This spring, I'll be flying from the continental US to St. Thomas with my small kids to join my parents on their sailboat. I know that we don't need passports to fly into the US Virgin Islands, but that we would need them if we wanted to sail to the British Virgin Islands. My kids don't have passports yet. Because of the expense of a full passport, I am considering getting them passport cards instead. The government website suggests that this is one potential use case of the passport card, but I haven't read accounts of people doing it. I asked my parents what their fellow cruisers know, but didn't get much info. Have you done this? How was it?
Looking for some background I swear I read related the song "Sloop John B" to tales of ghost ships, zombies and other nautical/Caribbean folklore. [more inside]
We're planning a Caribbean vacation and would like to know what islands have the coolest biological critters and eco-tours. Bioluminescent algae sound interesting, any other ideas? [more inside]
St. Martin / St. Maarten filter: My wife and I are vacationing there from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13. Restaurant suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also interested in general suggestions for things to do/see. [more inside]
Where in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America should I go in late November? [more inside]
Looking for all inclusive caribbean/mexico vacation on a budget of 2000 CAD in a good hotel [more inside]
Short trip this August: Bermuda or USVI? Why, and where to stay/what to do? [more inside]
Yay! I'm going on vacation with my amazing awesome brother! Neither of us have done something like this before and we don't really know where to start. We want to travel the first week in August, for 4-5 nights, from Washington DC. I want to be on the beach, but directly, walk outside the room onto the beach on the beach. He wants a good casino there or near by. We were thinking the Caribbean but are open to anything that's an easy flight. A cruise is also a possibility. Our budget is up to $2000 (flights + hotel + preferably food). Where have you been that was beautiful and relaxing and fun? Or else, how did you wade through the plethora of vacation/hotel sites to find exactly what you were looking for? Thank you!
Suggestions for reggae artists from the Caribbean, but NOT from Jamaica. [more inside]
Great news! My family has won a $6,000 1-week vacation through my work. Unfortunately, we can’t take the trip until Christmas (2010) but I have to book and pay for the trip by the end of this month. Help! I need kid-friendly suggestions that will also provide some much needed R&R for two exhausted and stressed-out parents. [more inside]
Where is a good quiet Caribbean beach resort, with good food and service but a minimum of loud people/activities/partying? [more inside]
My husband and I want to be someplace warm for New Year's Eve where we can see the full moon over the water. [more inside]
The best path? PhD and wait to get into a US school, or go off to the Caribbean? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a blog c. 2001-2002 purportedly written by a European woman hiding out in the Caribbean/Central America from the well-positioned family she had run away (and stolen) from? What was her pseudonym? What was the name of the blog? Is there any trace of this story (and any resolution on the question of its veracity) left on the web? [more inside]
My gf (25) and I (36) will soon be heading to Barbados and need a nice, cheap, quiet place to stay, as well as some suggestions on things to do and good places to eat. [more inside]