Monday, August 31, 2020

Bonaire


"Diver's Paradise"

History
  • In 1499, Alonso de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci arrived and claimed for Spaniards.
  • In 1636, the Dutch took possession of the island.
  • In 1863, slaves were emancipated.
  • In 1951, the first hotel opened, Hotel Zeebad.
  • In 1984, Hilma Hooker, cargo ship was confiscated for 25,000 lbs of marijuana and sank.

Fun Facts
  • Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) identified around 365 species within their waters.
  • An estimated 15,000 Flamingos are counted every year.

Good to Know
  • Not a beach resort destination, considering it has few small beaches and not great for walking.
  • The entire coastline is declared as a marine sanctuary.
  • Spearfishing is prohibited.
  • Raised donkeys, goats, pigs and sheep are known to freely roam around.
  • Crystal clear waters make for a diver's paradise with visibility to 150 feet.
  • More than 185 miles of mountain bike trails and paths.
  • Dive gloves are not permitted in effort to protect the coral reefs.
  • Vessels moor rather than drop anchor to preserve coral and marine life.

Hurricane Season is June - November. 
Fortunately, situated outside the Hurricane Belt. While rare to be directly impacted, Hurricane Felix did hit the island in 2007.


  • Coolest Season: January
  • Humid & Hottest: May - October
  • Peak Season: November - April
  • Shoulder Season: May - October

Why visit Bonaire?
Ideal for the avid diver and outdoor nature lovers wantingadventure sports, bird watching, caves, cliffs, coral reefs, deep sea fishing, desert landscape, diving, donkeys, flamingos, hiking, horseback riding, kiteboarding, mountain biking, relaxation, snorkeling, underwater life, sailing, wildlife, windsurfing and yachting.


Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Landhuis Karpata, Misha's Bridge, Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park, Trans World Radio and Washikemba Manor.
Museums: Bonaire Museum of Natural History, Museo Boneiru, Museo Chich'i Tan and Musée Terramar de Kralendijk.
Popular Attractions: Aletta’s Goat Farm, Bachelor's Beach, Bari Reef, Barcadera Cave, Bonaire Marine Park, Brandaris, Cargill Salt Pans, Coral Casino Bonaire, Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, Dos Pos, Flamingo Sanctuary, Fort Oranje, 
Klein Bonaire, Kralendijk, Lac Bay, La Machaca, Mangazina di Rei Cultural Park, Mount Brandaris, Rincon, Pekelmeer Lagoon, Playa Chikitu, Playa Funchi , Sorobon Beach, Tanki Maraka Heritage Park, The Bonaire Botanical Garden, Thousand Steps, Washington Slagbaai National Park and Willemstoren. 
Special Events: Carnival (January), Simadan Festival (February - April), Rincon Day (April 30), Dive Into Adventure Bonaire (June), Dive Festival (June), Wave Challenge (June), Bonaire Arts Day (July), Fishing Tournaments (September), Bonaire International Sailing Regatta (October), Sailing Regatta (October), Bari Festival (December) and Santa Claus (December 5).

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Aruba



Natural Bridge Aruba, Aruba. Photo Credit: Dave Drury/Unsplash

"One Happy Island"


History
  • In 1636, claimed by the Dutch.
  • During 1920, oil dominated their economy. Leading supplier to Exxon, known to fuel U.S. Naval Ships during World War II.
  • In 1960, travel tourism began.
  • During 1980, Exxon closed their facility.
  • In 1986, separated from the Netherlands Antilles.
  • In 2004, Valero Energy Corporation took over Exxon facilities.
  • In 2012, Valero Aruba Refinery closed.

Fun Facts
  • During World War 11, a German cargo ship anchored near Aruba was suspicious to supplying German boats. Rather, then surrender upon request, the captain sank the cargo ship.
  • Five industries drive their economy: aloe export, gold mining, petroleum refining, phosphate mining and tourism.

Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • Rougher seas on the eastern and northern coast.
  • Apply sunblock regularly as the trade winds will make the sun feel less than it actually is.
  • A popular honeymoon destination.
  • Lizard Hunting is illegal.
  • The endangered Rattlesnake does not rattle a warning before striking! Home to one of rarest species in the world.
  • Topless sunbathing is only permitted on private nude beaches.

Hurricane Season is from June - November. 
Although, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt it's rare to be directly impacted, if so likely to occur between August - October.

  • Coolest Season: December
  • Humid & Hottest: September
  • Peak Season: January - March
  • Shoulder Season: April - August

Why visit Aruba?
Desert landscape paradise ideal for beach barbecues, casino gambling, cave exploration, excellent restaurants, golf, horseback riding, natural wonders, nightlife, relaxation, walking, waterskiing, white sand beaches, windsurfing and water sports.


Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Blackstone Beach, Boca Keto, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and California Lighthouse.
  • Museums: Aruba Aloe Museum, Aruba Archeology Museum, Aruba Historical Museum, Community Museum, Fort Zoutman Historical Museum, Haystack Museum, Horse Bay, Model Trains Museum, Museo di Antiguedad Aruba, Museum of Industry and Numismatic Museum. 
  • Popular Attractions: Alhambra Casino, Alto Vista Chapel, Antilla Shipwreck, Arikok National Park, Aruba Ostrich Farm, Aruba Waterpark, Ayo, Beth Israel Synagogue, Blue Parrotfish Water Park, Bubali Bird Sanctuary, Bushiribana Ruins, Casibari, Casibari Rock Formations, Crystal Casino, Divi Tree, Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, Eagle Beach, Etnia Nativa, Excelsior Casino, Fontein Cave, Harbourtown Market, Haystack Hill, Hoolberg, Mount Jamanota, Museo Historico Aruba, Natural Bridge, Oranjestad, Palm Beach, Philip's Animal Garden, Quadirikiri Cave, San Nichols, Schooner Harbour, Seaport Casino, Seven Mile Beach, Splash Park Aruba, St Anna Church, The Blue Parrotfish Water Park, The Butterfly Farm, Wilhelmina Park and Yamanota Hill.
  • Special Events: Carnival (January), Bon Bini Aruba Festival (Ongoing), Carubbian Festival (Ongoing), Queen's Day (April 30), One Cool Summer (May - October), Soul Beach Music Festival (May), Windsurfing Festival (June), International Pro-Am Golf Tournament (August), Aruba Reef Care Project (September), Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival (October), Dande Festival (December) and St Nicholas Day (December 6).


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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Trinidad & Tobago (tuh-BAY-go)


Maracas Beach, Maracas Bay Village, Trinidad & Tobago. 
Photo Credit: Thruston Benny/Unsplash 


"Rainbow Country"


History
  • Around 5000 BC, inhabited by Mesolithic Indians.
  • In 1498, Christopher Columbus arrived.
  • 1595, Walter Raleigh discovered Pitch Lake, the natural lake of tar which was used to asphalt and to caulk his ship.
  • In 1797, the British invaded.
  • In 1834, slavery emancipated.
  • In 1877, became a British Colony.
  • In 1899, Trinidad and Tobago united politically.
  • In 1962, became an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
  • In 1976, became a Republic.

Fun Facts
  • Trinidad's economy is petroleum and petrochemicals. Tourism economy is strongest at Tobago. 
  • Asphalt from Trinidad is not only used locally but throughout the world as well.
  • Trinidad is the birthplace of the acoustic steel pan. Inspired after World War 11 from oil drums left on the island. Also, creator of the limbo dance.
  • Angostura Bitters, was used to calm upset stomachs in battle. Today, a secret recipe used to flavor cocktails.

Good to Know
  • Ferries connect Port of Spain with Scarborough and San Fernando.
  • Due to low salinity and high silt Trinidad has no significant coral.
  • On Little Tobago, red billed tropic birds are best sighted between October - June.
  • It's illegal to wear camouflage clothing.
  • Island plentiful of snack stands and stalls, not commercial fast food chains.
  • An Island Drink is made with ginger beer (or sorrel) from hibiscus blossoms mixed with cinnamon and spices.
  • You may enjoy reading, The House for Mr Biswas (written by V.S. Naipal).
  • You could be inspired to visit after watching, Swiss Family Robinson (1960).
  • Trinidad is largely industrial.
  • Topless sunbathing is illegal.
  • Leatherback Turtles (recorded to weigh up to 1,000 lbs and to six feet long) usually nest between March - September, ideally from April - July. Leatherback Turtles, in one season their known to nest up to six times, at intervals of 9-11 days and laying over 700 eggs. Hatchlings developing between 55-70 days. 
Hurricane Season is June - November. 
Bordering the Hurricane Belt they usually escape most hurricane, however are subject to tropical storm conditions between August - September.

  • Coolest Season: December - February
  • Humid & Hottest: May
  • Peak Season: November - April
  • Shoulder Season: October - Mid December and April - June

"Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve"


Why visit Trinidad? "Land of the Humming Bird"
The ecotourism nature lovers is ideal for bird watchers, biking, boating, butterflies, caves, cultural festivals, diving, golf, hikers, Hindu temples, kayak, mangrove swamps, mountains, nightlife, rainforest, sailing and zip lining.


Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Archbishop’s House, Childhood Home of V.S. Naipaul, 
Fort George, Fort Abercromby, Glenroy Tunnel, Hayes Court, Lopinot Historical Complex, Mille Fleurs, Roomor, Stollmeyer's Castle, The Arima Dial and The Lion House.
Museums: Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum, National Museum & Art Gallery, The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum and Woodford Square.
Popular Attractions: Arima Valley, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Banwari Trace Archaeological Site, Caroni, Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Caroni Swamp, Central Bank Auditorium, Chaguaramas Peninsula, City Centre Mal, Cleaver Woods Park, Dorrington Gardens, Dragon's Mouth, El Cerro del Aripo, Emperor Valley Zoo, Galera Point Lighthouse, Glenroy Tunnel, House of Angostura, Little Carib Theater, Macqueripe Bay Zip Line, Magnifient Seven, Maracas Bay, Maracas Beach, Mille Fleurs, Mount St Benedict Monastery, Nariva Swamp, Oropuche Rivers, Ortoire, People's Mall, Pitch Lake, Port of Spain, Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, San Fernando Hill, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, The Drag, Tobago Forest Reserve,  Queen's Park Savannah and Yerette - Home of the Hummingbird. 
Special Events: Carnival (March/April), Emancipation Day (August), Santa Rosa Carib Festival (August), Film Festival (September) and Festival of Lights- Diwali (October/November).


