Category Archives: Caribbean

Volcanoes, Hot Tamales & Sunshine..Oh My! Antigua, Guatemala

Volcanoes I'm not gonna lie--Antigua, Guatemala was full of surprises. I'm not crazy about nature but was pretty geeked at the sight of smoke oozing from  Volcán de Fuego. I wasn't a huge fan of tamales, but I cooked 8 steamed banana leaf hot tamales filled with pork and ate about 2.  I packed ponchos & rain boots to prepare for rainy season, then danced and sang my heart out during infrequent, short, Read more »

Aruba, A Happy Island of New Adventure

Adventures in Aruba This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. The last two times I traveled to the Caribbean it rained seventy-five percent of the time.  I had no choice but to make the best of it.  A few months ago, when my friend Ana and I decided to plan an island get-away, we had three requirements: 1) A destination where neither one of us has previously traveled; 2) An Read more »

Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

photo Anyone can visit the Caribbean and come back with a cheap T-shirt or a cheesy fridge magnet. Instead, I like to surprise friends and family with one – or three – of these uncommon souvenirs. By JetSetSarah ANGUILLA Smooth your scaly bits with Caribbean Soap & Sundries' handmade lotion bar formulated with beeswax plus coconut and sweet almond oils. Available in four scents (mango-and-papaya Read more »

Soul in Aruba

divi-tree-aruba low The Dutch island of Aruba has long been a popular tourist destination among Americans and for a good reason.  Aruba is wildly romantic, has turquoise blue water, possesses an incredibly unique landscape, and best of all, it’s easy breezy. For the 13th consecutive year, Aruba is home to the Soul Beach Music Festival that takes place from May 22th until May 27th.  This year’s lineup includes Read more »

Is It Happy Hour Yet?

happy_hour I have to admit, when I travel, I like to find that relaxing, pre-dinner spot to have a glass of wine or a cocktail, whether I am with friends, or going solo.  I even have the Happy Hour App on my phone (Yes, I have the app! Love it!).  It is with that I thought I will compile a list of 3 Happy Hour spots to checkout while traveling:     Sugar Factory,  Las Vegas, Nevada Need Read more »

St. Vincent Uncovered

St Vincent image I'm still surprised when I see tourists skipping St Vincent in favor of the pristine white beaches and 5 star hotels in the Grenadines. The Grenadines have a lot to offer to be sure --- I mean who wouldn't want to sit around with Mick Jagger, sipping bottles of ice-cold Guinness on Mustique? Overlooking St. Vincent however, is a mistake. The island is the epitome of rugged abundance, an eco-tourist's Read more »

Lets Chat…Beyonce & Jay-Z Vacation in Cuba, Should We Care?!

beyonce-jay-z-cuba-anniversary-650-430 Jay-Z & Beyoncé jetted off to Cuba to celebrate their five-year anniversary and many Cuban-American activist are pissed! Cuba is recognized as a communist country known for corruption and violence under Fidel Castro's regime, including torturing and murdering political prisoners and innocent families. Unfortunately like many other countries, human rights conditions in Cuba remain poor and fundamental Read more »

Six Winter Escapes for all Travelistas

BrazilSalvadorBahia3 As a globetrotting Travelista, I make it my mission to escape the cold winters of New York City to retreat to warm sunny places with sexy beaches, exciting culture, delectable cuisine, and global fashion.  There are a few places that I highly recommend for my fellow travelistas that will awaken your sense of adventure, expand your palate, give you a summer glow, and decorate your passport with more Read more »