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Travel Tips and Photo Diary: Curacao Edition

Nana Meriwether | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Nana Meriwether

Where there is complexity there is depth, and in my week long trip to Curacao, I took pleasure in peeling away the many layers that make this autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands just plain beautiful.

Aruba, where the tourist is king : Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.12.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

In search of reasonable digs in Aruba - relatively speaking, that is, at about $85 a night - I've found an establishment that is clean but near waste ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Curacao For a Little Magic in the Dutch Caribbean

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Rain falls on me and then stops. It starts again 15 minutes later and along with several other locals, I huddle beneath one of the shop awnings - they all seem to have one as if they prepared for the frequent rain spurts a century ago when some of these shops were likely built.

The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

Thrillist | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel

While the world has a lot of beautiful beach resorts where sunscreen's more important than pants, they -- like their naked guests -- come in all shapes and sizes.

Curaçao Hosts Its 2nd Annual Pride Celebration

Jenny Block | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

It's pretty exciting. Even a small island in the Caribbean is hosting its very own Pride event. Which island? Curacao.

5 Reasons Why Curacao Needs To Be On Your LGBT Travel Radar

Amy Hubbard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Hubbard

We're not sure about you, but we could get used to always smiling at strangers and never wearing anything more formal than Bermuda shorts.

A Jump in the Sea

Sofia Maldonado | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Sofia Maldonado

Ten artists speak one language. It is Caribbean. It is Contemporary. It is World-art. It is the voice of an emerging generation of artists that speak a universal language independently of our Caribbean heritage.

4 Cocktails for Tax Day

Imbibe | Posted 04.15.2013 | Taste

Today is Tax Day, and we think that calls for a drink.

Police Arrest 3 In Multimillion Dollar Gold Bar Heist

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Police in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao have arrested seven suspects in connection with the recent heist of 70 gol...

Police Have 'New Leads' In $11.5M Gold Heist

AP | KAREN ATTIAH and BERT WILKINSON | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Police in Curacao said Saturday that they have several leads following a brazen heist in which gunmen pretending to be pol...

Masked Men Steal $11.5 Million In Gold From Boat

AP | KAREN ATTIAH | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Masked men in jackets emblazoned with the word "police" boarded a fishing boat Friday in Curacao and stole 70 gold bars wo...

Future of Film: What Is a Movie's Sell-By Date?

Tribeca | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment

What is a movie's sell-by date? Studios give tremendous care to the timing of a release date, taking into account competitive films, holidays, market analysis, and executive instincts above my paygrade.

Oil Spill Fouls Curacao Shore, Threatens Flamingos

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An extensive fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in a nature preserve in Cur...

Where You Can Travel Like 'The Bachelorette'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Travel

Sunday's finale of "The Bachelorette" revealed many truths about Emily Maynard, but one constant last night was the terrific scenery on the island of ...

18 Crazy Quotes From The Latest Episode Of 'The Bacherlorette'

Natasha Burton | Posted 09.09.2012 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Unlike the hormone-fueled, bad decision-filled overnight dates of the past, this episode was light on steamy hut-tub scenes and heavy on promoting adult abstinence. (Emily's got a kid at home, people!)

Classic Caribbean Cooking In Curacao

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

Most Sundays you'll find us playing host to some of our favorite foodie friends, but this week we took a turn as guest, pulling up a chair to chef Ang...

Note To Self: It's Cinco De Mayo, Write About Tequila

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Here's a quick little shout-out to some of the best tequilas and related products I've had the pleasure to sample over the last year.

Chilling In Curacao: What You Should Know

Fathom | Andrew Essex | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel

Just back from: Curaçao What's the #1 tip you'd give a friend who wanted to go? The Dutch were good administrators and flawed colonialists, and th...

Planning A Cruise On The Holland America Zuiderdam? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

The Holland America Zuiderdam is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all...

Medical Student Stabbed In Dorm, Allegedly By Fellow Student

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 09.26.2011 | College

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Dubai man has been charged with killing a medical school classmate from New Jersey and is being held under psychiatric...

Good Sportsmanship: Boys of Summer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Nothing beats a heat wave quite like a good old-fashioned baseball movie. Follow these Boys of Summer as they make their way from the sunny Caribbean to the Little League Championships in Williamsport, PA.

Curacao: A Hidden Secret, But Not for Long

Lauren DiMarco | Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel
Lauren DiMarco

Dear Curacao, Masha danki for the wonderful time on your picturesque Caribbean island! I thought it was high time to write and let you know how much I enjoyed exploring all that you have to offer your visitors.