Why visit Tobago?
Ideal for the traveler seeking a secluded tropical paradise in an uncrowded atmosphere with for beautiful lush beaches, biodiversity, diving, Hindu temples, relaxation, rain-forested hills, unspoiled scenery and water sports.


Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Courland Monument, Fort King George, Fort Milford, Mystery Tombstone and Speyside Water Wheel.
Museums: Tobago Museum.
Popular Attractions: Argyle Falls, Buccoo Reef, Crown Point, Englishman's Bay, Gilpin Trail, Ingram Island, Little Tobago, Main Ridge, Pigeon Peak, Plymouth, Scarborough, Store Bay, Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve and Turtle Beach.
Special Events: Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival (March/April), Carnival (March/April), Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament (March/April), Emancipation Day (August), Tobago’s Heritage Festival (July - August), Santa Rosa Carib Festival (August), Film Festival (September), San Fernando Jazz Festival (September/October), Blue Food Festival (October) and Festival of Lights- Diwali (October/November).

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Grenada (grih-NAY-duh)

Levera Beach, Grenada Photo Credit: Elaine Brewer/Unsplash 

"Spice Island"

History
  • In 1498, Christopher Columbus arrived.
  • In 1520, named by the Spaniards.
  • In 1649, the French settled on the island.
  • In 1783, Treaty of Versailles, the French lost power to Britain.
  • In 1834, slavery was abolished.
  • In 1950, began working towards as a tourism destination.
  • In 1961, Bianca C (a 600 passenger Italian ocean liner) caught on fire and sank. The largest Caribbean ship wreck.
  • In 1974, became a sovereign state.
  • In 1983, with threats to American Medical Students at St George University, late President Ronald Reagan had forces from the United State and Regional Security System invade.

Fun Facts
  • Consists of the main island and six smaller islands south of Grenadine.
  • Daylight savings not observed.
  • Provides an estimated 20% of the world's supply of allspice, cinnamon, clovers, ginger, mace and nutmeg.
  • It takes between seven - fifteen years for nutmeg to mature bearing any fruit. Production begins after twenty years. Nutmeg, is the seed of the tree and mace, is the reddish dry lacy covering of the seed.

Good to Know
  • Offers small rivers with waterfalls flowing from the mountains into the sea.
  • Situated on the southern edge of the hurricane belt.
  • Popular island day trips to Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
  • On Carriacou, a fire truck meets all incoming flights.
  • Story telling is a tradition you may hear tales about, "Anancy", a trickster spider (originating from West Africa), "La Diablesse", the well dressed drive and "Ligaroo", the werewolf (both French inspired).
  • You may enjoy reading, Island in the Sun (written by Alec Waugh).
  • To inspire your trip you may enjoy watching, Island in the Sun (1957) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986).
  • Known for the collectible postage stamps.
  • Home to five chocolate factories.
Hurricane Season is June - November. Usually impacted between July - September.

  • Coolest Season: January - February
  • Humid & Hottest: April - September
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: June - November


Why visit Grenada?
Travelers seeking a distinctive culture to enjoy deep sea fishing, diving, fresh spices, hiking, history, mountain waterfalls, unspoiled landscapes, picturesque seaports, sailing, snorkeling, thick forest, water sports and white sand beaches.


Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Christ of the Deep, Duquesne Petroglyphs, Fort Frederick, Fort George, Leapers Hill and The Priory.
Museums: Carriacou Museum, Grenada National Museum and Rome Museum.
Popular Attractions: Annandale Falls, Blessed Sacrament Church, Carenage,  Concord Falls, Dougaldston Estate, Esplanade, Gouyave, Grand Anse Beach, Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative, Grenada Golf Course, Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, Grand Etang National Park, Grenville, L'Anse Aux Epines Beach, Levera Beach, Magazine Beach, Melville Street, Morne Rouge Beach, Mount St Catherine, Mt Carmel Falls, Pearls Beach, Point Salines, Portici Beach, River Antoine Rum Distillery, Sauteurs, Seven Sisters Falls, Spice Island and St George.
Special Events: Annual Spice Island Billfish Tournament (January), Grenada Sailing Festival (January), Grenada's Independence Day (February 7), Carriacou Maroon Festival (April), Grenada Chocolate Fest (May), Fisherman's Birthday Festival (June 29), Carnival (August), Carriacou Regatta (August), Sailing Regatta (August), Thanksgiving (October 25) and Parang Festival (December).

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

St Vincent & the Grenadines (grehn-uh-DEENZ)

Photo Credit: Annie Mason/Unsplash

"Peace & Justice"

History
  • In 1675, the Carib's welcomed a ship wreck of survivors.
  • During 1700, the islands frequently changed control between Britain and France.
  • In 1797, several Carib's relocated to the Bay Islands, Honduras and Roatan. 
  • On 1832, slavery was abolished.
  • In 1979, volcano La Soufriere erupted.

