Steve Bennett

PR guy by trade, West Indian by birth, Steve has been helping journalists tell stories about the Caribbean for the past 20+ years. As co-founder, editorial director and principal voice of Uncommon Caribbean, Steve shares a personal and uniquely-informed view of the authentic side of Caribbean travel and culture every day. Steve’s travels have taken him to 39 Caribbean destinations (and counting), many of which he’s visited while leading media tours as the head of his travel-focused public relations agency, SBPR Corp. This depth of experience has taught him that the uncommon is not relegated to the region’s most far flung and little-known destinations.

🇵🇷Puerto Rico

Arroz Con Gandules Recipe Straight From My Titi Elsa’s Kitchen

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas in English) is the national dish of Puerto Rico. My Titi Elsa's version is simply the best.
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🇻🇮St. Croix

Caravelle Hotel Webcam Keeps Us In The Heart of Christiansted Harbor

Historic Christiansted Harbor shines from every angle, all the time. Thankfully, we have the Caravelle Hotel webcam to remind us of this every day...
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🇲🇶Martinique

Petits Pâtés Antillais Recipe: Taste Of The French Caribbean

Petits Pâtés Antillais are to the French West Indies as empanadas are to the Spanish islands and pates are to the USVI. Here's the recipe...
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🇰🇳St. Kitts

Short, Sweet Video Sentiments from St. Kitts and Nevis

Our friends at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority just dropped a new video love letter to tease, tempt, and tide us over until we can return to the islands. 
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🇹🇹Trinidad

Curry Chicken Recipe With Dumplings – My First Attempt

In keeping with our Trini heritage, Patrick and I were reared on a wide array of curry delights. This simple Curry Chicken recipe brings back our childhood.
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🇻🇮St. John

Coral Bay Overlook Webcam Brings St. John Home To You

Coral Bay wasn't looking so great last time we visited nine months post-Hurricane Irma. This view from the Coral Bay overlook shows the scars.
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🇦🇮Anguilla

Private Island Social Distancing In The Prickly Pear Cays

As social isolation spots go, the uninhabited Prickly Pear Cays, located six miles north of Anguilla, work pretty well for me.
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🇻🇬British Virgin Islands

Soggy Dollar Bar Webcam Puts You On The Beach In The BVI’s

It's hard to imagine White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, sans people on a sunny day. As the Soggy Dollar Bar Webcam shows, though, crowds are not a problem right now.
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Caribbean

Banana Bread Recipe Redux – Perfected For Mom

I make this banana bread recipe frequently for my family and friends, most of whom feel I've perfected it! Nobody would love this more than my mom.
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