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Customs when entering The Bahamas

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Customs when entering The Bahamas

The Customs officers in The Bahamas were deeply suspicious of my motives for visiting their country on two separate occasions within one week. My itinerary was taking me from Grand Cayman to Montego Bay and then on to Nassau, before heading over to the Turks and Caicos Islands. I was returning from Providenciales to Nassau and then flying to Great Exuma from where I was returning to Vancouver via Toronto. I was travelling on my own throughout the whole trip. When I arrived in Nassau the first time, there was an absolutely massive queue of...

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The Sweets and More in Jamaica (video)

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The Sweets and More in Jamaica (video)

Why is travel to Jamaica so great? I think I have interviewed Dian Holland four or five times at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure show in Los Angeles and it is always a good time. This interview is no different as we talk about Jamaica: it’s foods, flavors and fun. I am still trying to find a great Jamaican patty in Los Angeles. More about Travel in Jamaica Fiji on In The Know Traveler Basic information about Jamaica Travel...

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Havana Perspective

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Havana Perspective

Running Through Havana A New Lens on Havana Understanding the flow of Cuban life begins at the artery of the Old City, Calle Obispo. Formed of piece-mealed cobblestone and sand (occasionally broken up to reveal new fiber-optic cable), Calle Obispo’s streets run from the northernmost point from Parque Central south to Plaza de Arms. El Floridita bar crowns the north, made famous by Hemingway, an homage to the power of the pen. The south by the 16th century fort Castillo de la Real Fuerza and a reminder that might makes right. Calle Obispo...

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Skipping the Beach on Aruba Vacations

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Skipping the Beach on Aruba Vacations

Skipping the Beach in Aruba With a threat of endangered bats bound to fly into my hair, I was not crazy about climbing the steps to the mouth of the cave. But this was the real, natural Aruba I hoped to immerse myself in, so into the hole I went found inside the Arikok National Park. After a jeep drive through cacti field, herds of goats and some hilly, colorful residential areas, I arrived at the Quadirikiri, Fontein and Huliba caves for a little basic spelunking. While turning my brain off and soaking in the incredible views from the beach...

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Curacao’s Colorful Culture

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Curacao’s Colorful Culture

Curacao’s Colorful Culture   The restaurant owner slipped something in my hand with a wink, and then was gone. He gifted me a little colorful coin purse with “Jaanchie’s” emblazoned on the front as a thank you for savoring his food. But it really wasn’t necessary – the somewhat tough to find lunch spot that didn’t even have a menu was the best food I had on the Caribbean island of Curacao. Silver platters shaped like fish can be filled with chicken, beef, goat or, for the brave, iguana meat. There’s plenty of “Bright” beer to...

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Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico

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Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico

  Mofungo and Mulligans: Golfing in Puerto Rico They might as well have handed me a magic wand for all I knew what to do with a golf club. My trip to the northeast region of Puerto Rico called for a golf-centered adventure hitting up all the top courses on the island. At first the talent of the other players was overwhelming as they traded handicap stats and knowledge of the pros standings back and forth. But I diligently practiced, observed and eagerly embraced the sport – not hard to do in the palm-tree laden, spicy environment of an...

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Meet the People in Jamaica

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Meet the People in Jamaica

  JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD ENCOURAGES VISITORS TO ‘MEET THE PEOPLE’ AND EXPERIENCE THE JAMAICAN WAY OF LIFE KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 28, 2013 – To offer visitors a chance to explore beyond the resort and experience the Jamaican way of life, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) created the Meet the People in Jamaica program, available at no cost to individuals and families. Whether visitors are seeking to learn how to dance to the infectious sounds of reggae, prepare an authentic Jamaican dish,meet with a famous Jamaican artist to learn the...