Fun Facts
  • Light industry, offshore banking and tourism is expanding; during the interim their economy is agriculture, arrowroot and bananas.
  • The Grenadines, consists of nearly 600 islets extending 60 miles between St Vincent and Grenada.
  • Royal yacht, HMS Britannia was presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Bequia.
  • Mustique, an exclusive isle is home to celebrities for privacy.
  • Arrowroot can grow to the height of five feet.

Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • Ferry service between St Vincent and Bequia.
  • Some areas offer few to no commercial restaurants.
  • On St Vincent, the west coast offers the most sights and the east coast boasts dramatic scenery.
  • Bequia, a popular amongst cruising yachts given their boat building and repair expertise.
  • You may enjoy reading, City of Arches (written by Vivian Child) and Wild Majesty: Encounters with Caribs from Columbus to Present (written by Peter Hulme and Neil Whitehead).
  • Movie to inspire your travel, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003).
  • Grenadines, is not recommended for limited accessible travelers.
  • Watchout for Sea Urchins. Quick treatment, urinate on quill infected area.
  • Blackouts are common in Grenadines. 
Hurricane Season is June - November.
  • Coolest Season: December - April
  • Humid & Hottest: June - July
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: May - June and November

Why visit St Vincent?
A great tropical escape for the adventurous traveler not requiring pampering with cultural courtesy to enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, culture, fishing villages, hiking, lagoons, sailing, waterfalls and water sports.


Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Fort Charlotte. 
Museums: Bequia Boat Museum and National Trust.
Popular Attractions: Barrouallie, Basil's Bar, Belmont Lookout, Black Point Tunnel, Botanical Gardens, Caribbean Lifestyles, Cumberland Bay, Dark View Falls, Falls of Baleine, Fort Duvernette, Georgetown, Indian Bay Beach, Kingstown, Layou, Marriaqua Valley, Montreal Gardens, Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, Owia Salt Pond, Soufriere Volcano Trail, St Mary's Church, St George's Cathedral, Petit Byahaut, The Fish Market, Trinity Falls, Upper Bay Street, Vermont Nature Trail, Wallilabou Anchorage, Wallilabou Bay, Wallilabou Heritage Park, and Young Island.
Special Events: Rhythm & Blues Festival (March), Maroon Festival (May), Vincy Mas (July), Emancipation Day (August 1), National Christmas Festival (December) and Nine Mornings Festival.


Why visit Grenadines?
A great tropical escape for the adventurous yachting traveler not requiring pampering with cultural courtesy.
 

Your Must-See & Do
Popular Attractions: Canouan, Grand Bay, Mayreau, Moon Hole, Mustique, Mt Toboi, Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, Palm Beach, Saltwhistle Bay, Petit St Vincent, Tobago Cays and Union Island.
Special Events: Rhythm & Blues Festival (March), Bequia Music Festival, Mustique's Blues Festival, Bequia Easter Regatta, Maroon Festival (May) and Emancipation Day (August 1).

The Grenadine Islands trail south from St Vincent in order of: Bequia (BEK-way), Mustique, Canouan (can-ah-wan), Mayreau (and Tabago Cays), and Union Island (Palm Island and Petit St Vincent to the south).
  • Bequia and Union Island cater to budget conscious travelers.
  • Unspoiled beaches with turquoise waters attract travelers to Mayreau, Mustique, Palm Island and Petit St Vincent.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Barbados (bahr-BAY-dooz)

The "Soup Bowl" in Bathsheba, Barbados
Photo Credit: Jen Porter

"Little England"

History
  • In 1625, discovered by British Explorer.
  • In 1536, discovered by Pedro a Campos, Portuguese Explorer.
  • In 1627, English settlers arrived.
  • In 1740, Codrington College was founded.
  • In 1751, former President George Washington stayed at Crofton House with his half-brother in hopes of the tropical climate that would cure his tuberculosis. 
  • In 1970, the daily tradition of rum distribution for the British Royal Navy crew on ships ended.
  • In 1996, became an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
  • In 1999, the government changed the name of Trafalgar Square to National Heroes Square.

Fun Facts
  • Historically, their primary economics was from sugarcane with expanded growth into the manufacturing and tourism industry. Also, offshore finance and information services. 
  • Sometimes, not all plans are well thought out! Moongoose (day time feeders) were bRats (late night animalism effort, to reduce cane field rats,  Mongoose were brought in.
  • The Chattel Houses were historically constructed for plantation workers to easily assemble and disassemble while moving to various plantations.
  • The island is divided into eleven parishes (regions).
  • History says, Sam Lord knowingly hung lanterns in trees to simulate portlights. Following the shipwreck, he would loot the cargo. 
  • The Sam Lord's Castle was where distinguished British royalty would stay. In 2010, both the house and the hotel burned. However, as a Heritage Site, it may not be demolished.
  • Birthplace to Garfield Sobers, Cricket player.
  • Has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
  • Centuries ago, Barbados Green Monkeys were brought from West Africa. Often seen during early morning and late afternoon.

Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • Embrace the British tradition of afternoon tea, cricket, and polo.
  • Experiences infrequent natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and landslides.
  • Ocean beach swimming on the east coast side is not advised considering the strong current. The western coast is best for beach swimming.
  • Surfers go to Bathsheba for the "Soup Bowl" style waves.
  • You may enjoy reading, The Castle of My Skin (written by George Lamming).
  • Inspire your visit by watching, The Tamarind Seed (1974). 
  • No nude beaches and topless sunbathing is illegal.
Hurricane Season is June - November, given their location slightly outside the principal hurricane zone.


