The Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Colonial City of Santo Domingo UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: After the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the island of Hispaniola in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town was laid out on the grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in …

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8 Interesting Facts About Puerto Rico

The Raíces Fountain in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located just off the coast of the U.S., Puerto Rico is more than just another territory of the United States—there’s a lot of interesting things about this island nation that most people might not know. On one of my trips to Puerto Rico I visited as a guest of the island’s tourism board. I spent …

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17 Interesting Facts About The Bahamas

Interesting Facts About The Bahamas

The Bahamas—just saying the word conjures images of pristine aqua waters, white sandy beaches … and cruise ships galore. The Bahamas are a popular tourist destination for many all over the world, but you’d be surprised by how much you do not actually know about this cluster of islands! Whether you’re planning to travel to …

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Riding the World’s Highest Zipline in Puerto Rico

The Beast zipline in Puerto Rico

The idea of ziplining high over the landscape has always appealed, but even though I’ve traveled for years now to dozens and dozens of countries, ziplining in Puerto Rico was an entirely new experience for me. When the Puerto Rico Tourism Corporation invited me to the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, I couldn’t say no. …

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Let the Caribbean Island Hopping Adventure Begin!

Hello from the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where I’m one week into my Caribbean island hopping adventure! I have been excited about this trip for quite some time. I’ve always had a fascination with small countries and islands. When I began my travels in 2007 I started in the Pacific …

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Aboard the Crown Princess – Day 1

This was written in The Bahamas at 24 35.9107′ N, 76 02.5875′ W The first day aboard my first cruise has come and gone. Somethings surprised me and some totally met my expectations. The moment people get on board the ship they enter into vacation mode. Just walking around after I put my bags away, …

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Aboard the Crown Princess – Day 2

Our cruise itinerary was changed because of a hurricane in the Caribbean. What was to be our last stop ended up becoming our first stop. It was the place I was looking forward to the least. In the previous post I mentioned that Princess owns a private island in the Bahamas. It turns out that …

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Princess Cruise Recap

I’ve been off the ship now for almost two weeks, and that has given me plenty of time to reflect about the experience I had on the Crown Princess. This was my first ever experience on a cruise, so that is where I am coming from. Also, it was a media trip sponsored by Princess …

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