When in the Caribbean, transportation is always an adventure–boats, planes, switch-back roads, trails. I didn’t set out to do this, but this week’s Caribbean Wrap Up deals with moving around the islands in different ways. You’ll read a excellent story about driving up a mountain road on St. Kitts, hiking up Mount Scenery on Saba, walking around The Gap on Barbados and exploring a trail on St. John. That’s what’s great about the islands, you can have a great time doing and seeing everything, or doing nothing at all. Just depends on what gear you want to shift into.
Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up
A Sunday Drive In St Kitts: An old black man carrying a machete looked at our old beat up car coming out of the woods on the rugged mountain road, if it could actually be called a road, with a look of disbelief. We drove down the dirt path that wound through the sugar cane fields and nodded to him as we passed. –Story by bmsimpson.com
Here are the Caribbean Islands to Visit This Fall: There’s a Caribbean island for every travel desire. But every Caribbean island is different, and each one has a diverse range of experiences on offer, whether you’re looking for food, beaches, art or adventure. This year’s Fall List highlights some of the best (and, in some cases, under the radar) attributes of a host of Caribbean destinations. –Story by Caribbean Journal
Barbados – A Walk Through St. Lawrence Gap: Day or night, St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados is a great place to eat, have a drink and a chat with locals and tourists alike. Located in Christ Church, The Gap, as its locally called, is a little over three quarters of a mile stretch of road lined with restaurants, night clubs, shops, and hotels. It provides a relaxed but exciting atmosphere to stroll, shop, and indulge. We recently took a night stroll ourselves through The Gap. –Story by Uncover Your Caribbean
St. John -A “Magical” Discovery: For years, I’ve read about a special tree that stands tall, deep in the forest in Fish Bay. This tree – the baobab tree – is believed to be both sacred and magical in many parts of Africa. The cool thing is that there is one baobab tree on St. John, and on Tuesday, I set out to find it. –Story by News of St. John
Hiking Saba’s Mount Scenery: I’m hiking Mount Scenery – at 2,855 feet tall the highest point on Saba (and the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands) – when I look up from the fern-fringed stone stairway and see a feathery blur of black and red scurry across my path. –Story by Caribbean Journal
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