Month: June 2018
My Journey To The Heart of Clairin Rhum Country: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Clairin, the Caribbean's most bombastic bush rum, can be enjoyed anywhere in Haiti. To truly appreciate its essence, though, you must travel to Cap-Haitien.
Digging Conch Bar Caves in Middle Caicos, TCI
It's not Rio Camuy (Puerto Rico) or Grotte Marie Jeanne (Haiti), but the Conch Bar Caves do offer surprising bit of soft adventuring that's 180-degrees from the usual beach 'n chill pursuits so common in TCI.
Perfectly Imperfect Playa La Boca, Cuba
These days, when I dream of finally getting to really experience Cuba, my thoughts generally center away from the classic American cars and historic sites of Havana in favor of more peaceful environs like these in La Boca.
Learn To Sail With Sailing Virgins
Sailing Virgins, the sailing school born of the sexy, non-stop party at sea that is The Yacht Week, employs a chill method of instruction that's heavy on getting you up close and personal with the Caribbean's natural wonders, culture, nightlife, and irie vibes.
Unpacking Negril, Jamaica – June 2018
This trip to Negril was all about the wife; the things she wanted to do, eat, drink, etc. This meant a lot of relaxing, fine dining, and quality time together. If you're in the mood for all that, there's no place on the beach in Negril that better fits the bill than Sunset At The Palms.
The Loving Truth Behind Real Haitian Vodou Dolls
Romance on the rocks? Sex life more fizzle than sizzle? Never fear! On my last visit to Haiti a few months ago I found a solution: Haitian Vodou Dolls.
Archbishop’s Palace, Trinidad: Uncommon Attraction
The Magnificent Seven, a collection of ornate, historic mansions lining the famed Queens Park Savanah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, stand out among the Caribbean's finest examples of grand and distinctive architecture. Arguably the most distinctive of the bunch: Archbishop's Palace.
Fishing with Dad to Make Dreams Come True
Like a lot of fathers, I have so many wishes and dreams for my kids — to appreciate their West Indian heritage, to value other's unique qualities, to relish travel, to feel like global citizens. But as a friend of mine was fond of saying "hope is not a strategy."
Friday Happy Hour: Diplomatico Mantuano de Venezuela
Amid this decidedly bleak backdrop of modern day Venezuela, Diplomatico, one of Venezuela's most celebrated rum producers, recently introduced Diplomatico Mantuano. Sadly, for me, this new blend jives with the times.