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Adult Playtime: 3 Reasons to Treat Yourself, Aruba (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Whoever said happiness is a journey, and not a destination, clearly hadn't been to Aruba.

Yemanja: Feeding A Dream In The Carribean

Dark Rye | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Just try a Vampira -- tequila, tomato, and some secrets even Bloody Mary wants to know -- and see if you ever want to go home again.

Jacqueline Bishop Talks About Writing Across the Diaspora

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

The River's Song is Jacqueline Bishop's first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul.

Human Rights and Tourism: Why I Will Not Visit the Dominican Republic

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.

Richard Branson: I Didn't Leave The U.K. For Tax Reasons

CNBC | Reporting by Deirdre Wang Morris, writing by Holly Ellyatt | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

U.K. billionaire Richard Branson has mounted a swift online defense of his decision to live on his private Caribbean island retreat, claiming he was n...

Queer People Don't Need to Be Understood

Collette Brown | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Collette Brown

Let's dive into it: We all know someone who is gay. And if not, you know someone who knows someone who is gay. And let's face it: According to popul...

Jammin' the Wind in the Grenadine Islands

Don Mankin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Don Mankin

The deck surged beneath my bare feet as the boat powered through the swells, and the music of the lines vibrating in the wind filled my ears. As the days unfolded, I melted. Everything felt looser -- my clothes, my limbs, my mind.

10 Things to Explore in St. Barths

Kristin Braswell | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Kristin Braswell

St Barths is an ideal island for anyone looking to splurge on a little piece of Caribbean paradise mixed with European style. Here are 10 things you must do if you are first-time traveler to St Barths.

A French Caribbean: St Barthélemy and Guanahani Resort & Spa

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
Katherine Brodsky

There's something different about St. Bart's than any other Island in the Caribbean. Part of the French West Indies, it feels much more as if you're in France, but if France happened to be an Island.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

More Drugs In The Caribbean

AP | Posted 04.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A top U.S. State Department official says the Caribbean will likely see a surge in drug trafficking activity by 2015 as opera...

I Want My Daughters Back!

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Some people claim that God created teenagers so parents wouldn't die of utter despair when their formerly adorable children left the nest and toddled off to college. But what if your teenagers are not insufferable? What if they're sweet, affectionate and pleasant to be around? What then?

VIDEO: Vieques' Historic Malecon, a Walking Tour of a "Perfect Tropical Harbor"

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.02.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at3.15.58PM.jpg We toured historic Malecon in Esperanza, the sleepy tourist town on the south coast of Vieques, the "perfect tropical harbor."

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

Re-Introducing Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women of African Descent

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

a groundbreaking study in July came out titled "Black Lesbians Matter" examining the unique experiences, perspectives, and priorities of the Black LBT community, and sadly little is known about it.

Haiti: Double Tragedy

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

I visited Haiti just before Christmas with Nik Win Myint from the WDR team. I talked to community groups in some of the slums that have been most rava...

Father's Day: Sole Survivor Of A Plane Crash At 11 Grows Up To Teach His Son To Face His Fears

Norman Ollestad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Norman Ollestad

At age eleven, I was in a plane crash with my father, his girlfriend, and the pilot of our chartered Cessna. By the end of the nine-hour ordeal, after clawing down steep, icy terrain, I was the only survivor.

Haiti Offers Opportunity to Begin New Era for U.S. Foreign Assistance

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Samuel A. Worthington

The end goal should be a new era for foreign assistance; one that does not rely on Cold War-era rationales. Still, though, the window to enact lasting change is closing.

Rudolph Elmer: Julius Baer Whistleblower Speaks Out On Swiss Banks And Offshore Tax Havens

nytimes.com | LYNNLEY BROWNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

[Rudolph] Elmer, who ran the Caribbean operations of the Swiss bank Julius Baer for eight years until he was dismissed in 2002, moved to Mauritius in ...

Countries Billionaires Could Buy: Forbes

forbes.com | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Castles in France. Islands in the Caribbean. Private jets. With a collective $1.27 trillion at their disposal, the members of The Forbes 400 could buy...

Chavez Aids Antigua After Stanford Fraud Scandal

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The tiny Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda, still reeling from the fraud scandal surrounding Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, on Thursday found ...

Will Obama Retreat on Democracy?

Ted Piccone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

Obama needs to lead by example by implementing human rights reforms at home and by reminding colleagues they share a responsibility to follow universal democratic standards.

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...

Haiti: Aristide, Ex-Rebel Barred From Senate Elections

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's electoral council has barred members of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's popular political party from r...

A Post-Thanksgiving Cornucopia: World AIDS Day, The Birth of (RED)WIRE, Milk and Prop 8

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new online digital magazine (RED)WIRE will sponsor a series of unique performances by artists such as U2 and Sheryl Crow, in its bid to help fight AIDS.