Cheapest Places to Travel to from Barbados

The cost of travel in the Caribbean is prohibitive. We all know this. Back in April when I covered the launch of the CaribSKY alliance in Guadeloupe, LIAT’s CEO Julie Reifer-Jones pointed out that taxes were a huge contributing factor. Still, flights don’t have to break the bank. You will not get $9.99 fares or…

Why Airbnb Is Now My First Choice For Accommodation

On my recent trip to Tampa and Miami, I stayed in three Airbnb listings. In all three instances, I stayed in private rooms in homes occupied by their owners. Years ago I wouldn’t have done that. When I first started travelling I thought hotels were the way to go. However, when I determined that I…

Tampa Bay CityPASS: Is It Worth the Money?

As I did my research for my trip to Tampa, Florida, the CityPASS kept popping up. Now we all know that very often we come across deals that aren’t really deals. On the surface, it appears that you’re saving money but when you actually do the math, that isn’t the case. The Tampa Bay CityPASS…

8 Caribbean Countries Still Welcoming Visitors

With all the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria so far this hurricane season, it may seem like the Caribbean is off limits. It’s not. While some islands have been dealt catastrophic blows and it will be some time before commercial flights and cruise ships return, other islands received limited damage or no damage…

5 Reasons Why Free Walking Tours Are A Great Idea

I’ve really become a fan of free walking tours. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, basically you the customer get to decide what the tour is worth at the end. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, basically the customer gets to decide what the tour is worth at the end. You can use what other…

5 Ways to Make Connections When Travelling Solo

In an earlier post I talked about why I believe everyone should take at least one solo trip in their lifetime. If you’ve never done it, you may think it means you’ll be constantly alone with no one to talk to. The truth is you’ll hardly be truly alone except for when you carve out…

5 Reasons to Try Solo Travel

A little while back a friend told me she was contemplating a solo trip to a Caribbean island. As I answered her questions about my experience in various islands, accommodation options and which flights would be cheapest, I got excited that she was planning such a trip. I love travelling alone and I think everybody…