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Bonaire is one of three islands that make up the catchy nickname: the ABC islands. This colorful Netherlands Antilles archipelago lies 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and is comfortably outside the Caribbean’s hurricane belt. Bonaire is laid-back by design. Large chain hotels have been kept out and eco-preservation has been enforced sinceContinue reading “Bonaire!”
When we travel, I love to bring home mementos of our journey….both for me and for friends and family. But this can be challenging. What do I get? How do I get it home? It needs to be small, unbreakable (most of the time!), useful and fun. When going to Alaska, I love to buyContinue reading “Must have souvenirs!”
The last port of our cruise was Phillispsburg, St. Maarten. We have been here once before, so we decided to just stay locally and enjoy the beach. Since we were here overnight, it was fun to see the town during the evening, when it was basically empty of tourists. And we had the beaches toContinue reading “Phillipsburg, St. Maarten”
Link to YouTube video on the port is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8iBVuK0eQ Barbados was first visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. The island first appeared on a Spanish map in 1511. When an English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625, the men took possession of it in theContinue reading “Bridgetown, Barbados”
Next stop….St. Kitts and Nevis. View the YouTube video at \https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK30220Ythw In 1493, Christopher Columbus sailed by the island of St. Kitts. Although he named it Sant Jago (St. James), later Spanish explorers confused this island with another that Columbus named St. Christopher. As a result, the island became known as St. Christopher. The name St.Continue reading “Basseterre, St. Kitts”
I finally got the chance to visit St. Thomas…this has been on my bucket list for some time. Be sure to watch our video at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_h2burcSo St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and is known for beautiful beaches and snorkeling spots. Founded by theContinue reading “St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands”