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Beyond the Trip: 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on a Cruise

Lucaya Beach

Cruises are popular vacation options yet not many are aware that a cruise is much more than being spoiled with luxurious accommodations, full board meals and entertainment on board. A cruise is also a great opportunity to discover and experience the culture and recreation of the different places included in the cruise trip’s itinerary. Holiday […]

Los Campos de Sueños, Dominican Republic

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Getting Busy: Manny Mota and Los Campos de Sueños   The dirt streets of El Tamarindo are dusty with walkers.  El Tamarindo is a village that was blown here sixteen years ago by Hurricane Georges.  Tens of thousands on Hispaniola lost everything.  Many ended up in this barrio.    We are dusty, too, with walking.  […]

T Shirts for Haiti

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It was 1984 when my husband of just over a year suggested Haiti as a vacation destination.  He had an acquaintance who recently returned from the popular Club Med resort and suggested I bring T-shirts for the Haitians.  “They need clothing,” he informed me, “and they are grateful for anything you can give.” I dragged […]

Mossa’s Wheelbarrow in Haiti

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Like many people, I have wondered if I could make a difference in someone’s life. I am just one person. I’m no hero. So what could I really do? I’ll tell you…. I met Mossa. Mossa spends her life curled on an old foam-rubber mattress on the ground in northwest Haiti. Her one-room home has […]

From Montego-Bay to Royan

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From Montego-Bay to Royan Growing up in Jamaica, water was always at my fingertips. As a child, I considered her a close friend. I would play with the water and she would play with me. I would stand waist deep in her salty blues and she would splash me over and over trying to push […]

Tobago, a part of me.

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Tobago. It’s the sister island to my homeland Trinidad and just like sisters often are, they could not be more different. Tobago is like a dream that you don’t want to wake up from, it’s an entirely different world and that’s what makes it hard to believe that this magical island is accessible via a […]

Puerto Rico: Filming with Richard Bangs!

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When Richard Bangs invited me to travel to PUERTO RICO to film with Orbitz and the Puerto Rican Tourism Board: I SAID YES! Please enjoy Richard’s article about our journey and the many videos from our visit! Lisa When Christopher Columbus made landfall in Puerto Rico during his second trans-Atlantic voyage, in 1493, a young […]

Bahamas: The Via Dolorosa of Father Jerome

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The Via Dolorosa of Father Jerome We are travelers. Driven by a need like an unquenchable thirst to find out what lies beyond the horizon, we don’t spend much time in one place: we sail farther. Yet, sometimes we pause. Sometimes we climb a ridge and look from the top of a mountain to see […]

Academics & Adventure on Island heaven:Jamaica

Frankland Waterfalls

Academics and Adventure It was through my educational pursuits that the twin islands of St. Kitts and Nevis struck my radar. Though small in size this quaint island shaped like a juicy chicken leg on Google maps, is a masterpiece of sculpted volcanic peaks and mountain ranges protruding above the massive plains and low lying […]

Inspirational Waters in Trinidad and Tobago

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INSPIRATIONAL WATERS As I plunged myself into the water I felt all stress, all uncertainties an all negative aspects of my life just disappeared as my toes grazed the surface of the icy mountain water. Being in nature away from my hectic life, such as school or work is one of the greatest recreations that […]