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 Paradise Island with my sister on our cruise...

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 legally and getting around, I received many questions on where to stay. Hotels are pretty expensive, but to be in compliance with the Support for Cuban People category, you should be staying at a Casa Particular (vacation rental or casa for short). Types of casas include private rooms, apartments, or entire houses. If you’re visiting Cuba anytime soon, here are some tips...

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 Havana, 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 last post with 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 going to...

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 to travel to Cuba vs...

How To Celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend 

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Weekend

There’s always a uniqueness to every city and country that hosts Carnival. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to be invited by Bahamas Tourism to this year’s Junkanoo Carnival Weekend in Nassau. Celebrating its third year the Junkanoo Carnival is a celebration of the Bahamian culture and heritage. If you’ve never experienced mas in the Bahamas, here are some ways to celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend. Learn About the Junkanoo Culture...

Why Warwick Paradise Island is the Perfect Escape

Why Warwick Paradise Island is the Perfect Escape

Pressure on the job, home or in a relationship, will sometimes make you want an escape.  On my recent trip to The Bahamas for Junkanoo Carnival weekend, Warwick Paradise Island provided me with a complimentary stay. The resort has 12-floors, 250 rooms and provides luxury and hospitality for guests 18 and over. Read more on why Warwick Paradise Island is the perfect escape for any type of traveler. The Location Warwick Paradise...