The Dominican Civil War of 1965

ADST | Posted 11.05.2016 | World

Immediately following the assassination of General Rafael Trujillo, known as "El Jefe," the Dominican Republic was in shambles.

Brooklyn Based Prodigy DJ Nominated for Major Award

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.03.2016 | New York
Kelsey Minor

New Yorkers may know the name DJ Young Chow because he's likely the person getting you in the mood for your Saturday night out on the town as a DJ at popular radio station Hot 97.

Tropical Storm Erika Leaves Death And Destruction In Caribbean

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.29.2015 | Green

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a...

Meet the Coach Who Helped a Single Mother of 4 Launch a Million Dollar Clothing Business

Li Lin | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Li Lin

Usually when we hear about successful entrepreneurs, we focus on the entrepreneurs themselves.

Escape the Winter Blues in Turks and Caicos

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

While there are lots of options in the Caribbean, the islands of Turks and Caicos (TCI) remain a popular choice among the luxury travelers looking for a winter getaway.

Adult Playtime: 3 Reasons to Treat Yourself, Aruba (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Whoever said happiness is a journey, and not a destination, clearly hadn't been to Aruba.

Yemanja: Feeding A Dream In The Carribean

Dark Rye | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Just try a Vampira -- tequila, tomato, and some secrets even Bloody Mary wants to know -- and see if you ever want to go home again.

Jacqueline Bishop Talks About Writing Across the Diaspora

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

The River's Song is Jacqueline Bishop's first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul.

Human Rights and Tourism: Why I Will Not Visit the Dominican Republic

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.

Richard Branson: I Didn't Leave The U.K. For Tax Reasons

CNBC | Reporting by Deirdre Wang Morris, writing by Holly Ellyatt | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

U.K. billionaire Richard Branson has mounted a swift online defense of his decision to live on his private Caribbean island retreat, claiming he was n...

Queer People Don't Need to Be Understood

Collette Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Collette Brown

Let's dive into it: We all know someone who is gay. And if not, you know someone who knows someone who is gay. And let's face it: According to popul...

Jammin' the Wind in the Grenadine Islands

Don Mankin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Don Mankin

The deck surged beneath my bare feet as the boat powered through the swells, and the music of the lines vibrating in the wind filled my ears. As the days unfolded, I melted. Everything felt looser -- my clothes, my limbs, my mind.

10 Things to Explore in St. Barths

Kristin Braswell | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Kristin Braswell

St Barths is an ideal island for anyone looking to splurge on a little piece of Caribbean paradise mixed with European style. Here are 10 things you must do if you are first-time traveler to St Barths.

A French Caribbean: St Barthélemy and Guanahani Resort & Spa

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
Katherine Brodsky

There's something different about St. Bart's than any other Island in the Caribbean. Part of the French West Indies, it feels much more as if you're in France, but if France happened to be an Island.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

I Want My Daughters Back!

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Some people claim that God created teenagers so parents wouldn't die of utter despair when their formerly adorable children left the nest and toddled off to college. But what if your teenagers are not insufferable? What if they're sweet, affectionate and pleasant to be around? What then?

VIDEO: Vieques' Historic Malecon, a Walking Tour of a "Perfect Tropical Harbor"

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.02.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at3.15.58PM.jpg We toured historic Malecon in Esperanza, the sleepy tourist town on the south coast of Vieques, the "perfect tropical harbor."

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

Re-Introducing Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women of African Descent

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

a groundbreaking study in July came out titled "Black Lesbians Matter" examining the unique experiences, perspectives, and priorities of the Black LBT community, and sadly little is known about it.

Haiti: Double Tragedy

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

I visited Haiti just before Christmas with Nik Win Myint from the WDR team. I talked to community groups in some of the slums that have been most rava...

Father's Day: Sole Survivor Of A Plane Crash At 11 Grows Up To Teach His Son To Face His Fears

Norman Ollestad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Norman Ollestad

At age eleven, I was in a plane crash with my father, his girlfriend, and the pilot of our chartered Cessna. By the end of the nine-hour ordeal, after clawing down steep, icy terrain, I was the only survivor.