Belize

Belize is a diver’s delight, but we were a little skunked by windy weather.  We snorkeled, biked and walked miles on the beach.

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Roatan

Roatan was on our radar as one of the top spots in the world for marine life.  Honduras itself, however, has the highest murder rate of any country in the world.  We felt safe, but […]

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Wild Things in Grand Cayman

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars off the coast of Grand Cayman.  Stingrays began gathering here when fishermen stopped here to clean their catch.  Now, the stingrays associate the sound of a boat motor […]

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Jamaican Bobsledding, mon!

There’s now a Jamaican bobsled attraction that’s pretty fast and curvy, so we gave that a run before horseback riding in the Caribbean Sea.  We hit a quiet day at Dunn’s River Falls, without a […]

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Jamaica’s Blue Hole

Jamaica’s Blue Hole in Ocho Rios was a locals only delight for years, but now they’ve opened it up.  Our guide led us through waterfalls, caves, rope swings and a raging river rappel.

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Simple life in Bonaire

Bonaire has a sleepy quality.  It’s outside the hurricane belt, and isn’t developed with major hotel chains.  Life is simple here, with only 17,000 inhabitants and mostly diver tourism.

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Bonaire

Bonaire is a small island, part of the ABC islands (Abaco, Bonaire, Curacao), near Venezuela and is governed by the Netherlands.  It’s very odd to hear someone breaking into Dutch, which they do on a […]

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La Romana, Dominican Republic

La Romana is located on a beautiful bay, with warm sunny weather.  We didn’t venture far off the resort, which is surrounded by jungle, and has a thriving mosquito population.

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Dune Buggying in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the most visited of all the islands in the Caribbean by a wide margin.  We stayed on the south coast, which is a study in contradictions.  A beautiful resort, surrounded by poverty […]

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Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

The island of Vieques, just west of the main island in Puerto Rico, has a bioluminescent bay that holds the Guinness Book of World Record for being the brightest, more than 12 times the next […]

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Key West

Key West is and island only 4 miles long by 1 1/2 miles wide.  Between 1828 and 1850, it was the wealthiest city in Florida, thanks to fishing and salt production.  Now the main industries […]

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Key West Truman’s Little White House

Truman became president abruptly, after FDR’s death, and only 83 days into his vice-presidency.  In the next year, Truman oversaw the ending of the war in Europe, the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan (followed […]

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