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…

Around St Lucia with Real St Lucia Tours

Another year, another visit to St Lucia. This was my fifth time and I planned to mostly take it easy and chill on the beach with a book. As it turned out, I still ended up taking a tour since I was travelling with my friend Marsha and she wanted to do things. Also, I can’t…

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…

Is Bequia Really The Perfect Caribbean Island?

Lonely Planet calls Bequia “the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines”. Fred Mawer described it as “almost perfect” in the Telegraph and just last month travel experts Kuoni named it as one of the top 20 best-kept travel secrets in the world. Usually, I would write these off as hyperbole but having spent just a…

From Forts to Flamingos: My 2016 Travel Recap

I had a variety of travel experiences in 2016.  In February I took my first cruise on the Carnival Liberty which sailed round trip from Barbados to St Lucia, St Kitts, St Maarten/St Martin, Puerto Rico and St Thomas. I had an off-road buggy experience in St Lucia and visited the famous Maho and Orient…

St Lucia Highlights in One Day

As great as The BodyHoliday was, I was eager to get off property and explore St Lucia. I signed up for the Piton Nature Walk tour since I wanted to take in the island’s famed picturesque views without doing anything too strenuous. This is an excellent itinerary if you only have one day to explore the island….

Review: The BodyHoliday St Lucia

It was a sweltering Friday morning as I made my way from an Introduction to Archery class that was way more gruelling than I thought it would be. It was the third day of my stay at the idyllic BodyHoliday on St Lucia’s north coast and I strolled around the Coubaril Valley area of the…

Jungle Bay Resort: A tale of love, loss and lessons

This is the story of how I fell head over heels in love with a country, its people and its way of life. It’s the story of how something amazing can disappear in the space of a few hours. It’s also the story of memories and how they can last a lifetime even when tangible…