Historic Fort Frederik, Frederiksted
A U.S. National Historic Landmark, Fort Frederik was built in the 1750's to protect the growing port of Frederiksted from other European powers, smugglers, and pirates. For an immersion in how the West Indies became what it is today, a visit to Fort Frederik is a must for visitors to St. Croix.
Uncommon Envy: Convent Cottage, Saba
There's a new villa option in Saba that has me more anxious than ever to spend a few days getting know all of this special island's charms.
Historic, Welcoming Philipsburg Courthouse, St. Maarten
My favorite port-of-call this is not.
Uncommon Attraction: Slave Walls of Saint Martin
In some parts of the Caribbean, the stains of slavery are as evident as they were hundreds of years ago; nondescript elements of everyday life easily missed.
Sitting atop Xunantunich, Belize
It's a long way up at Kat Witz aka Xunantunich, the more than three-thousand-year-old Mayan center near the Guatemala border with Belize.
Uncommon Photo-Op: Grenada’s Captivating Carenage
It may not be Willemstad, but as picturesque Caribbean ports go, The Carenage in Grenada is supremely captivating to me.
Uncommon Attraction: First Look Inside Martinique’s Fort Saint Louis in 13 Years
For more than a decade, you had to be in the French Navy to get inside Martinique's Fort Saint Louis. All that just changed a few weeks ago.
Photo Of The Day: Boat House and Sail Loft Pillars at Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
There are lots of great subjects upon which to train your lens at Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua. My favorite: these curious pillars.
Warm Memories of a Great Meal, an Even Better Friend and The Magic of The Buccaneer Hotel