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. […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 11, 2015


This week’s travel contests include: Win a 4-night stay in the Dominican Republic plus $1,000 toward airfare Win trip around the world, visiting 10 sports events along the way, from Turkish Airlines Win a trip for two to the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St. Thomas Win a trip to the UK to visit the Downton Abbey castle […]

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 […]

Travel Contests: Week of February 4, 2015


This week’s travel contests include: Win a romantic cruise for two Win a trip for two to the British Virgin Islands Win a trip for two on SiriusXM’s The 80s Cruise Win a pair of tickets to the islands of Fiji (on Facebook) Win a 7-day Caribbean cruise for yourself and three friends

Travel Contests: Week of January 7, 2014


This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night package to Lake Morey Resort’s Ice Sports University Weekend (January 23-25) in Fairlee, Vermont! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a four-night trip for four to the Bahamas including $1,000 spending money Win a seven-day Mexico cruise for two Win a six-night trip for two to France including hotel stays in Paris […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 30, 2014


This week’s travel contests include: Win one of two $100 airport lounge credits from LoungeBuddy! (JohnnyJet.com contest) (ENDS TOMORROW) Win a beach vacation in Mexico or the Dominican Republic Win a Paddington-themed family vacation in London Win a 3-night trip for two to St. Kitts Win a holiday cruise down the Danube (on Facebook) Win a $6,500 trip […]

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 […]