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Cabarete, Dominican Republic: Riding High On Wind And Wave

Cabarete, Dominican Republic: Riding High on Wind and Wave

Cabarete hardly misses a beat, even in a pouring tropical deluge. Arrive by taxi along the main coastal route from Puerto Plata on a mid-summer day, and the route into this ever-lively resort town swiftly becomes crammed with traffic—cars, taxis, the local guaguas (mini-vans that make frequent stops), and of course the Dominican favorite, the motorbike. Creating a non-stop congestion as they enter the center of town, all ply their way at maximum speed through the rain along the two-lane…

Stuart Cove’s Aqua Adventures Nassau Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Aqua Adventures Nassau Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas is a place of unforgettable charm and also the home of Stuart Cove's Dive Shop. The town’s personality speaks of its historic nature and, at the same time, exudes modern energy. There is a dynamic downtown area chock full of options for shopping, where the government sets forth its structure. The waterfront serves the tourist population well, as does Bay Street, located only one block inland. Culture The culture of the Bahamas is heavily influenced by the lifestyles of…

Lovely St. Lucia

Lovely St. Lucia

Alive! This is the best the word to describe the island of St. Lucia. The tear-drop shaped island is part of the Winward Islands of the Caribbean, and is nestled between Martinique and St. Vincent islands. St. Lucia is a flourishing and diverse island with thick rain forests, mountain peaks, beaches, rare wildlife, and brilliant foliage. The island is small, at only 27 miles by 14 miles, but very fertile. Farming is fabulous in St. Lucia. Banana, sugar cane, coconut, and…

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Ahh! Stable ground. Fresh off the Grand Princess cruise ship I took in the salty and humid early morning air as I strolled along the squeaky clean sidewalk at the A.C. Wathey Pier at Pointe Blanche, in Dutch Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten is the world’s smallest land mass that is home to two sovereign nations…Dutch on the south side and French on the north. Sint Maarten is part of the Netherland Antilles, along with Curacoa, Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatuis.…

Curacao

Curacao

Around 600 years ago, Curacao saw its first sign of human civilization. South American Indians arrived on the island in search of drinking water, formed the Caiquetios tribe, and survived on the island via agriculture, fishing and hunting. The Caiquetios discovered the two main native people of the island the Arowaks, and the Cariben who lived in great contrast to one another. The Arowaks were the friendly people and the Cariben were known for their rituals of cannibalism. The Spaniards…

Nassau Bahamas – Do It The Bahamian Way

Nassau Bahamas – Do it the Bahamian Way

The Bahamas are steeped in history, rich in tradition, and teeming with life. Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, has propelled itself into the modern era as a king of commerce, industry and communications while still maintaining its old world charm via its well-kept colonial architecture, markets, and local events. The city is the largest on the islands of the Bahamas, with a population of more than 150,000. Located on the island of New Providence, and linked via bridge…

Meet Nicki LaPierre Marine Mammal Training – Florida Keys

Meet Nicki LaPierre Marine Mammal Training – Florida Keys

Nicki LaPierre is a perfect example of how determination and a little hard work can lead to finding your dream job. Nicki, a slender a 24 year old with a great tan, found her dream job three years ago as a dolphin handler in the beautiful Florida Keys. Her cheerful attitude clearly displays the passion she has for what she does. She always has a smile on her face, and that smile gets even bigger when she's around children. She…

Ocala, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Contrary to a great deal of native Floridian’s belief, many tourists view Florida as a place of intrigue. They think of it as a tropical destination just made for relaxation and entertainment. As a native Floridian myself, writing about the state has helped me to realize that all of the beauty, history, and mystique that attracts and beholds visitors was staring me right in the face when I was growing up. Now, I find myself learning about seemingly unlimited special…

Florida’s Miami Attractions

Florida’s Miami Attractions

Dade County, a historic region in Southern Florida, was created in 1863. The county was named after Major Dade. Major Dade was a soldier who was killed in in the 1835. In 1997, Dade County’s name was changed to Miami-Dade County, via voter approval. Today, according to the 2000 census, the county is immense, with a population of well over two million. The county is home to many different cities, including Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles,…

The Wild And Scenic Loxahatchee River

The Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River

I recently had one of the most exciting adventures of my life. The afternoon started with a plan to drift lazily down the Loxahatchee River taking pictures of wildlife, as I would be blanketed by the shade from the 500-year-old Cypress trees. That plan was suddenly exchanged with an adventurous kayaking trip that I would never forget. Canoeing and kayaking on the "Wild and Scenic" Loxahatchee River is day full of adventure and beauty that is a must do for…