5 Essential Places to Visit in Cuba

Ever since December when there were public comments by the government about potentially lifting the 50-year embargo on Cuba, people have been asking me non-stop about Cuba. Is it safe to go to Cuba? What’s it like in Cuba? Is everything going to change once Americans are allowed to go to Cuba? How can you […]

Americans Should Manage Expectations on Havana

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’ve no doubt heard that the US is and will be curbing travel restrictions to Cuba and may soon end the trade embargo that has existed for 50+ years. I get asked constantly about Havana and Cuba in general. Everyone is so […]

A Culinary Tour of Grand Bahama Island

I was invited to do a culinary tour of Grand Bahama Island and I couldn’t pass up the chance to see the best of what the island had to offer. I had never been to Grand Bahama so I was also interested in seeing how it measured up to other Bahamian islands I’ve visited like […]

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: What It’s Really Like

I went to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) with no expectations, no preconceived notions and an open mind. Of course, I had heard all the criticisms, opinions, and negative media coverage but as always, I wanted to see it for myself and form my own opinion. So after five days on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, […]

The Best of Bermuda

Bermuda is simply put, one of the best islands in the world. That said, the best of Bermuda is obviously something that is different for each person as every person has a different experience. However, after two great visits to Bermuda I believe I have a pretty good feel for the best of Bermuda…or at […]

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas

Eleuthera is a tough word to spell and almost as tough to pronounce but don’t hold the tongue twisting against it! Eleuthera is an island of the Bahamas about 50 miles east of Nassau, the capital. It is a pretty long and thin island; about 110 miles long by only a mile wide. Three airports […]

A Day on Harbour Island

Ahhhh the Bahamas. I love the name Bahamas, it just sounds like it should be in the Caribbean. It just sounds colorful, tropical, and full of life with amazing beaches. That’s pretty much accurate too! The Bahamas are made up of hundreds of islands spread out over a pretty vast area not too far off […]

Club Med Turkoise

So for my last country in the Caribbean I decided to check out my first Club Med. The Club Med Turkoise had been highly recommended by several friends. In fact, I have two friends that actually met their future wives there. I certainly was not looking for wedded bliss or anything of the sort but […]

La Republica Dominicana

The island of Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Caribbean behind only Cuba. The island is one of only two islands in the Caribbean broken up into different countries or administrative regions-the other is St. Martin/St. Maarten. Hispaniola is of course made up of Haiti and its much larger neighbor, the Dominican Republic. […]

24 Hours in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

After a warm up night of Creole food and voodoo in the French Quarter of New Orleans because of a forced layover we made our way down to Port-Au-Prince (PAP), Haiti after an American Airlines connection in Miami. At the International airport in PAP, we were greeted by the usual Caribbean steel drum band except […]