The Ultimate Travel Guide for Planning a Trip to Turks and Caicos

The Ultimate Travel Guide for Planning a Trip to Turks and Caicos

I recently celebrated another birthday and continued the tradition of traveling to another island with my cousin. For my 30th, we were introduced to some of our roots in Barbados, last year we enjoyed food and beaches in Martinique, and this year we visited Providenciales island in Turks and Caicos. Turks and Caicos had been on my cousin’s list for a while so we were excited to find a flight...

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Bahamas

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Paradise Island

My sister and I received a complimentary day pass to the Warwick Paradise Island. All opinions expressed are my own. When I visited the Bahamas for  Junkanoo Carnival weekend, I wasn’t too upset because of the short visit. From the service of the staff to the lovely decor and incorporating Bahamian culture on the property, I knew I had to revisit the Warwick Bahamas with my sister on our cruise stop....

Don’t Forget the Islands! How to Help Hurricane Victims in the Caribbean

Disclaimer: Please refer to the FTC Charity checklist or Charity Navigator before making donations to any organization. I do not claim responsibility for these organizations or money donated. If you’ve been following the news lately, you are aware of Hurricane Irma and Maria’s impact in the Caribbean leaving people without power, food, shelter, totally abandoned and even dead. Many of you know I am of Caribbean descent and the islands are still home...

A Complete Guide to Booking a Casa Particular in Cuba

In addition to questions on how to visit Cuba and getting around, I received many questions on where to stay in Cuba. Hotels are pretty expensive, but to be in compliance with the “Support for Cuban People” category, you should be staying in Casa Particulares (casa particular, or casa for short). Types of casa particulares in Cuba include private rooms in apartments and houses. If you desire, you can rent the apartment...

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and each year New York City hosts Caribbean Week. At this year’s Media Marketplace session , I had the opportunity to speak with individuals representing islands in the Caribbean Tourism Organization. A lot of people think the islands only offer blue waters, white sand beaches, or it as just a cruise stop. In efforts of learning the similarities and differences between the islands by...

Transportation Options in Cuba

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Since coming back from my trip to Havana, Cuba I received so many questions about getting there, transportation, and where to stay. If you’re a first-time reader, I suggest reading my tips on planning a trip as an American citizen. Since my cousin and I paid for lodging in advance, the majority of our money spent was on food and taxi services. If you are visiting anytime soon, here are...

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

If you haven’t noticed, Cuba is one of the most popular travel destinations for the year. Since taking a Caribbean Music course in college and being a lover of history, I’ve been wanting to visit. I’ve asked friends, read several blog posts and even joined Facebook travel groups to be informed of what to do, where to stay and what to eat. Since it’s much easier vs years past, here are...