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Top 25 Reasons to Visit Martinique Now (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

One of the things I love about the French Caribbean island of Martinique is how it continues to surprised me with unique and affordable things to do.

From Junkanoo to Brukdown: A Booty-Shakin' Tour of the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Don't get me wrong. I love Jamaican reggae music. Ditto for its two predecessors, rocksteady and ska, and before that mento and old-time calypso. But down in the Caribbean you'll hear all kinds of other booty-shaking rhythms.

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick) | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

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.

6 Snacks You Can't Leave the Caribbean Without Tasting

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Forget the fries. When you're in the Caribbean, snacking on the go isn't about rolling up to the drive-through. Instead, grab some grub from a roadside stall or beachfront shack.

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Tropical Storm Rafael Heads Toward Bermuda

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — The outer bands of Tropical Storm Rafael drenched the Caribbean's Northern Leeward Islands on Sunday as ...

WATCH: A Fabulous French Caribbean Gem

Karen Schaler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

When I first started looking into visiting the French Caribbean island of Martinique I admit it, I was surprised.

A Dozen Sipping Rums To Challenge Your Preconceptions

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

For far too many imbibers, rum is something that comes in a bottle with a pirate on it, and should be followed by the words "and Coke." It breaks my heart, it really does.

Exotic, Affordable Martinique (Video)

Karen Schaler | Posted 07.09.2011 | Travel
Karen Schaler


Martinique: French Flair Caribbean Style (PHOTOS)

Karen Schaler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Schaler

It's almost guaranteed Martinique will surprise you in an intoxicating way, leaving you wondering what took you so long to visit this true Caribbean gem.

The Challenges of Following Up a Bestselling Novel

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

When the publisher advanced the idea of a sequel, I felt like a kid being told I could stay up and play longer. I already knew and enjoyed hanging out with the heroes.

PHOTOS: 5 Surprisingly Cultural Spring Break Trips

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

For those of us in snowy climates, a warm spring break getaway is essential to the preservation of our sanity. Have you already planned yours? If no...

Global Beat Fusion: Norah Jones and Goodness from Benin & Martinique

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Two albums have recently exploded into my inbox that are strong contenders for the "Best of" list for '09. Ironically, they are "albums" made in the '60s-'70s in lands overseas and from other time zones than Brooklyn.

Cleveland museum showcases Gauguin in Paris

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLEVELAND — Before his Tahiti paintings established him, Paul Gauguin was snubbed by the 1889 Paris world's fair. Undaunted, he and colleagues staged a rival show in a cafe, a formative time featured in an international exhibtion at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The "exhibition about an exhibition" runs from Oct. 4 through Jan. 18 and then goes to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It includes works on view by Louis Anquetin, Emile Bernard, Charles Laval and Emile Schuffenecker.

"Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889" includes more than 75 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Gauguin and his contemporaries and the first reinstallation of works from the Volpini Cafe des Arts exhibition in Paris near the new Eiffel Tower.

Many of the works haven't hung side-by-side since 1889, when Gauguin displayed his emerging postimpressionist style and began focusing on colors and themes that blossomed in his Tahiti works.

"I think when people hear the name Gauguin, they usually think Tahiti, South Seas, Polynesia, palm trees, beaches," said Heather Lemonedes, the Cleveland museum's associate curator or drawings. "But I've felt in studying Gauguin, a lot of what he was all about was kind of coming to fruition in 1889."

Letter From Paris: Yes, We Ca(e)n! In Normandy

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

Residents in Normandy towns decked their streets in U.S. and French flags in preparation for Obama's visit. Posters read "Yes, we ca(e)n," a cross between the campaign slogan and the name of a local city, Caen.

French Troops In Guadeloupe To Quell Violent Riots

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

France is sending four military police units to Guadeloupe after one person was killed during month-long riots and strikes on the French Caribbean isl...