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Surprise History of the Dominican Republic

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Surprise History of the Dominican Republic

Surprise History of the Dominican Republic                                                                                   The Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula What do the streets of Philadelphia and the idyllic northeast coast of the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula have in common? Answer: William (“Will”) Kelley, a descendant of freed slaves from Philadelphia, and others like him, who speak English with little or no accent, have British and Irish names and even carry on the tradition of afternoon tea. I had the pleasure of...

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The Dominican Republic Tees-Off Golf Season

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The Dominican Republic Tees-Off Golf Season

Golf season starts at One of Dominican Republic’s Award-Winning Courses DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, March 18, 2013 — Dominican Republic is known worldwide for award-winning and brilliantly-designed golf courses that are surrounded by unspoiled nature, breathtaking coastlines and lush green fairways. During its golf season people from all over the world come to play as most clubs provide clinics, lessons with elite players and golf vacation packages that cater to serious and recreational players. And there is no better time than now to...

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Golf course by the sea in Curacao

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Golf course by the sea in Curacao

  Island goers can play like the pros at Old Quarry Golf Course by the sea WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao (March 13, 2013) – The AAA Four Diamond Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, home to Curacao’s distinguished Old Quarry Golf Course by the sea, invites golf aficionados to tee off along the emerald-colored Spanish Water Bay. Created by world-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye, the 18-hole championship course features panoramic water views, pristinely manicured fairways and every luxury to play like the pros. Golfers of all ages are...

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New International Arrivals Terminal in the Bahamas

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New International Arrivals Terminal in the Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Oct. 16, 2012 – Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau opened its new international arrivals terminal in October. This is the second stage of the planned three-stage, $409 million redevelopment of The Bahamas’ largest airport. The first visitors through the new facility arrived at 9:03 am on JetBlue flight 1791 from Fort Lauderdale. Arriving travelers found an entirely new first impression of the destination thanks to improvements to the physical space and the airport services and amenities. Officials of...

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Dominican Republic Offers It All

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Dominican Republic Offers It All

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Already known for its silky smooth beaches, breathtaking mountains, and adrenaline-pumping water sports, luxurious accommodations, and more, Dominican Republic is gaining the attention of visitors for its uniquely-Dominican products and iridescent gemstones. The history and culture engrained in the Dominican way of life have made it the majestic destination that it is today and in turn have provided the world with those qualities’ physical forms — the...

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“No Problem” in the Dominican Republic

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“No Problem” in the Dominican Republic

“No Problem” in the Dominican Republic “No problem, no problem!” I vaguely heard Juan shout as he drove our mototaxi the wrong way down a one-way street. Getting on his taxi went against my better judgment, but it was cheap and I was tired, and he drove by at the right time. I was left with no choice but to believe his promises of safety, but as he confidently broke numerous traffic laws, my mother’s cautions began to creep into my head. As we sped down the highway, three large people and two large backpacks on one very small...

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Goombay Festival to Blend Music and Bahamian Heritage

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Goombay Festival to Blend Music and Bahamian Heritage

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The annual Goombay street festival, a high-energy celebration of the cultural connection between Key West and the Bahamas, is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20. The lively festival is centered on Petronia Street, just off Key West’s famed Duval Street in the heart of the historic Bahama Village neighborhood. The fun runs from noon to midnight both days. Each year Goombay attracts thousands of people who view and purchase African and island arts and crafts, savor the flavors of vendors’ ethnic...

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Holiday Deals at Jamaica Resort

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Holiday Deals at Jamaica Resort

The Cliffs of Negril, Jamaica – Make a splash this holiday season with an unforgettable stay at Moon Dance Cliffs, a stunning, peaceful seaside resort and spa perched on the dramatically beautiful, westernmost edge of Jamaica. Book now and take advantage the resort’s Holiday Specials offering up to 30% off nightly rates. From December 22, 2012 through January 2, 2013, stay four 4 – 6 nights and receive 20% off Moon Dance Cliff’s nightly rates. Stay 7 nights and enjoy even deeper savings with 30% off its nightly rates. Negril’s newest luxury...

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