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Caribbean Travel October 2012 Archive


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Review of the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort in the Dominican Republic

Friday October 26, 2012
Bavaro Beach is one of the Caribbean's prettiest strands, and it's one of the biggest attractions about a stay at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. But it's hardly the only ... Read More

Hurricane Sandy Pounds Bahamas

Thursday October 25, 2012
Now a Category 2 storm, Hurricane Sandy is churning its way through the Bahamas on its way to a collision with the U.S. East Coast after making landfall in Jamaica, ... Read More

Mexico's Rosewood Mayakoba Resort Reopens

Wednesday October 24, 2012
Fresh off a $1.6-million renovation, the Rosewood Mayakoba resort reopened earlier this month with an expanded spa and fitness center and refreshed restaurants and kids' club. The Playa del Carmen ... Read More

Southwest/AirTran Adds Service Between BWI and Punta Cana

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Southwest Airlines -- via its AirTran subsidiary -- will launch service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic beginning in April 13, with daily service out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). AirTran already ... Read More

Tropical Storm Sandy: Warnings Posted in Jamaica and Haiti

Monday October 22, 2012
A tropical storm watch has been posted in Jamaica and Haiti due to the formation of Tropical Storm Sandy about 400 miles south of the island. On its current path, ... Read More

Top Attractions in Grenada

Friday October 19, 2012
London Olympics 400-meter sprint champion Kirani James has brought huge attention to his home island of Grenada because of his emergence on the world stage and his sportsmanlike exchange with ... Read More

Rafael Drenches Caribbean, Menaces Bermuda

Monday October 15, 2012
Tropical Storm Rafael brought heavy rains to the Virgin Islands, flooding to St. Kitts, and lahares (mudslides) to Montserrat this weekend, and has become a hurricane as it heads north ... Read More

Tropical Storm Rafael

Saturday October 13, 2012
A late-forming tropical storm has popped up in the Caribbean and is threatening a variety of islands. Tropical Storm Rafael currently has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and tropical ... Read More

Tropical Storm Patty Forms Northeast of the Bahamas

Thursday October 11, 2012
A tropical wave has coalesced into Tropical Storm Patty, which has 40 mph winds centered about 200 miles northeast of the central Bahamas but is causing little immediate concern among ... Read More

Taking Nevis from the Top: Climbing Nevis Peak

Thursday October 11, 2012
Think about what might make a stay at the Four Seasons Resort on Nevis: a luxurious room, pampering service, spa treatments, fine dining. Now, think of an opposite experience, one ... Read More

Nevis Peak and the Four Seasons

Monday October 8, 2012
  The Four Seasons Nevis sits on Pinney's Beach with 3,232-foot Nevis Peak in the background. Taking a break from all the relaxation at this peaceful luxury resort to climb to ... Read More

Nevis, Here We Come -- On a Wing and a Prayer

Friday October 5, 2012
Heading down to Nevis this weekend to check out the Four Seasons and its amazing-looking beach cabanas, which really seem more like mini houses than the glorfied changing rooms you ... Read More

Islands of the Damned: Halloween in the Caribbean

Thursday October 4, 2012
From the Bermuda Triangle to Haitian zombies and Mayan sacrifices, there's plenty of frights and fun to be had in the Caribbean at Halloween time! Haunted Caribbean: Top Spooky and Scary ... Read More

Great Caribbean Rums for Under $15

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Despite the annoyance of TSA rules prohibiting liquids on planes and infuriating checked-bag fees, I always try my best to bring home  some rum from my trips to the Caribbean. ... Read More

Attend an Event or Festival Any Week You're in the Caribbean

Monday October 1, 2012
Timing can be everything in travel as well as life, and if you've got some flexibility in your travel plans I recommend checking out my lists of monthly events in ... Read More

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