Why visit Barbados?
  • A well-developed infrastructure, high standard of living perfect for multigenerational travelers seeking a tropical destination with a British flare history, fishing villages, golf, horseback riding, little gardens, nightlife, polo, stone parishes, white sand beaches, rolling hills of sugarcane, sailboarding/surfing, windsurfing, 
  • Coolest Season: January
  • Humid & Hottest: August - September
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: June - November

Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Sunbury Plantation House
Museums: Arlington House, Barbados Museum, George Washington House, Museum of Parliament & National Heros Gallery, Nidhe Israel Museum, Pavillon Court, Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum, Springvale Eco-Heritage Museum and Sunbury House Plantation & Museum.
Popular Attractions: Andromeda Gardens, Arbib Heritage & Nature Trail, Barbados Concorde Experience, Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Barclay's Park, Bathsheba, Bridgetown, Carenage, Christ Church, Folkestone Marine Park, Garrison Savannah, Harrison's Cave, Holetown, Mount Gay Rum, Mount Hillaby, Oistins, Old Synagogue, Ragged Point Lighthouse, Sam Lord's Castle, Sandy Lane, Scotland District, Speightstown, St Andrew, St James, St Michael, St Michael Cathedral, St Phillip, Queen's Park and Welchman Hall Gully.
Special Events: Annual Flower Show (January/February), Chelsea Flower Show (Ongoing), Slam a Dom Extravaganza (January), Barbados  Holetown Festival (February), Waterman Festival (February), Holders Season (March), Sandy Lane Gold Cup (March), Barbados Ragge Festival (April), Celtic Festival (May), Gospel Fest (May), Crop Over (July-August), Kadooment Day (August), Food, Wine & Rum Festival (November), National Independence of Creative Arts (November), ProAm Cricket Festival (November), Spirit of Nation Show (November), Reef Surf Competition (November) and Run Barbados Festival (December).
 

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Saint Lucia (saint-LOO-shuh)

Photo Credit: Corinne Kutz 
"The land, the people, the light"

History
  • 200 A.D., occupied by Arawak Indians.
  • 800 A.D., Carib Indians arrived.
  • In 1502, Christopher Columbus sighted the island.
  • In 1814, England conquered the island.
  • In 1979, gained their independence from England.
Fun Facts
  • An independent member of the British Commonwealth.
  • Established the National Trust to preserve the historical heritage and natural island.
  • Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French also referred as Helen of the West Indies.
Good to Know
  • A popular Honeymoon Destination.
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • The economy is based on agriculture, some manufacturing, and tourism.
  • A ferry connects neighboring islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Trinidad.
  • Atlantic Coast beaches are difficult to access, rugged with rough waters.
  • Do not swim in freshwater pools. Otherwise, you may contact Bilharzia/Schistosomiasis, an infection caused by a parasitic worm.
  • Sulfur Springs will discolor your swimwear. So, avoid wearing your favorite swimsuit.
  • You may enjoy reading, Don't Stop the Carnival (written by Herman Wouk).
  • Movies that may inspire a trip, Pitons & Superman II (1981) and Doctor Dolittle (1967).
  • Between March - July on Grand Anse Beach Leatherback Turtles lays eggs.
  • Do not wear camouflage clothing, it's illegal!
Why visit St Lucia?
A tropical destination for bird watching, diving, fishing villages, forests, exotic wildlife, hiking, history, kite sailing, mountains, plantations, sailing, shopping, snorkeling, yachts, water sports, and windsurfing. 
  • Coolest Season: January
  • Humid & Hottest: May - September
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: June - November
Hurricane Season is June - November.

Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Fond Doux Plantation, Fort Rodney, Gros Piton, Morne Coubaril Estate and Petit Peton.
  • Museums: Pigeon Island National Landmark.
  • Popular Attractions: Anse la Raye & Canaries, Castries, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Choiseul, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & The Baths, Edmund Forest Reserve Rain Forest Trail, Fregate Islands, Government House, Mamiku Gardens, Marigot Bay, Maria Islands, Morne Fortune, Moule a Chique Peninsula, Mount Gimie, National Rainforest, Pigeon Island National Park, Point Seraphine, Rodney Bay, Roseau Sugar Factory, Soufriere, Steaming Sulfur Volcano, Sulphur Springs, The Maria Islands Nature Reserve, The Pitons and Virgie Beach. 
  • Special Events: Nobel Laureate Week (January), Nobel Laureate Day (January 23), Kalalu World Music Festival (April), International Jazz Festival (May), St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival (May), St Lucia Carnival (July), Chocolate Heritage Month (August), Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival (September), Creole Heritage Month (October), St Lucia International Bill Fishing Tournament (October) and Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (November).

