Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up talks about diving in Cuba, a couple stories that foodies are going to love, and a controversial marina that's going to be built in quiet Coral Bay on St. John. The marina issue is an interesting one. I see both sides of the argument, but I'm leaning for it. Where do you STJ lovers stand? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up A diving adventure in Cuba:  A diving adventure … [Read more...]

Discover Cuba

Varadero Cuba

(This is a guest post by Catherine Lavinia) If you’re looking to take a relaxing break, a little further afield than Europe but still a good value holiday, then Cuba could be the place for you. You will be treated to glorious white sandy shores and palm-lined beaches, with a great selection of resorts from the sleepy laid back Guardalavaca on the north coast to lively Varadero on the tip of the … [Read more...]

All Inclusive in Cuba: Here’s How Affordable it Can Be!

Cuba hotels

This is a guest post by Kristine Vicencio. Mainly for non-US Castaways who can travel to Cuba. Not so long ago, traveling to Cuba was a bad idea. Fortunately, things have changed over the past couple of years and the country is more open than ever before to tourism. Are you interested in visiting this island? If so, you should consider one of the many all inclusive deals that is available to … [Read more...]

How To Travel To Cuba Tomorrow

Havana Cuba

Cuba, so close but it might as well be a million miles away. Cuba is like the pretty girl you want to talk to but can't because you're married. It's like the fresh cookies your mom use to make, but if you went to grab one you'd get smacked with the spoon. It seems we always want things we can't have. But in recent years, loopholes have been made that put this largest of the Caribbean islands … [Read more...]

The Havana Crawl

Hemingway in Havana

A guest post by JC Perez, author of Heisting the Beard. We’ve all heard of the Duval crawl. That famous street in Key West that immediately brings thoughts of rum soaked nights and partying at places like Sloppy Joe’s after a long day at Smather’s beach. Well, we could easily argue that the father of the crawl was Ernest Hemingway, the hard drinking, heavy partying, Noble Prize winning author; … [Read more...]

7 Most Beautiful Caribbean Harbors

Willemstad, Curacao

You've been at sea for days. You knees feel weak and you long for solid ground. You look out towards the horizon and you see it, land. You're ready to go ashore, spend your loot, find some "company" and drink rum until you smile crooked. This is what the pirates did back in the golden age of the Caribbean. If you think about it, it really isn't that far off from what the modern day cruiser … [Read more...]

Cuba’s Bahía de Cochinos – Bay of Pigs

Everyone knows what happened in Cuba's Bay of Pigs 50 years ago. It set the tone for the "unfriendly" relationship between the United States and the largest of the Caribbean islands. But what about now? Today's Photo Friday photo is a picture of el Bahía de Cochinos, the Bay of Pigs. It's a beautiful photo, one that tells a different story from the one that we read in history books. It tells of … [Read more...]

Havana Day Dreaming

Hotel Nacional

My friend JC Perez, author of “Heisting the Beard”, is the author of this post. Cuban born, U.S. raised and Caribbean cultured, he is a true Caribbean gem and once again we are lucky to have him.  Enjoy this story of Havana, Cuba. "Cuba" As Jimmy Buffett so eloquently put it, “Havana Day Dreaming”, well you don’t have to dream about it anymore, it has become a destination favored by more and … [Read more...]

The Forbidden Isle

Cuba space

JC Perez, author of "Heisting the Beard", is today's guest writer. Cuban born, U.S. raised and Caribbean cultured, he is a true Caribbean gem and we are to have him. Today he brings us "The Forbidden Isle". “The Forbidden Isle” Traveling to Cuba can be a daunting thought, most Americans only know it as Castro’s communist Regime, or associate it with the Cuban missile crisis, not that those … [Read more...]

Cuba Conducting War Games

castro_chavez

I just read an article about Cuba conducting war games in preparation for a United States invasion.  These are the largest scale simulations they have done in 5 years. Even with talks of better relations between the two countries they still think we are the big bad imperialistic to the north with thoughts of over taking their country.  I makes me sad that the propaganda machine of Cuba is still … [Read more...]