San Juan, the capital, melds the bustle of a large American city with the grace of its Spanish heritage along with colorful Caribbean touches. It has its share – and more – of shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs. Plus, its environmental diversity is echoed throughout Puerto Rico, a destination which many people visit in search of sun, sand and sipping rum drinks. But as anyone familiar with the island knows, there’s more – a lot more – to enjoy.
Most people coming to Nevis envision living by the following five rules: 1. Pack several books. 2. Take a deep breath, exhale, relax. 3. Order a rum drink. 4. Try to forget what’s happening in the rest of the world. 5. Repeat. But, be open to my own Rule No. 6. Be prepared to have a hell of a lot of fun!
Ah! Curacao. Their bodies were sleek and graceful, their skin soft to the touch, their demeanor welcoming even if a bit skeptical. They were more used to this than I was. My dolphin snorkeling companions and I swam together through crystal waters.
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There is more to Cozumel that partying. Discover Mayan ruins and sleepy Caribbean beaches.
A gleaming white sand beach that rims the azure sea is set off by an explosion of scarlet, purple and other vivid colors of lush […]
Lying on a white sand beach at the edge of the turquoise sea, I could have been at any Caribbean destination. The major difference was […]
A jet plane bearing the emblem of the U.S. Navy streaked low over a beach, dropped a bomb and returned to its base. The U.S. […]
When you ask folks who live on an island what drew them to life on a curio of clay, they tend to respond by saying things like, “I can live simply without much interference.” Or “Here I’m part of a community that’s like a big small town.” Or they simply look at you in flip-flop-clad incredulity and ask, “Have you seen my view?”
In the Dominican Republic, we were intrigued by a long list of activities that provide opportunities to explore largely unspoiled countryside, interact with local residents and visit towns and villages little touched by tourism.