My SPG Amex trip to St. John, US Virgin Islands

My very first partner was The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express 5 years ago. Since then I have been called an SPG Amex Star or an Amex Ambassador. It’s one of my most valued partnerships and I love the card! I literally use it every single day. I actually have 3 SPG […]

I Want to Visit Barbados Again

This is a sponsored post I have wanted to visit Barbados again for a while. I was there back in 2008 for just a day on the only cruise I’ve ever taken and I know there is so much more to see. World-class beaches, hotels, rum distilleries, cricket and botanical gardens-Barbados offers a lot to […]

San Juan Sizzles

San Juan doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Most people use it as a transit stop coming or going from a cruise or a flight. The city itself is hardly given a look aside from the compulsory Old San Juan meandering from the nearby cruise ship dock. The most cosmopolitan city in the Caribbean is […]

St. Martin and Anguilla

The island of St. Martin is divided between two nations, Dutch (St. Maarten) and French (St. Martin). The French side is where I stayed in a place called Grand Case Beach at a hotel called L’esplanade which was very good and the people were very helpful and friendly. The French side is way more islandy […]

The Scoop on Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an overseas French territory much like it’s sister island Martinique. However, Guadeloupe is clearly the ugly twin and cannot be held in the same breath as the much nicer, classier and safer Martinique. Guadeloupe is not without some virtues of course but I have to admit after being in Martinique and having a […]

Magnifique Martinique

I first heard about Martinique when I was a kid from that old Beach Boys song, Kokomo, and I thought it sounded so exotic and cool and I knew I always wanted to go there. It didn’t disappoint. Martinique is really everything you would want in an affluent island as you cannot compare it to […]

St. Vincent and Bequia

After leaving Grenada for that early morning flight up to St. Vincent, the plane flew straight over the gorgeous and untouched Grenadine Island chain. It is a chain of mostly forgotten islands and their slogan is “the Caribbean the way it used to be”. The view from the small prop plane made me excited to […]

The Long Short Journey to Grenada

I had heard previously about airlines in the Caribbean making many and inexplicable stops in their flight itineraries. Meaning, they would say for instance, they were flying from Curacao to Grenada but failing to mention there would be three stopovers in between. I never really thought much about it, figuring people just didn’t plan properly […]

Helicopter to Montserrat

On my recent trip to the Caribbean I visited nine new countries and the highlight was undoubtably my helicopter trip to Montserrat. Montserrat is a British overseas territory located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The former capital city of Plymouth was completely destroyed and two-thirds of the island’s population forced to flee […]