4 reasons why Aruba is different from other islands

Popular selfie spot in front of the Renaissance Resort

Aruba is one of the best values for travelers to the islands. Located just off the coast of South America, it’s tucked away from the hurricane zone, meaning that there’s no chance of any unwanted vacation interruption. And with so many flights from US gateways to the island, it’s one of the most accessible islands. […]

18 reasons to escape winter at the Gansevoort Hotel, Turks + Caicos

The Gansevoort, Turks + Caicos

Like myself, I’m certain you’ve seen the pictures or heard the stories of a group of islands know as Turks & Caicos. After having the opportunity to pay a visit to the Gansevoort Hotel, Turks + Caicos, all I can say is this: It’s even better that you’ve imagined. The Gansevoort Hotel, Turks & Caicos […]

Flying Fish, Grand Bahama: The island’s best restaurant?

Flying Fish

When it comes to the Caribbean, gourmet dining is not necessarily at the forefront of the mind. But visitors to Grand Bahama Island are in for a treat dining at Flying Fish, perhaps the island’s best restaurant, adjacent to Pelican Bay Hotel. In November, the restaurant invited several award-winning chefs from across the Caribbean to showcase […]

6 Reasons to Stay at Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort & Spa

Grand Cayman paradise

Now that it’s cold across much of the US, it’s clearly a perfect time to talk about warm weather and the tropical island paradise of Grand Cayman! (Yes, it could be that I’ve been spending too much time freezing in my lovely home state of PA.) The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands in the Caribbean: […]

An Aruban hotel to treasure

Aruba and the Caribbean Sea

There’s an outcrop of the Netherlands, about 70 square miles, from which you can see South America if you stand in the right spot. Contrary to geographic intuition, fewer than 20 miles stand between the two—between Dutch sovereignty and a particularly peninsular slab of northern Venezuela—a distance close enough that in the planning stages of my visit it was seriously suggested that I kiteboard between the […]

Fish Tales at Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

Fresh off of snorkeling

Upon my arrival at Deep Water Cay, the legendary Bahamas fishing resort, I was amazed at how a place so magnificent in natural splendor and tranquility could be so incredibly accessible. Located about 300-feet east of Grand Bahama Island, this two-mile long private island has a paved runway that can handle all but the largest […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 10, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a luxurious trip to San Francisco from Travel Channel Win a trip to Las Vegas from Potato Goodness (on Facebook) Win a trip for two to Barcelona from Lucky Win a stay at a spa resort in […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]