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Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!
Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!
Feb 18, 2019

Best Staffed Villas in the Caribbean

The only thing better than staying in a Caribbean villa is staying in a staffed Caribbean villa. After all, who really wants to cook on vacation? Some travelers like the…

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Oct 30, 2018

Tipping in the Caribbean: An Island by Island Guide

Tipping can be one of the trickiest parts of travel— some regions won’t accept tips at all, whereas others will tack on additional fees until you’re bone-dry. The Caribbean is…

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Nov 20, 2017

Christmastime in Barbados: 5 Festivities You Can't Miss

Looking to escape the typical Christmas and holiday stress, but want it to still feel like Christmas? This is a conundrum many people face when planning for the holidays. Barbados,…

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Jul 27, 2017

Barbados' Crop Over Festival

As July comes to a close, one of the liveliest festivals in Barbados is heating up: the Crop Over Festival. The island is well-known for its many festivities and celebrations,…

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The Kensington Oval Barbados
The Kensington Oval Barbados
Feb 13, 2017

Is it Time for some Liming in Barbados?

If you enjoy good food, good drinks, and a good time, then you won’t find it hard to master the Barbadian art of “liming.” This unique island term is used…

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Nov 25, 2014

Snorkeling On Barbados, Hop On A Catamaran

During our recent Barbados visit, Cole wanted to check out a tour offered through Action Charters.  A friend of his spent a day on one of their cats earlier in…

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Oct 13, 2014

Surfing Freights Bay Barbados with Barry from Surf-Barbados.com

Learning to surf is practically a rite of passage for island frequenters and water fanatics everywhere, and for lessons in Barbados, I recommend checking out Barry’s Surf School - surf-barbados.com. …

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Jul 22, 2014

Family Friendly Carnivals In The Caribbean

The Caribbean is beaches, sun, sand, exotic locales and…carnivals? Most definitely. Carnivals aren’t just crazy, costumed parties. They are a great way for you and your family to soak up…

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View from the massive pool at Ocean Mist villa in Barbados
View from the massive pool at Ocean Mist villa in Barbados
Feb 4, 2014

Best of the Week - Ocean Mist, Barbados

Encompassed by lofty coral walls and coconut trees, Ocean Mist Villa is ideally situated on the low cliff front of Barbados’ southeastern coast. This week’s Best of pick is perfect…

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conch shell sign
conch shell sign
Oct 11, 2013

Top 9 Caribbean Bucket List Items - What’s Your #10?

Whether it’s a neatly organized Pinterest board, a scratched up legal pad list or a multi-page journal entry, most of us have crafted some sort life “wish list” of accomplishments…

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