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Barbados travel stories

Where in the World is Matt Lauer? Barbados, of course!

(New York, NY, November 11, 2011) – Warm Caribbean sun, exotic cuisine and friendly smiles made their way across televisions nationwide this morning as Matt Lauer of NBC’s The TODAY Show wrapped up his world-wide “Where In The World is Matt Lauer?” on the island of...

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The Off Season In Barbados

The concept of the off season has never been prominent in my thoughts until I arrived in Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados exactly one week before Easter Sunday. I had just flown for 10 hours from Vancouver to Bridgetown via Toronto. I arrived at my hotel around...

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

At Barbados airport, the fares to the various island destinations are posted on a board outside the arrivals area. I made sure that my taxi driver knew the fare to my destination and whether I would be paying him in US or East Caribbean dollars. From Melville Hall in...

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The Andromeda Botanical Gardens of Barbados

The Andromeda Botanical Gardens were created in 1954 by a local horticulturalist, Iris Bannochie, who was an avid plant collector and travelled the world gathering specimens to plant in her garden high above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two...

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Harrison’s Cave on Barbados

Harrison's Cave is a major tourist attraction in Barbados. After I paid for my ticket, I could have walked down to the visitor's centre, but instead I took one of the three elevators that have been strategically placed so they aren't an eyesore. Outside the centre...

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Bathsheba on Barbados

Lying on the verandah of my hotel the crash of the Atlantic Ocean waves is constant. The view both ways along the coastline shows white-topped waves smashing into the boulders and beaches. This is Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados and it's not visited by many...

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Playing Polo in Barbados

Excitement radiates throughout my body as I don my helmet and horse and acquaint myself with my long-handled mallet. I’m in Barbados, taking a polo lesson from world-renowned player and Vice Captain of the Barbados Polo Club, Jeff Evelyn, at his private field in St....

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Barbados Packs a Rum Punch

In Barbados, rum punch isn’t just a drink; it’s a way of life.  It pervades the entire culture.  More than 35,000 independently owned rum shops churn out punches to an exceptionally happy island populace on a daily basis. And some version of the national cocktail can...

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Barbados Sandy Lane’s Free Golf Offer

Sandy Lane Resort is offering and unprecedented, three rounds of golf, complimentary for bookings made and experienced in April 2007 (Minimum 3 nights stay required.) Guests are able to play the rounds of golf on The Country Club Course, which was the recent host for...

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Barbados, Barbados, Barbados (video podcast)

Maryl stops by Barbados for some In The Know of this Caribbean island with Barbados Tourism at this year's Los Angeles Times Adventurers Expo February 10-11. Learn about how Barbados is unique and a great travel destination for culture and beaches. For more on...

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