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Martinique (mahr-tih-NEEK)


History
  • In 1463, Christopher Columbus sighted the island.
  • In 1502, Christopher Columbus arrives in Cabet.
  • In 1635 claimed by France.
  • During 1762-1820, the French & British battled ownership.
  • In 1674, annexed by France.
  • In 1804, the British Navy named a rock rising above the sea, H.M.S. Diamond Rock.
  • In 1848, slavery was abolished.
  • In 1815, became French-controlled.
  • In 1851, dormant volcano Mont Pelee erupted.
  • In 1902, the dormant volcano Mont Pelee erupted killing 30,000.
  • In 1974, became a Department of France.
Fun Facts
  • Tourism is its economic stability.
  • In 1763, native Napoleon's Empress Josephine was born.
  • City, Le Diamant renamed a street in honor of former U.S. President, Barack Obama "Rue Obama".
  • Two-thirds of the island is protected parkland.
Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • A ferry connects to neighboring islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe and St Lucia.
  • Well populated with bougainvillea, frangipani, hibiscus and wild orchids.
  • Few locals speak English outside of the tourist areas.
  • Local rum uses sugarcane juice rather than molasses prevailing a richer rum.
  • You may enjoy poem, Notebook on Return to My Native Land (written by Aime Cesaire).
  • Movies that may inspire your trip, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and To Have and Have Not (1994).
  • Semiprecious stone "jasper" is found on the southern part of the island.
  • Topless sunbathing is common on the beach and around pools. No nudity, though.
  • After dining, be sure to ask for your bill/check. Otherwise, the premature offer is locally considered rude and rushing diners. 
Why visit Martinique?
Luxury travelers whom are beach lovers, foodies and naturists seeking beautiful beaches, culture, dormant volcano, fishing villages, golfing, history, lush green mountains, mountain climbing, nightlife, relaxation, sailing, shopping, snorkeling, tennis, tropical forest, waterfalls, water sports and windsurfing.
  • Coolest Season: March
  • Humid & Hottest: July -August
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: June - November
Hurricane Season is June - November, their impact usually occurs in September.

Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Musee Historique de St Pierre, 
  • Museums: An Mao, Ecomuseum of Martinique, Franck A. Perret Museum, Maison de la Canne, Musee de la Pagerie, Musée Départemental d'Archéologie et de Préhistoire de la Martinique, Musee d'Histoire et d'Ethnographie, Centre de Découverte des Sciences de la Terre, Space Museum Aimé Césaire, Le Musée de la Mer, Memorial Anse Caffard, Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin, La Maison du Bèlè, La Maison du Volcan, La Pagerie, Fondation Clément, Habitation La Sucrerie, Plantations Saint James and Sugar Plantation Museum.
  • Popular Attractions: Balata, Balata Botanical Gardens, Bibliotheque Schoelcher, Cabet, Cathedrale St Louis, Diamond Rock, Fort de France, Fort St Louis, Grande Anse de Salines, Lamentin Plain, La Savane, Mont Pelee, Musée de la Banane, Musee Gaugin, Musee Volcanique, Parc Naturel Regional de la Martinique, Pointe Simon, Pointe de Bout, Presque ile de la Caravelle, Rocher de Diamant, Savane de Petrifications, Sacre Coeur de Balata, St Anne, St Pierre,  Tois Ilets
  • Special Events: Carnival (January), Labor Day (May 1), Mount Pelee (May 8), Slavery Abolition Day (May 22), Le Tour de Martinique (July), Bastille Day (July 14), Tour des Yoles Rondes (August),  Beaujolais Nouveau Celebrations (November) and Martinique Jazz Festival (November).

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Dominica (dahm-uh-NEE-KUH)

Rosalie, Dominica. Photo Credit: Rajvinder Singh
"Nature Isle of the Caribbean"

History
  • 3100 B.C., Ortoroids arrived from South America.
  • 400 A.D., Arawaks who settled on the island.
  • In 1493, discovered by Christopher Columbus.
  • During 1600, the Kalinago's claimed the Island.
  • In 1630, the French were unsuccessful with missionary efforts.
  • In 1720, France took formal possession of the island.
  • In 1763, Great Britain gained control.
  • In 1805, the English developed the islands' sugar cane plantations.
  • In 1978, became independent of Great Britain.
  • In 1902, territory officially became a reservation.
Fun Facts
  • Agriculture and bananas dominate their economy. Supplemental income from tourism and offshore services.
  • Boiling Lake, is the world's second-largest hot spring.
  • Cricket is their popular sport.
  • Has hundreds of streams and over 300 rivers.
Good to Know
  • Ferry service connects to  Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia.
  • Not the ideal "beach destination" because of ease to access them.
  • You may enjoy reading, The Orchid House (written by Phyllis Shand Allfrey).
  • Island lacks large resorts, museums, nightlife, and shopping.
  • Still recovering from Hurricane Maria (2017).
  • A paradise for Bird Lovers with nearly 200 species to include the rare Amazonian Parrots (Jaco and Sisserou) only found there.
  • It's illegal to wear camouflage clothing.
  • Amongst the Karifuna people the ancient craftsmanship of basket weaving, canoe building, and wood craving still exist, available for purchasing.
Why visit Dominica?
  • Not a widely tourist destination island ideal for eco-travelers wanting unspoiled natural beauty with beautiful lakes, birdwatching, boating, diving, fishing, hiking, hot springs, kayaking, mountains, rain forests, snorkeling, wellness, whale watching, waterfalls, and water sports. 
  • Coolest Season: December - February
  • Humid & Hottest: May - October
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: June - November
  • Hurricane Season is June - November, their impact usually occurs between June - October.

Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Bois Cotlette Plantation, Fort Shirley Garrison, Fort Young, Rodney's Rock and The Old Mill Cultural Centre.
  • Museums: Dominica Museum
  • Popular Attractions: Boiling Lake, Calibishie, Cabrits National Park, Canefield, Champagne Reef, Dominica Botanic Gardens, Emerald Pool, Indian River, Jacko Falls, Kabet, Kalinago Barana Aute, Laudat, Layou River Valley, Middleham Falls Dominica, Morne Trols Pitons National Park, Mount Diablotins, Old Market Square, Papillote Tropical Gardens, Portsmouth, Roseau, Scott's Head, Soufriere Marine Park, Titou Gorge, Trafalgar Falls,  Valley of Desolation and Woodbridge Bay.
  • Special Events: Carnival (February/March), The Real Mas (February), Dominica Festival of Arts (DOMFESTA) (May), Tourism Awareness Month (May), Hike Fest (May), Jazz N'Creole (May), Domfesta (July), Cricket (August), Kalinago Week (September), World Creole Music Festival (October), Taste of Dominica (November) and Independence Day (November 3).

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Guadeloupe

Saint Anne, Guadeloupe Photo Credit: Hakan Tas
History
  • In 1815, became under French control.
  • In 1848, slavery was abolished.
  • In 1946, made an overseas Department of France.
  • Fun Facts
  • Individuals born on Guadeloupe are full French citizens.
  • While France provides imports and subsidies, its economy depends on agriculture, light industries, and tourism.
  • Producer of two-thirds the bananas are eaten in France.
  • Guadeloupeans are known to love champagne!
Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • The summit is often cloudy or fogged.
  • English is not widely spoken.
  • If you buy a madras fabric hat; do be mindful of the underlying message. Simply meaning, "one point" means your heart is available, "two points" means your heart is already taken, "three points" means your heart is taken, but you're still open to offers!
  • In the National Park's it's illegal to fish, hunt, pick flowers or use a radio.
  • At the waterfront, Marche de la Darse do buy something before taking any pictures without permission.
Why visit Guadeloupe?
  • Ideal for the adventurous independent traveler wishing to island-hop the offshore island while enjoying the mainlands architecture, active volcano, diverse culture, fishing, hiking, hot springs, lush rainforests, luxury made in France products, natural wonders, nude sunbathing, shopping, rugged mountainous coastline, scenic views and snorkeling.
  • Coolest Season: January - February
  • Humid & Hottest: July - November
  • Peak Season: December - May
Hurricane Season is June - November, their impact usually occurs during September.

Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Cathedral of St. Pierre & St. Paul, Fort Delgres, Fort Fleur d'Epee, Habitation La Griveliere, Maison Zevalos, Porte d'Enfer (Hell's Gate) and The Cathedral of Basse-Terre.
  • Museums: Coffee Museum, Edgar Clerc Archaeology Museum, Memorial ACTe, Musee du Rhum, and Musee St. John Perse.
  • Popular Attractions: Aquarium Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre, Deshaies, Bras David & the Maison de la Foret, Changy Hindu Temple, Chutes du Carbet, Gosier, Grande-Terre, iles des Saintes, La Pointe de la Grande Vigie, La Soufriere Volcano, Le Desirade, Le Moule, Les Mamelles, Le Parc National, Marche de la Darse, Maria Galante, Musee Schoelcher, Parc Zoologique et Botanique, Pointe a Pitre, Pointe des Chateaux, Pointe Tarare, Pont d'Alliance, Pont de la Gabarre, Riviere Salee (Salt River), Ste Anne, St Francois and Zoo de Guadeloupe.
  • Special Events: Jour de l’An (January), Carnival (Feburary), Les Nuits Caraïbes (February), Mi-Carême (March), Le FEMI (March), La Karujet (March), Le Guadarun (April), Le Caribulles (April), Fête du Crabe (April), Fête du Poisson (April), Fête du Cabri (April) and Le Terra Festival (April).

Offshore Islands:
  • Marie-Galante, the largest of Guadeloupe's offshore islands. Known as La Grande Galette (The Big Biscuit) for its flat and circular shape. Popular for ruined sugar mills, rum distilleries, and sugar fields.
  • Iles des Saintes, only three are inhabited of the eight island archipelago. Charmed for its barren landscape and walkable town. Most visitors explore Terre-de-Haut and Le Bourg.
  • Terre-de-Bas, an inhabited island once covered with sugar plantations. Attractions are their beaches, fort, and fishing.
  • La Desirade relies on fishing as there's little tourism beyond attractive beaches (one church, two hotels, a few bars, and restaurants).

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Montserrat

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"The Way the Caribbean Used to Be" and "The Emerald Isle"

History
  • In 1493, spotted by Christopher Columbus.
  • In 1632, European settlers arrived from St Kitts.
  • In 1783, became a British Crown Colony.
  • In 1960, choose to remain a colony even after Englands' statehood offering.
  • In 1989, Hurricane Hugo damaged more than 90% of the island.
  • On July 18, 1995, the capital city, Plymouth was destroyed by Soufriere Hills Volcano after being dormant for centuries.
  • In 1998, granted full residency rights in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • Since 1998, there have been two capitals, "official" in Plymouth and the "operating" one in Blades.
  • In 2002, British citizenship was granted.

