Month: September 2016
Discover Tire Machèt, The Secret Martial Art That Helped Haitian Slaves Win Freedom
In one very special corner of the Caribbean the use of machetes extends to art; an ancient martial art some 225 years old called Tire Machèt.
Ask Uncommon Caribbean: Where Should I Stay in the Dominican Republic?
GREAT ADVICE from the woman who wrote the book on exactly how to find and experience the best of the Dominican Republic.
Uncommon Envy: Sundowner Music Festival, Turks and Caicos
The Sundowner Music Festival offers much more than the usual series of performances for music lovers to watch.
Delighting in Historic Devon House, Jamaica
Constructed in 1891, Devon House remains today as it was back then one of the most stately and revered buildings in all of Jamaica.
Easing Down Eagle Beach, Aruba
My latest Aruba escape to the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, the adults-only enclave set on expansive Eagle Beach, was my all-time favorite.
On-Site Haiti: Obey Shishita at The Marriott Port-au-Prince
I wasn't sure what to make of her at first glance. After all, she looks like she's got a lot going on in there...
Old School Fishing Lodge on Deep Water Cay, The Bahamas
The luxurious digs on Deep Water Cay suggest that the bygone style of parlous male bonding once enjoyed here is now a thing of the past... It isn't.
Six Hops Into The Sea at Rodger’s Beach, Aruba
Most people probably see this as little more than a ruin; the sad remains of an old jetty long reclaimed by the sea. Not me.
Bountifully Sweet Saona Island, Dominican Republic
Of all the quintessential deserted islands in the Caribbean, none are as sweet as Saona... at least to lovers of a certain candy bar, anyway.