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St. John: Little has Changed in 50 Years

The only restaurant in the only town on the island consisted of three tables on the second floor porch of a small townhouse. Accommodations were limited to either a luxurious resort or a spartan but beautiful campground. The island’s single…

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Bone Fishing in the Bahamas

As a young girl, my dad and I fished the Colorado River. Recently, I “upped” my game with fly fishing under Jarrett Sasser’s tutelage, High Desert Angler, in Santa Fe. With more than a little swagger, I strut my fisherman…

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Sunset at the Palms: Getting One’s Goat in Jamaica

I was delighted when my husband and I received Betty’s invitation to join her for a picnic at the Sunset in the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica. The setting was lush, the food and wine enticing. Conversation, though, was a tad strained….

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Nevis Island: Hamilton’s Birthplace

A few years ago, the fact that an island was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton would have elicited very little excitement. But now since the advent of the hit Broadway musical “Hamiliton,” Nevis is all of a sudden a must-see…

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Caribbean: Island of Nevis

Nevis is synonymous with tranquility; but, that does not mean it’s boring. Far from it. Case in point, we started our visit with a Pub Crawl from Nisbet Plantation, an inn founded on a former sugar mill plantation. But these…

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Curacao: Animal Encounters of the Best Kind

Their bodies were sleek and graceful, the skin soft to the touch, their demeanor welcoming even if a bit skeptical. Still, they were more used to this than I was. But I spread my arms out as instructed and flapped…

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Atlantis: Paradise Island Mega-Resort

The tiger shark passed over my head. We made eye contact until my attention was caught by the sting ray gliding by my side. Nothing unusual, perhaps, for a scuba diver, but I don’t dive. In fact, I wasn’t even…

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Star Clippers: An Adventure under Sail

Each year I try and do something unique on my birthday and this year, my 50th, was no different, except for the fact…this was different. My partner, Alberto, and I chose to sail with Star Clippers Cruises through the Leeward…

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St. Croix, the Gentle Virgin

  St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands and has fewer tourists than her busy neighbors St. Thomas and St. John. Besides the usual pleasantries of Island paradises like snorkeling in translucent waters, spying on tropical fishes…

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