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Travel to the Caribbean

On Jamaica: Harry Belafonte Meets the Rivers of Babylon

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.21.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's "Sing-Along Night" at one of the posh resort hotels in Port Antonio on the northeast beaches of Jamaica. Guests are wearing funny hats while they...

This Has Got To Be The Most Beautiful Island In The Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Mountaintop resort on St. Lucia. Photo courtesy of Jade Mountain. No one is really sure how the southern Caribbean island of St. Lucia got its name...

Peppy Merengue Sets the Pace in the Dominican Republic

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Replicas of merengue dancers in a hotel lobby in the Dominican Republic. You've booked a vacation in the Caribbean, and you just can't wait to flake ...

Argh: When Pirates Ruled the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The music swells, the pirates - the good guys in the movie - let out a great hurrah and Captain Blood (Errol Flynn) gives us a boyishly handsome grin ...

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

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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.

Jerusalem Comes to Jamaica

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Legends of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba live on, as do tales of the hoopoe bird.

The Spanish Main: Tales of the Union Jack, the Fleur-de-Lis and the Jolly Roger

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?

Saintly Sagas of the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Check out a map of the Caribbean and you'll find a dozen or so islands named after saints. That's because Columbus was fond of matching up the day he came across a new island with the feast days of the various saints.

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.

St. Ursula And The Virgins Of The Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Bob Schulman

Christopher Columbus was cruising around the eastern Caribbean in 1493 when he spotted a bunch of islands so pristine he named the lovely dots in the blue-green waters "Las Virgenes."

Gettin' Hip to Caribbean Music

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You've booked a vacation in the Caribbean, and you just can't wait to dance the night away. But unless you're going to Jamaica, you might be shaking your booty to another kind of West Indian music besides reggae.