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Your Hunger Games Vacation (Peeta Not Included)

Oyster | Posted 11.20.2014 | Travel
Oyster

All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!

The Best Resorts & Hotels In The Caribbean

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

For your next Caribbean vacation, mix a luxurious resort with Instagram-worthy ocean views, and a destination that offers not only tropical bliss--pal...

5 Best Grand Cayman Beaches

P. Andrew Och | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
P. Andrew Och

Grand Cayman is a British Territory south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. The Island is part of three landmasses that also include Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Grand Cayman is about 76 square miles and boasts over 1.7 million visitors a year.

Five Sun-Drenched Caribbean Islands To Visit This Winter

MiniTime | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Covered in rainforests, dotted with volcanoes, bursting with wildlife and waterfalls, all surrounded by endless white sand beaches, the Caribbean islands are a favorite destination for families with kids of all ages and interests.

Rain on Your Wedding Day: A True Life Story of Having to Execute 'Plan B' Twice Last Weekend

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every wedding should have a "Plan B" for inclement weather. Unless your wedding ceremony, cocktails and reception are all planned to be held entirely inside, you just can't risk not having alternative arrangements in place should Mother Nature decide to play a dirty trick on your wedding day.

What Is Caribbean Cuisine?

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

It's hard to beat the fresh, spicy and flavorful dishes of the Caribbean.

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.

Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

Oyster | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.

Whose Parish Is It Anyway? Churches Face Delicate Balance in Meeting Needs of Ethnic Ministries

David Briggs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A phenomenon of Mass mobs, where large groups of suburbanites worship in the city on a given Sunday, is shining new light for a day on urban parishes that are dwindling or, in some cases, have been closed.

Hurricane Gonzalo Pounds Bermuda With Fierce Winds

AP | JOSH BALL and DANICA COTO | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward the tiny British territory of Bermuda as residents braced for damaging winds and l...

Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

15 Jaw-Dropping Caribbean Hotels

Fodor's | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the worl...

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

JustLuxe | Posted 10.03.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

First thing is the country's weather and topography. Unlike its neighboring islands, Aruba's terrain is rugged and rocky on the northeast coast, closely resembling a desert-like climate and less like the tropical paradise you may expect.

Fabulous Caribbean Deals To Keep The Summer Going

MiniTime | Posted 09.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

he Caribbean islands offer many family-friendly opportunities to spend a fantastic time with kids in idyllic settings, with the selected resorts featuring great activities and superb amenities.

St. Kitts Sets the Bar for Caribbean Music Festivals

Richard Powell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Richard Powell

The 18th St. Kitts Music Festival has brought together some of the best-known Caribbean and International artists - including Kelly Rowland and Beenie...

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

5 Always-Sunny Destinations to Chase Summer and Avoid Autumn

JustLuxe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

There are some that count down the days until autumn, snatching up sweaters and cardigans, scouring Frye's new line of boots and eagerly awaiting the return of pumpkin spiced lattes (signifying that fall is close behind).

Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

Which Tropical Island Is Right for You?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Scattered through the seven seas, these seductive islands are the perfect example of everything there's to love about tropical life.

Hurricane Watch: Eyeing Little Big Storm

Diana Fasanella | Posted 10.25.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Every summer during the height of Florida's hurricane season, I wonder. I wonder if predictions of tropical quietude or cyclonic upheaval will validate meteorologists' year-to-year models, the computer-generated guesses I've dubbed "Little Big Storms."

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Barbuda Sets a New Standard for Marine Protection in the Caribbean

Amber Jackson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Earlier this week the Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean-management regulations that zone the coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish a network of marine sanctuaries.

A 'Little Summer' in Costa Rica

Travelzoo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

The period of reprieve from the rain, lasting only a few weeks, can occur sometime between July and August -- a time when prices at the hotels and resorts can be as much as half off the cost of staying later in the year.