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10 Reasons to Island Hop the Caribbean

It’s Faraway Friday! The last several Throwback Thursdays on the blog have been all about the Caribbean, so this Friday post has to be all about these beautiful islands! I scheduled these posts several weeks ago, before Harvey, Irma, or Maria ever blew in. These gorgeous islands depend on tourism in a tremendous way, so… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Island Hop the Caribbean

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Kitts & Nevis

Originally published in September 2009. For more about my Caribbean Cruise Adventure, check out my Caribbean page! September 26: St. Kitts–The loveliest surprise of the week! This is the ONLY place we went that rivals St. John in beauty and seclusion! It’s the smallest of the islands we went to–35,000 people, and 50,000 “green velvet”… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Kitts & Nevis

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on Antigua

Originally published in September 2009. For more on my Caribbean Cruising adventure, check out my Caribbean page! September 25: Antigua! The island of 365 beaches! Have you ever seen a postcard from Antigua? It really looks like that! Crystal clear water, white sand, green mountains… spectacular! But first I have to tell on myself, as… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Antigua

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Cruise Fiasco: Royal Caribbean International vs. Hurricane Irma

This is a different sort of post for me. I like to be positive and upbeat on my blog, and I like to offer solutions to travel problems so you can make the most of your trip, wherever you find yourself. But some friends of mine had a truly terrifying, unsatisfactory experience on Royal Caribbean… Continue reading Cruise Fiasco: Royal Caribbean International vs. Hurricane Irma

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Lucia

Originally published in September 2009. If you want to know more about my Caribbean cruise experience, check out my Caribbean page! September 24: St. Lucia! This island was a far and away better experience than Barbados! Some friends of mine went here last year and couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. They were… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Lucia

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on Barbados

September 23: Barbados! Well, Barbados is a pretty place, but I’m glad I don’t live there! I think the Andy, Cathy, Suzy, and Diane all had a good experience, but Sara and I did NOT! We went to the tourism center and got a cab to take us on a tour of the island, but… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Barbados

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on Dominica

Originally published in September 2009. For more on this Caribbean cruise series, check out my Caribbean page! September 22: Dominica! We arrived in Dominica at 10:00am as scheduled. It’s still a very rural, agriculturally-based island, and it’s a totally different kind of beautiful than St. John. First of all, Sara and I met a very… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Dominica

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Thomas and St. John

Originally published in September 2009. For more on this Caribbean cruise trip, check out my Caribbean page! September 21: St. Thomas and St. John! What a beautiful day to spend in a beautiful place! Sara and I got off the boat pretty early and headed out to explore St. Thomas! We quickly decided, however, to take the… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Thomas and St. John

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on Puerto Rico

  Originally posted in September 2009. That year, I went on a cruise with my best friend Sara–a cruise that was supposed to be my honeymoon! Some friends from church were going and told me about this great deal on a weeklong cruise in the Caribbean for just $500 per person. I had already paid… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Puerto Rico

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Last Day in Freeport

Originally published on 10 January 2008. This Throwback post is part of a series of e-mails from my graduation trip to the Bahamas with my friend Terri! Our last day in the Bahamas was so much fun! Terri and I decided to explore a little of the downtown area and see where the people who actually live… Continue reading Last Day in Freeport