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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blogging the Caribbean

Greetings from sunny Florida! 


In between sunning, swimming, and plenty of good food & cocktails, I wanted to share what I read on the beach this week . . . 


Previewing Saba’s Hiking In The Wilds Of Windwardside



I have hiked throughout the Caribbean, and Mount Scenery on the tiny island of Saba is my absolute favorite hiking destination. Hiking into the Elfin Forest is like stepping into a magical world. Read Uncommon Caribbean's account


10 Mysterious Statues You Can Only See Underwater



It’s not everyday you score face time underwater with a mermaid off Grand Cayman, the world’s largest underwater statue in the Bahamas, Christ of the Abyss off Key Largo, Florida, and other interesting locations around the globe


Five reasons to visit Providenciales, Turks & Caicos


Photo Credit: Travel 2 the Caribbean

USA's travel blog says there's something in the water that makes Providenciales, a Caicos Island in the Turks & Caicos chain, feel a little bit different than other North Atlantic destinations.

Colorful Curacao 


Photo Credit: Bold Magazine

It's an interesting story as to how the colorful tropical palette of Curacao came into being - get the story at Bold Magazine 


St Martin vs. St Maarten: How Two Islands Are Better Than One


Photo Credit: St Maarten Tourism Bureau

There is one “Saint” island that is broken up into two entirely different countries and often referred to by the locals as two totally different islands. Read more at Travel Pulse


Seven Delicious Street Foods in Trinidad & Tobago


Saheena - Deep fried Callaloo roll-up in a split-pea batter, and served with tamarind or mango chutney on top, add roasted pepper - So good!! Photo credit: Traveling Ted

With the unique mix of cultures, you are bound to have a variety of food. Check out the seven delicious street foods found throughout the island from Traveling Ted 


An American in Cuba


A billboard celebrates some of Cuba’s revolutionary heroes: (L-R) Julio Mella, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos - JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

Is Cuba ready for an invasion of American tourists? How do everyday Cubans feel about their world changing? What's it like to the American eye? 

Americans still face significant restrictions on travel: Charter flights go directly from the U.S. to Cuba, but passengers must meet a certain set of criteria to board.  Read full article at Mashable 


Happy Travels,
Linda