Phase one: The Caribbean
Collected by Melinda Nanovsky
East of the city of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast of Colombia lies the gorgeous, rugged Parque Tayrona, a true feast for all of the senses. The park doesn't have roads--you have to hike or go by boat in order to get past the entrance--so we...
Antigua and Barbuda
I'd never touched a stingray before. I'd never wanted to. It went against everything I believe about interactions with wildlife: look, but don't touch and certainly don't harass. Yet there is something undeniably magical about motoring out to a...
How can a "must do" experience on an island be leaving the island? When it's visiting the one-of-a-kind, totally off-the-beaten-path island of Montserrat. A modern day Pompeii, Montserrat used to be an emerald gem in the crown of the Caribbean....
Pavilion Dr, Osbourn, Antigua and Barbuda
Okay, this may not really qualify as a "must do" activity in Antigua for most, but I've never ever seen this ingenious invention before in all my Caribbean travels, so for me grabbing a couple mini rotis from the snackette at the airport is a...
124 S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands
Dive into the coral caves and passages at the Devil’s Grotto to really explore the oceanic flora and fauna of the Caribbean Sea. Swim through the incredibly thick schools of silverside fish, watch stingrays swim and play along the sand, and take...
S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands
Located just south of George Town, Smith Barcadere is a wonderful beach that offers top-notch snorkeling and diving just off the shore. The water is crystal clear, allowing the observation of colorful sponges, sea fans, coral reefs, and a wide...
Old Man Bay, Cayman Islands
This beach in Grand Cayman features hidden coves and undeveloped shoreline to walk along in total solitude. With the nearest restaurant about a mile away, it will just be your thoughts, the tide, and the occasional seabird cruising the coast.
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