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How to Do Barbados Crop Over Like a Local

Tara Donaldson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Tara Donaldson

At Crop Over, the island's summer festival, Barbadian culture comes alive for eight weeks in an earnest exhibition of color, calypso, cuisine and costumes. This year, the festival ended Aug. 4, but locals are already anticipating next year's revelries.

We Need a Marshall Plan for Clean Energy in the Caribbean

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Unlike an industrial powerhouse like Germany, for example, few Caribbean countries are in a position to fully exploit their renewable energy potential.

Beyond Beliefs: The International Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

For the past week and a half, I've been traveling the rural island of Barbados teaching primary and secondary school students vital lessons on how to stay safe.

Why Tiny Barbados Is Beating Us on the Road to Green Energy

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Are we to believe that a country which sent a man to the moon and created the Internet can't figure out how to integrate alternative power sources into the power grid?

Meet the Caribbean Island With Multiple Personalities

Cruiseline.com | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Not only can you enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at Sandy Lane, the country's most posh resort, but you can also jam with locals at Oistins, the popular street party/fish fry.

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.

How to Travel Like a Local in Barbados

Travelzoo | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

When I say Barbados, I probably don't need to tell you about the dozens of white-sand beaches, the friendly Bajans, the rum. I'll leave you to the guidebooks for more factoids and instead tell you what I wish someone told me before my first stay on island.

Strong Earthquake Shakes Barbados

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing n...

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.

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 MissTravel.com h...

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

Where Celebrities Go On Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

You've clocked two months of solid work since Christmas break and it's time for another escape.

PHOTOS: The Caribbean's Hidden Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Oyster

There's nothing quite like the sense of discovery one feels when arriving at a hidden gem hotel -- a truly special spot that is intimate, remote, underrated or all of the above.

Cruising The Off-Beat Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Several passengers head off to the Cays' iconic Horseshoe Reef, a long, shallow strip of coral known as one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

This Is Not An Infinity Pool...

Oyster | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels aren't always pursuing truth in advertising.

No Matter What Else You Read or Hear, Vacationing in Barbados Can Be Serene, Darlings

Liz Smith | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

The day I landed from beautiful sunny Barbados, I picked up Page Six in frozen New York to read all about fantastic lurid carryings-on in St. Barts. Celebrities and VIPs evidently had a high old, wild old time there.

10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012

Josef Woodman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

There's now plenty of global choice: At the close of 2012, more than 350 international hospitals have been awarded JCI accreditation, offering nearly any type of medical procedure to patients seeking access to lower-priced medical care without compromising quality.

Rihanna Belts One Out For Barbados

Posted 01.02.2013 | Travel

Rihanna really wants you to go to Barbados. The "Diamonds" singer is back as a tourism ambassador for her home country with sexy new ads for the C...

LOOK: The Best Luxury Hotels In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've compiled a list of our favorite luxury hotels in the Caribbean so you can start planning what to do after your New Year's resolution of winning the lottery comes true.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

Toronto's Lights Are Brightest Downtown

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the chopper returns, you'll get gorgeous views of the Toronto Islands, the largest urban car-free community in North America and perhaps Toronto's best geographical treasure.

PHOTOS: The Royal Family's Favorite Hotels

Oyster | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel
Oyster

If there's one thing we've learned this summer it's that the Brits are classy. From the Diamond Jubilee to the ongoing Olympic games, it's clear that Her Royal Majesty recognizes true luxury when she sees it.

PHOTOS: 10 Great Spots To Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Oyster

There's really nothing more English than afternoon tea, and so in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this June, we've rounded up some of our favorite spots to indulge -- in London and the Commonwealth.

Cinema, Surf and Turtles In Barbados

Karin Badt | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Karin Badt

We roared past Oistins, where locals lounged outside in open-air bars and cafes, and arrived at George Washington's House is a cloud of dust.