Fun Facts
  • Financially supported by the British government, supplemental income derives by custom duties, fees, and taxes.
  • Air Studios Montserrat was opened by former Beatles producer George Martin for famous artists to relax and record on the island. Used by famous artists like Dire Straits, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, and Stevie Wonder.
  • Birthplace of songwriter, Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell. His all-time hit, Hot, Hot, Hot.
  • On the island's northwest tip, a new tourist attraction capital is being built and due to open by 2021.

Good to Know
  • Visitors are not permitted on the southern half of the island deemed "exclusion zone" area.
  • No four-lane roads, international chain stores, neon signs, or traffic lights.
  • Said to resemble coastal Ireland. Also, known for their Irish folk culture, shamrock decorations, Irish names, and Irish step dance. 
  • Much of the southern end of the island is uninhabitable.
  • Legend says anyone drinking the spring water from Runaway Ghaut Fountain will be drawn to repeatedly return to the island.
  • Buses can be irregular and considered unreliable.
  • Ferry from Antigua arrives at Port Little Bay (island north).
  • You may be interested to read, Living with the Unexpected (written by A.K. Possekel).
  • There are only two gas stations on the island.

Why visit Montserrat?
Most ideal for the diver and hiker not seeking the traditional tropical vacation but rather a "quieter" destination.

A great destination for charter boats, diving, hiking, shoreline caves, volcano observation, and yachts.
  • Coolest Season: January
  • Humid & Hottest: July - November
  • Peak Season: December - June
Hurricane Season is June - November.

Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Plymouth
Museums: Montserrat National Trust
Popular Attractions: Bat Cave, Bunkum Bay Beach, Brades, Carr's Bay, Center Hills, Falmouth Harbor, Garibaldi Hill, Let's Go Limin Rumshop, Little Bay, Montserrat National Trust’s Botanical Garden, Old Road Bay Beach, Oriole Walkway Trail, Rendezvous Bay, Runaway Ghaut, Silver Hill, St George Hill, The Cot, Woodlands
Special Events:Calabash (July), Cudjoe Head (Early July-Early August), Open Fishing Tournament (October), Alliouagana Festival (November), Carnival (December) and Festival Day (December).

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Antigua (ahn-TEE-guh) & Barbuda (bahr-BYU-duh)

Fort James Beach, Fort Bay, Antigua
Photo Credit: Kelcie Papp

"Land of 365 Beaches"

History
  • 3100 BC, Siboney's were on Antigua.
  • In 1632, the English settled on Antigua.
  • In 1685, Barbuda was leased to two brothers.
  • In 1705, Christopher Codrington wanted to purchase Barbuda from Queen Anne; a 99-year lease was granted for the price of "one fat sheep if demanded".
  • In 1889, English Harbor closed.
  • Until 1981, the English ruled the island.
  • In 1968, became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • In 2003, the American University of Antigua College of Medicine was established.

Fun Facts
  • These islands are Spanish for ancient and bearded.
  • Tourism dominates its economy with supplemental income from financial services and online gambling.
  • The Black Pineapple is not black but, rather differs to it's dark green exterior unripe color.
  • Betty's Hope (Antigua) is the only operational wind-powered Sugar Mill amongst the Caribbean Islands.
  • Crossroads Center, a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation center (Antigua) was founded by Eric Clapton, Guitarist, and hospital executive groups.
  • Antigua was one of the first countries to legalize, license, and regulate online gambling.
  • You may enjoy reading: A Small Place (written by Jamaica Kincaid) and Hornblower in the West Indies (written by C.S. Forester).
  • A movie that may inspire your travels, The Sweetest Mango (2001).
  • Antigua is one of the busiest Eastern Caribbean cruise ports.

Good to Know
  • Daylight savings time not observed.
  • Barbuda Express, high-speed catamaran runs between St Johns and Barbuda five days a week.

Hurricane Season is June - November, their impact usually occurs between mid-August to mid-October.

  • Coolest Season: January - February
  • Humid & Hottest: August
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: May - November

For American travelers who have been to The Bahamas or the Virgin Islands wishing to further explore the Caribbean Islands, this can be a great next destination.


Why visit Antigua?
Offers a sophisticated atmosphere with pink or white sand beaches, bird watching, bone fishing expeditions, rich history, sailing, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, and tubing. 
 

Your Must-See & Do
Historical Sites: Betty's Hope Estate and Fort Berkeley.
Museums: Museum of Antigua & Barbuda. 
Popular Attractions: Antigua Distillery, Botanical Gardens, Cades Reef, Devil's Bridge, Falmouth, Fig Tree Drive, Heritage Quay, Liberta, Mount Obama (formerly Boggy Point), Nelson's Dockyard, Parliament Building, Public Market, Redcliffe Quay, Shirley Heights, St John's Cathedral and St Peter's Church. 
Why visit Barbuda?
Great for a day trip, otherwise an island destination offering true solitude and quietness with pink or white sand beaches, bicycling, bird watchers, hiking and wilderness.


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