Aruba: The Beach Is Just The Beginning

Tourists flock to Aruba, a Caribbean island 19 miles off the coast of South America, for the pristine, white-sand shoreline and placid, clear waters. But when you consider the island’s culture, history, nightlife, restaurants, sports and dramatic desert terrain, alluring beaches are just the opening act. >> Read More

St. Lucia — The Shangri-la Caribbean Island

St. Lucia is an earthly, verdant, mountainous paradise perfect for exploration and vacations. Located in the Caribbean’s southeast Windward Islands, St. Lucia has a volcanic, tropical landscape, with steep dramatic valleys and dark sand beaches–it resembles Hawaii…. >> Read More

Fort Lauderdale — 100 Years In The Making

Remember when Fort Lauderdale was crowned the ultimate party town for rowdy frat boys on spring break? Times have changed. Gone are the throngs of adolescent revelers (they’re in Cancun). Gone are the hippy swimwear boutiques that used to… .>> Read More

Miami — Luxury Vacations for Grown-ups

Miami is often portrayed as a mere playground for twentysomethings. In fact, this versatile city/county offers bliss to mature, moneyed adults seeking luxury, culture, a quiet refuge, fine dining and sophistication with their sunny vacation. >> Read More

Barbados: The Good-Time Caribbean Island

Barbados is the good-time Island. This easternmost Caribbean isle is south of the hurricane belt (good weather), has average 84-88 degree temperatures (warm sun), and is inhabited by friendly people (fraternizing with locals is a joy). Tony resorts (from boutique to big) are plentiful, cultural sites abound (steeped in history), a variety of sports are […]

Puerto Rico: A Sea, Sand and City Vacation

Puerto Rico boasts 272 miles of coastline, diverse beaches (calm waters to pounding surfs), a world-renown rain forest, tasty cuisine (if you don’t gain ten pounds in P.R., you haven’t lived!), friendly people and a swinging nightlife. Travelers can choose between an idyllic resort getaway, and a … >> Read More

The Island of Curaçao Jazzes It Up — New Festival. New Vibe. New Resort.

Curaçao, part of the Caribbean’s Netherland Antilles Islands, is just 35 miles north of Venezuela and well south of the hurricane belt. It’s a vibrant, arid isle, largely populated (150,000) by African and Dutch descendants and also home to people of 40 different nationalities. Add to the mix music lovers who trekked to Curaçao for […]

The U.S. Virgin Islands — 3 Unique Isles, 3 Unique Experiences

Arawak, Taino, Carib and Ciboney tribes inhabited the three main U.S. Virgin Islands–St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Then in 1493, Christopher Columbus explored the isles and named them for Saint Ursula and her virgins. Spain, the U.K, Netherlands, France and Denmark ruled the archipelago for 400 years until the U.S. purchased it for […]

Montreal Jazz Festival 2010 — Bigger is Better

For three decades the Guinness World Records has ranked the 11-day Montreal Jazz Festival as the largest in the world. But does size matter? Yes, if you have an impressive roster, conveniently located venues, international music lovers on a good vibe and a vibrant host city. Musicians Galore Ray Charles opened the first Montreal Jazz […]