Souvenir Shopping in the Caribbean

Souvenir Shopping in the Caribbean

The Caribbean represents the kind of place that inspires even the least artistic nature to become a passionate photographer. The picture-perfect landscapes will surely result in some unforgettable snaps, but it would be a pity to have no memory of your Caribbean experience but some nice photos. When it comes to souvenir hunting, the Caribbean offer an amazing diversity of products. The multiculturalism of the islands make all kinds of products available, from English porcelain to locally made r... [ read more ]

Guide to St. Martin Nightlife

Guide to St. Martin Nightlife

Despite it being one of the smaller Caribbean islands, St. Martin/St. Marteen experiences a thriving nightlife. The cruise ship docking on the island insure a constant flow of tourists, who are all anxious to explore this beautiful Caribbean island with a part creole, part French, part Dutch culture. St. Martin is well known for its bargain duty-free shops, but once these are closed tourists have no alternative but to try one the local restaurants, hit the dance floor for a crazy Caribbean p... [ read more ]

Popular Cruise Ship Destinations in the Caribbean

Popular Cruise Ship Destinations in the Caribbean

A cruise ship voyage is a common way to experience the diversity and exoticism of Caribbean islands. Such a trip can last anywhere between 3 days and 3 weeks and it’ll give you the chance to see the busiest Caribbean ports. Bermuda, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean with the US and British Virgin Islands and Western Caribbean with the Mexican Riviera and the Dominican Republic are the most popular itineraries, but some cruise lines will also adventure into the Southern Caribbean, with the smaller isl... [ read more ]

Where to Taste the Best Rum in the Caribbean

Where to Taste the Best Rum in the Caribbean

Rum is one of the many things we owe to the innovative spirit of Caribbean nations. While it’s hard to establish exactly where this flavored alcoholic drink first originated, we all know it quite well for its constant interference with pirate and sailor stories. Rum is also the ingredient for many delicious cocktails and mouthwatering cakes. Same as with whiskey or any other national drink, the best rum is made at its birthplace, in the Caribbean islands. But exactly where to taste the be... [ read more ]

An Introduction to Creole Culture

An Introduction to Creole Culture

The mix of languages and ethnicities have transformed the Caribbean into one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world. While intense tourism makes English the most commonly spoken language, this is not the language that the actual inhabitants of the Caribbean islands speak. The culture of the Caribbean is basically creole (meaning that it’s rather a mix of several cultures). If you what to find out more about this top rated holiday destination, check out my brief introduction to... [ read more ]

Smallest Islands in the Caribbean

Smallest Islands in the Caribbean

If you ever looked at a map of the Caribbean, you’ve probably been surprised to see all those tiny spots in a sea of blue, spots that actually represent some Caribbean islands. The Caribbean, despite the many numbers and appealing images that come to your mind when hearing this word, is home to some of the smallest countries in the world. Some of the most popular tourist locations are islands with a surface of just a few square kilometers: you can tour them in a couple of hours. But on the oth... [ read more ]