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Caribbean Islands Protect the Sea Turtle

Andrea Poe | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The small island of Nevis has one of the Caribbean's most important sea turtle protection programs thanks to its dedicated army of volunteers. Whil...

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

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.

This Is The Most Wow-Inducing Landing Sight Around

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel

It's a scene you don't normally see on the beach -- airplanes coming towards land almost directly on top of sunbathers, with tourists and locals alike...

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

St. Maarten's Color Revolution 2014: A Sun-Soaked, Rum-Drenched, Caribbean Fashion Fusion Fete

Danielle James | Posted 08.03.2014 | Style
Danielle James

St. Maarten is a tasty turquoise jewel with 34 square miles of lush mountains, postcard-perfect beaches, and talent. A lot of it.

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

lf St. Barts sounds like a tropical Shangri-La, it comes pretty close. There's only one catch: it ranks among the most expensive getaways on the planet. One reason is that everything has to be shipped in, but the big reason is because the island caters to an upscale clientele.

10 Caribbean Spots You Can Still Go To Despite Hurricane Season

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel

You'd think that travelers would stay far away from the Caribbean during summer's peak hurricane season. But users of the website h...

Carnival Does It Again!

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

The Carnival Dream, currently stranded on St. Maarten thanks to a generator failure, is just the latest ship in the cruise line's fleet to be crippled by prolonged exposure to sea water.

U.S. Couple Murdered In Paradise

AP | JUDY FITZPATRICK | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — St. Maarten police on Sunday arrested a suspect in the slayings of a South Carolina couple whose slashed bodies were ...

On the Beach at Long Last

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

Extreme endurance athletes try to accomplish one monumental climb, run or swim before they tackle The Big One. To that end, I embarked yesterday morning on a 24-hour swim here at my training camp in St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

Invasive Species In St. Maarten Tainted With Toxin

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 11.25.2011 | Green

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Conservationists in St. Maarten are warning islanders not to eat lionfish after tests found a naturally occurring toxin in the fl...

Mother Back In US After Baby Died On Cruise

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The FBI says a mother whose newborn baby was found dead on the Carnival Dream cruise ship has returned to the United States. ...

Laura Dekker, Teenage Dutch Sailor, Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker said she is setting off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her yacht, the most challengin...

Where Are the West Indies?

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

The smaller islands have complained of being overlooked by Curacao, where the government was seated, while Curacao complained of being neglected by The Hague, the proverbial mother of the clan.