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 […]

Curacao Jazz Festival


By Dave Zuchowski: When I first heard that the island of Curacao (pronounced Cure-a-sow) was going to stage its first ever jazz festival at the beginning of September, I thought “What? At the height of the hurricane season?” Then I discovered that the island that lies 35 miles northwest of Venezuelais safely out of the […]