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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Caribbean Islands You Can Visit After the Hurricanes

Many of the Caribbean islands hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are now open for business again, and that includes St. Barts, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S…. Read More…

How U.S. Citizens Can Travel to Cuba
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How U.S. Citizens Can Travel to Cuba

In 2014, Barack Obama announced that he and Cuban President Raul Castro had begun the process of normalizing relations between the two countries. Part of that agreement included lifting some… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Hotel With A Past: The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

It’s only ninety square miles, but St. Croix is a world away from most other Caribbean islands. Only 50,000 people live there, but it’s full of history. While visiting, we… Read More…

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors
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Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors

The 2017 hurricane season was devastating in the Caribbean, but not all islands were touched. The storms had little or no effect on Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia. The Florida Keys… Read More…

Caribbean Hotels Open for the Holidays
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Caribbean Hotels Open for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and plans are being made for winter getaways. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found hotels in Florida and across the Caribbean that have reopened after… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Visiting Cuba Right Now

It took decades, but the first U.S.-based cruise ship has now sailed to Cuba. Many more cruises are about to embark to the once-forbidden island nation. This fall, U.S. airlines… Read More…

Discovering Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Surprising “Second City”
Caribbean / Culinary Travel

Discovering Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Surprising “Second City”

The laid-back allure of Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Caribbean city, draws local vacationers to the island’s South Coast during holidays. But many mainland tourists overlook the colonial charms and cultural riches… Read More…

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them
Caribbean / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America / USA

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them

With the abundance of technology, it can be hard to get children to spend time outdoors. In addition to letting her son play Minecraft, mother and contributing writer Margot Black schedules time for… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Open Up Travel to Cuba

While the door is opening to Cuba, the election of Donald Trump and the fear that he might reimpose travel restrictions to the island nation may have resulted in the… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visiting Cuba Legally

Just about every U.S. airline is now flying to Cuba. They’re not just flying to Havana, but to eight other cities on the island nation. Inaugural fares run about $200… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Consider Before Traveling to Cuba

The race is on for American travel to Cuba. The first commercially scheduled service in nearly 60 years by a U.S. airline—JetBlue—is the first of what will soon be as… Read More…

Myths About Cuba Travel Debunked
Caribbean

Myths About Cuba Travel Debunked

As tensions ease between Cuba and the U.S., more and more Americans are booking trips to the island nation. But many Americans have preconceived notions about Cuba—and some of those… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Future of Travel to Cuba for Americans

More and more Americans are now going to Cuba. There’s already one U.S.-based cruise ship—the Adonia—sailing there. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded six airlines the ability to begin… Read More…

Like A Local: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Like A Local: San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you want to see Puerto Rico, chances are you’re going to start in San Juan—specifically, Old San Juan. Old San Juan is only seven blocks from the port, and… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico
Caribbean / Hotels & Accommodations / Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

Are you thinking of staying at an all-inclusive beach resort? While most include perks beyond an average hotel stay, some all-inclusive resorts are not as inclusive as you might think…. Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Who Is Actually Traveling to Cuba Right Now?

Are you thinking about going to Cuba? The once forbidden destination now tops the list for many travelers as a go-to destination. Six decades of pent-up interest and curiosity seem… Read More…

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Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting the Caribbean During the Off Season

It’s now time to anticipate—and then celebrate—the off season as well as the storm season, especially in the Caribbean. Think June through October, and then book accordingly. Yes, the thermometer… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Regulations for US Travel to Cuba

Recently, on the eve of President Obama’s trip to Cuba, the administration changed the travel rules for Cuba again. Until now, Americans have been allowed to travel to Cuba and… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring
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Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compago want you to go somewhere you haven’t been or perhaps haven’t even thought about before. After hunting high and low for… Read More…