Happy Birthday To My Increasingly West Indian Boys
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Happy Birthday To My Increasingly West Indian Boys

As a proud West Indian, I had plenty of good reasons for wanting to start Uncommon Caribbean eight years ago. The two best ones: my identical twin boys.
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Reef Safe Sunscreen Saves More Than Just Your Skin
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Reef Safe Sunscreen Saves More Than Just Your Skin

Reef safe sunscreen is a must to protect your skin, your cells, and especially the fragile coral reef ecosystems throughtout the Caribbean.
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Uncommon Envy: Sailing Around Belize (Or Anywhere Else) With My Brother
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Uncommon Envy: Sailing Around Belize (Or Anywhere Else) With My Brother

I've sailed around a little. As for the type of charter adventure sailing around Belize that one lucky UC fan will win via our latest sweepstakes, well...
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How to make Sailing with Kids a Sweet Success
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How to make Sailing with Kids a Sweet Success

Sailing with kids has its moments, but follow these simple suggestions and sailing with kids can be fun (and safe) for everyone.
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The Yeti Panga Backpack – This Bag May Just Save Your Life
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The Yeti Panga Backpack – This Bag May Just Save Your Life

The Yeti Panga Backpack is the designer, sailor, and devil-may-care traveler in me's dripping wet on the outside and dry on the inside dream.
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How To Blow a Conch Shell, Part One
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How To Blow a Conch Shell, Part One

Conch shell horns have been an essential sound of the Caribbean for generations. That doesn't mean that all West Indians know how to play it, of course.
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Learn To Sail With Sailing Virgins
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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.
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Fishing with Dad to Make Dreams Come True
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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."
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Uncommon Advice: Why You Should Leave the Caribbean Early
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Uncommon Advice: Why You Should Leave the Caribbean Early

Yes, on a site dedicated to encouraging travel to the Caribbean as often as possible to enjoy the cultural, historical, and natural beauty of the region, my latest Caribbean travel hack is a bit unusual, but seriously, leave as early as possible.
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