Reflections on CARIFESTA + 4 Tips for Making the Most of Your Experience

When we think about the things that bring the Caribbean together, we often talk about West Indies cricket, the University of the West Indies and CSME. Rarely do we mention CARIFESTA. Granted, it’s not a permanent institution like the others on the list and its staging has been somewhat sporadic since it started in 1972….

What to Expect When You Go Parasailing for the First Time

Parasailing – I’d never really considered doing it but when the idea got into my head, there was no getting rid of it. I was preparing for a trip to Key West ahead of my 30th birthday and I somehow decided parasailing would a fun new thing to try.  I like going on the water…

A Review of NYAH, Key West

If you’ve ever looked at the cost of accommodation in Key West, Florida, you’ll know hotels and Airbnbs are not cheap. That’s why I booked two nights at NYAH during my last trip. NYAH stands for Not Your Average Hotel. It is built around the concept of “building your own room” or choosing the number…

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…