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7 Reasons to Go To Sea on the New MSC Seaside

on 01/11/2018 in Caribbean
MSC Cruises' new flagship launched at the end of 2017 and it's really making waves.  Designers of the MSC Seaside had a goal: to bring guests on a big ship closer to the sea.  They threw out the playbook and started fresh, creating the Seaside, a new prototype for a class of ships inspired by an elegant Miami beach condo....

Indulge Your Love for Luxe in the Dominican Republic

on 12/02/2017 in Dominican Republic
All-inclusive resorts in Puerto Plata and elsewhere on this lush Caribbean island with 1000 miles of coastline put the Dominican Republic on the map for travelers seeking affordable family and couples vacations from winter weather further north.  But what you may not know is that you can also find experiences that rival deluxe vacations anywhere in the Caribbean. Save or...

Video: Eco-Friendly: Meet this Cruise Line Private Island's In-House Naturalist

on 11/09/2017 in Belize
This is a cruise line private island experience we haven't seen before.  Our Caribbean cruise on Regent Seven Seas Cruises included a day at Harvest Caye, and it turned out to be one of the most memorable days of our cruise. And when you watch the video you'll see why. Harvest Caye is an island a mile offshore mainland Belize. ...

3 Tastes of the Caribbean That Make Us Want to Travel

on 11/06/2017 in Caribbean
(Photo: BestTrip.TV) Florida Stone Crab If seafood is what you crave in the Caribbean, don't miss the chance to try the sweet and delicate flavor of Florida Stone Crab. But don't let the name confuse you. It's found from the North-East coast to Belize, including Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Bahamas. It's a close cousin of the Gulf...

Do You Know Your ABCs? Islands, that is.

on 09/03/2017 in Caribbean
They're as far south as you can go in the Caribbean Sea. A stone's throw north of Venezuela, the 'ABC' Islands are blessed with a location outside the Caribbean's hurricane zoneā€¦ and on the radar of travelers in the know.Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao were part of what was formerly known as the Netherlands Antilles, and they are still part of...

A New Place for the Best Views of Old Havana

on 08/06/2017 in Havana
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened in Havana. It's the Cuban capital's first five-star luxury hotel, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. And it is the first foray into the Americas for Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski.The hotel is a revival of an historic six-story colonnaded building begun in...

Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

on 07/09/2017 in Anywhere
Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending. The bartender gives you a great show making your drink. But instead of bartenders flipping and juggling glasses and bottles, in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's 'Bionic Bars', you are entertained by two robotic arms making the cocktails. The Bionic Bar debuted on Quantum of the Seas, and now,...

Nature and Heritage at Jamaica's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

on 03/21/2017 in Portland, Jamaica
A first for Jamaica and a first for the Caribbean. In 2015, Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains became the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also the Caribbean's first World Heritage Mixed Site for both natural and cultural riches. The emerald mountains define the eastern part of the island and cover an area of 480 km2. The UNESCO...


Spelunking in Jamaica

on 02/11/2017 in Jamaica
It might be the most polar opposite activity to a day on the beach in Jamaica. Escaping from the sunny, hot, breeze of the beaches, to explore one of the island's networks of cool, dark, damp cave systems. Jamaica is one of the special places in the world with 'Karst' topography, where flowing water has carved paths through soluble limestone...

Time To Get Back to the Caribbean! Escape To One of These Unique Beaches

on 01/26/2017 in Caribbean
You don't really want to try to tough out this tough winter without a beach escape.  And luckily, it's not too late to book a break from winter weather. After the destruction of recent hurricanes, communities have pulled together, and many beach destinations are ready to welcome travelers again. Booking a cruise or a land trip and supporting the local...

Cruise to Cuba? Yes You Can!

on 01/09/2017 in Cuba
10 ways you can cruise to Cuba this year. One of the biggest travel stories of the past year has to be the renewing of relations between Cuba and the US and the rise of Cuba as a destination for American travelers. Cuba has long been a favorite sun and culture destination for Canadians and Europeans. Only US citizens were...