Dominica Photo Book

The Caribbean is a majestic and magical place. Each island giving you a different taste of culture, history, scenery, and activities. Some islands are known for their AI Resorts, others their off-the-grid secluded serenity. If your idea of a Caribbean escape has you hiking through lush rainforests, swimming in mountain pools fed by towering waterfalls, and exploring the rich history of the … [Read more...]

5 Experiences Not To Miss On Dominica

What island should I go to in the Caribbean? That is the most common question I get asked. My answer is always the same, what do you like to do when on island? If the answer to that question is hiking and getting in touch with nature, I point people to Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Dominica remains an unspoiled paradise for divers, hikers, and naturalists. This island is the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Winter Sucks. What is the temperature where you're at? It's even cold here in south Florida. I heard that Jacksonville got ice and Penacola had single digit temps. That's just not right. All I know is that the sun is shining and it's 80 degrees in the Caribbean. Who's up for a little escape? If you can't physically escape right now, how about a mental escape. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another Friday, another exciting Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up! This week we have a couple great stories about Curacao, a trip to the south of Haiti, how to do Dominica like a local and our buddies at Caribbean Soul Trekkers talk about their experience at the Big Bamboo Bar and Restaurant on Anegada in the BVI. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Trek Stop: The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another week, another Caribbean Wrap Up. This week includes a fascinating story about about Dominica from our friends at Uncommon Caribbean, the low-down on an undiscovered Caribbean island, a few of the most romantic Caribbean restaurants and an island-style Caribbean curry recipe. Enjoy these great stories! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Caribbean’s Undiscovered Island:  The town of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Diving on Roatan, rum from Belize, delicious jerk in Jamaica, a treehouse resort on Dominica--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Make sure you watch the video of Secret Bay Resort on Dominica, it's an unbelievable video that showcases a lot of the island's beauty. I think the entire thing was shot with one of those drone helicopters gimmick deals that holds a … [Read more...]

EX-PATS Episode: Beverly Deikel, From Minnesota to Dominica

They say Dominica, the nature island, would be the only island in the Caribbean that Christopher Columbus would recognize. When the King of Spain asked Columbus to describe Dominica, he took a piece of paper, crumbled it up and laid it down. He did this to symbolize the mountainous and jagged topography of the island. This off-the-beaten-track Caribbean island is home to stunning waterfalls, … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go In The Caribbean?

This little Caribbean travel blog is over three and half years old now. In that time I've received countless emails from readers that share the same passion. Many of them have questions about the island, rum and why I point in all my photos. After awhile you begin to see trends and what people really want to know. I would say the most common question I get asked is... What Caribbean island should … [Read more...]

Aziz’s Famous Bell Coconut: Boat Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be hunting for coconuts. Meet Aziz, he is a popular guy at Rosalie Bay Resort on Dominica. Aziz is the person to see for refreshing cocktails to sip poolside or at the bar. His trade mark smile has been a part of Rosalie Bay for the past four years and in that time he has perfected some amazing Caribbean cocktails. Most notably the famous Bell Coconut. Want a sip? In an … [Read more...]

The Emerald Pool of Dominica, “X” Marks The Spot

Thick rainforest, hissing volcanic vents and jagged mountainous peaks...the island of Dominica is a nature lover's dream. You don't come to Dominica for the beaches, you come to explore things like boiling lakes and magical pools filled by mountain waterfalls. A true pirate haven back in the day. Today's Photo Friday picture features the famous Emerald Pool on Dominica. Taken by the talented … [Read more...]

3 Unique Places to Visit in the Caribbean

Quiet, adventure and escape...these are the things I look for when I travel to the Caribbean. I like to so down. Correction. I like to slow WAY down. I escape by running away to an island that lets me stand still, take a deep breath and hear my own thoughts. Occasionally, if every thing is quiet and the stars are aligned just right, you'll hear your paradise whispering into your soul. That's the … [Read more...]