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Voluntourism Spotlight: Give & Surf in Panama
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Voluntourism / Water sports

Voluntourism Spotlight: Give & Surf in Panama

If surfing is your ideal summer vacation, you can up your game this summer by combing surfing with volunteering. It all comes together in the surfing mecca of Bocas del… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Americans Can Visit Cuba, Myanmar & More
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Americans Can Visit Cuba, Myanmar & More

Think there are places in the world that you can’t visit? You might be surprised to learn about the countries that welcome American travelers—if you do it the right way…. Read More…

Daily Deal: Summer Savings on Cuba Tours
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Daily Deals / Travel Deals

Daily Deal: Summer Savings on Cuba Tours

Let’s face it, were you a little bit jealous when you saw Jay-Z and Beyonce on the beach in Cuba? Well, you now can travel there legally with a tour… Read More…

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Caribbean / Culture

How to Travel to Cuba Legally

Cuba is now in the spotlight after rapper Jay-Z surprised his wife Beyonce with a trip, which he then summarized in a recent rap, “Open Letter,” which included the lyrics,… Read More…

Cuban Travel Takes a Step in the Right Direction
Caribbean / Travel News

Cuban Travel Takes a Step in the Right Direction

Cubans celebrated the first day of migration reform on Monday by lining up outside embassies and travel agencies with high hopes to travel. With the reform, Cuban citizens will have… Read More…

2013 Caribbean Hotspot: 5 Surprises in Martinique
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Culinary Travel / Culture / Travel News

2013 Caribbean Hotspot: 5 Surprises in Martinique

Every Caribbean island has its own specialty, and we’re talking a lot more than just beaches.  Discover the “real” Martinique with Courtney Crockett, who was surprised by her visit to… Read More…

2013 Caribbean Hotspots: Adventures in Antigua
Caribbean

2013 Caribbean Hotspots: Adventures in Antigua

There are the laid-back Caribbean vacations that involve nothing more than a beach chair and a tropical drink. But Irvina Lew traveled to the island of Antigua in search of… Read More…

Ready for 12.21.12? Mundo Maya Gears Up for New Cycle
Caribbean / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Mexico & Central America / Travel News

Ready for 12.21.12? Mundo Maya Gears Up for New Cycle

If you follow the Maya prophesy, 12/21/12 is supposed to be the end of the world as we know it. Michelle da Silva Richmond heads off the tourist path on… Read More…

Daily Deal: 2-for-1 Fares For National Cruise Vacation Week
Caribbean / Cruise Travel / Daily Deals / Europe / Travel Deals

Daily Deal: 2-for-1 Fares For National Cruise Vacation Week

It’s National Cruise Vacation Week, which means member agencies of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) are offering discounts and perks when you book through October 27, 2012. In celebration of… Read More…

Cuba Travel Update: Renewed Licenses for People to People Operators
Caribbean / Cultural Immersion / Travel News

Cuba Travel Update: Renewed Licenses for People to People Operators

A month ago Peter interviewed Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press on what looked to be the end of “people-to-people” trips to Cuba as a result of the sudden… Read More…

6 Off-Season Island Travel Ideas: Forget the Crowds & Save
Australia & New Zealand / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Destinations / Eco Travel / Romantic Travel / Travel News

6 Off-Season Island Travel Ideas: Forget the Crowds & Save

Is Bali on your bucket list? What about the Galapagos Islands? We’re heading into the off season for many popular islands and contributor Laura Hubber has put together a guide… Read More…

Is this the End of People to People Travel to Cuba?
Caribbean / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Travel News / Travel Safety

Is this the End of People to People Travel to Cuba?

When restrictions were relaxed, the rise in Americans traveling to the Caribbean island was well-reported. But is all that coming to an end? Peter sat down with the Detroit Free Press… Read More…

Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Travel: Turks and Caicos
Caribbean / Romantic Travel / Videos / Weddings & Honeymoons

Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Travel: Turks and Caicos

Every year, thousands of newly engaged couples consider a destination wedding. Not surprisingly, the Caribbean is always a popular pick, especially when you factor in flight times from much of… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos–The Complete Island Adventure
Caribbean / Culinary Travel / Destinations / Eco Travel / Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos / Videos / Voluntourism

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos–The Complete Island Adventure

For the past three weeks, we have been teasing you with videos snapshots of Peter’s Hidden Gems adventures on Turks & Caicos, one of the last outposts in the Caribbean… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Conch and Cuisine
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Culinary Travel / Destinations / Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos / Restaurants / Videos

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Conch and Cuisine

Every Caribbean island is known for its special “thing.” In Grenada it’s spices. In Jamaica, it’s reggae and jerk. In the Turks & Caicos, they’ve got something really special: the… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Naturally Beautiful
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Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Naturally Beautiful

Every Caribbean island claims to have pristine beaches and natural beauty, but Turks & Caicos is one of those places that has experiences you can’t find anywhere else in the… Read More…

Travel Deals: Pre-September Savings
Beach Vacations / Budget Travel / California / Caribbean / Destinations / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Pre-September Savings

Who wants summer to end? From now through the end of September, summer travelers have their run of perks and promotions including flash sales, half off specials, food and wine… Read More…

Market Report: Chef Xavier Ribot in St. Lucia’s Castries Market
Caribbean / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Restaurants / Videos

Market Report: Chef Xavier Ribot in St. Lucia’s Castries Market

Right now is Carnival in St. Lucia and from food to music we’re reporting on a local’s experience of the island festival. Watch as Jordan Whitley heads to the market… Read More…