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US Government Eases Cuba Travel Restrictions
Caribbean

US Government Eases Cuba Travel Restrictions

In what may be the first step toward lifting restrictions for all Americans, Congress passed a law this week relaxing travel rules to Cuba and easing the importation of certain… Read More…

Personal Picks: Assistant Travel Editor Jane Engle
Africa / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Europe / USA

Personal Picks: Assistant Travel Editor Jane Engle

As the travel industry continues to reel from the economic meltdown, the influx of deals may actually change the way we travel. Destinations that may not have been on our… Read More…

Antigua Renames its Highest Mountain in Honor of Obama
Caribbean

Antigua Renames its Highest Mountain in Honor of Obama

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean nation of Antigua announced yesterday that the country’s tallest peak would be renamed Mount Obama in honor of the new American President. The erstwhile… Read More…

Green All Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean Make For Interesting Vacation
Caribbean / Family/Kids Travel

Green All Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean Make For Interesting Vacation

A green all-inclusive? Like unicorns and the tooth fairy, Virtuous Traveler Leslie Garrett wanted to believe they existed, but needed proof. Almond Beach Resorts provided it … though she had… Read More…

Great Spring Break Alternatives
Budget Travel / Caribbean / Destinations / Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Student Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools

Great Spring Break Alternatives

Ah, the beer-soaked, time-honored ritual of spring break. A time when normally serious college students head out of town for a bit of relaxation and perhaps a touch of debauchery…. Read More…

Hurricane Guarantees and “Hurricane-Free” Islands
Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Natural Disasters / Travel Insurance

Hurricane Guarantees and “Hurricane-Free” Islands

When subtropical storm Andrea became the first named storm of the hurricane season–about three weeks before the official hurricane season begins June 1–it raised concerns among many in hurricane-prone areas… Read More…