Travel Contests: Week of December 30, 2014


This week’s travel contests include: Win one of two $100 airport lounge credits from LoungeBuddy! ( 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 […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 4, 2013

Travel contests September 4, 2013

This week’s travel contests include: Win a chance to attend ‘Food & Wine All-Star Weekend’ in Las Vegas Win 500,000 Virgin America Elevate points Jamba Juice’s Cool Your Jets Sweepstakes (on Facebook) Win a free trip to both London and Paris Win a Viking River Cruise (on Facebook) Win a Caribbean island vacation on St. […]

Surprising St. Kitts


The term “authentic” gets bandied about so often these days that I hesitate to label St. Kitts, West Indies, as such; still, no term comes close to what the island offers visitors – a genuine view of how island people, past and present, live. It is the road less traveled, Caribbean-wise, so visitors will not […]

Historic St. Kitts


I read somewhere that St. Kitts has more than 200 historic sites. While I cannot now find the source, I don’t doubt it to be true based on my time on the island.  Here are my top five picks for the historically minded: 1. Check out the petroglyphs: Before European settlers came to St. Kitts, […]

Five Picture-Worthy Sites in St. Kitts


St. Kitts bills itself as a place where you can “follow your heart.” For me that means that you can do whatever your heart desires in St. Kitts, from saving sea turtles to playing blackjack. Here are my suggestions for different ways to spend your time in St. Kitts, preferably with camera in hand.   […]

Drinking, St. Kitts’ Style


Rum, the spirit of the Caribbean. Almost every island makes its own rum, including St. Kitts, and every bar will tell you their rum punch is best.  For the uninitiated, rum punch most often has a combination of dark or amber rum, passion fruit, pineapple, orange and fresh lime juices, angostura bitters and fresh nutmeg.  […]

Five Memorable Meals on St. Kitts


Though surely there is bad food to be had on St. Kitts, I never ate any of it.  Here are some gastronomic highlights of my stay on this enchanting island. Right off the Plane After a night and day of airplane and airport food, I arrived at St. Kitts ready for real food and a […]

Five Hotel Choices in St. Kitts

St. Kitts

While there is a growing list of fine places to stay on the island, these five hotels each offer a distinctive experience worth considering. 1. MARRIOTT AT FRIGATE BAY The Marriott Resort and Casino at Frigate Bay is the largest building on St. Kitts.  It offers guests the reliable experience of an international hotel chain […]