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Plane Spotting in St. Maarten

I had one request for my 35th birthday: head to St. Maarten for a long weekend of plane spotting. If you love planes (& tropical locations), this is a bucket list trip! Here are some of my favorite shots from the long weekend. From Sunset Bar on Maho Beach: From Sonesta Ocean Point Resort… From […]

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Hotel Review: Sonesta Maho Beach

Because I’m married to the best man on the planet, for my 35th birthday in mid-March, B surprised me with a trip I’ve been nagging him to go on for years: a long weekend in St. Maarten to watch the planes land at Princess Juliana International Airport over Maho Beach. The preferred plane spotting hotel, […]

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50 Things I Love About Barbados – In Photos

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Barbados’ independence from the UK & I’m sure that Bajans have cooked up one heck of a lime (that’s their word for party). This dot in the Caribbean holds a soft spot in my heart from the years my Dad lived there as an ex-pat. The friendly locals, delicious […]

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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Heaven in St. Thomas

Like most semi-regular cruisers, we had been to St. Thomas before. Several times before. We had almost given up on the most popularĀ of the U.S. Virgin Islands as too touristy. So when we saw that our cruise ship once again stopped in St. Thomas (as most do), we knew we wanted to do something different. […]

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Snorkeling with Grenada Seafaris

Our third stop on Royal Princess was another island we hadn’t previously visited: Grenada. Known as the Spice Island due to its production of nutmeg & mace, this little island has a big history (U.S. & coalition troops invaded in 1983 to break up a coup). It is also surrounded by gorgeous Caribbean waters & […]

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Snorkeling in Bonaire with Woodwind

Our second cruise stop was in Bonaire – the island I was probably most excited to visit. This largely untouched, undeveloped island has zero traffic lights & one of the most amazing reefs in all of the Caribbean. Protected since the late 1970s as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, the coral reef off […]

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