TravelFilter: What are the cheapest (but best) travel destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia (specifically, Southeast Asia)? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL
on Jul 8, 2009 -
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]
posted by kowalski
on Jun 29, 2009 -
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]
posted by coolguymichael
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Looking for recommendations to travel to Central America or the Caribbean in late April. Sunny weather and beach a must. Hiking possibilities also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by groovekiller
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Help my partner and me find a place to take a well-deserved vacation in mid-March. We have a budget of about $1500 including flights. We are looking for something near a beach where it's warm, within flying distance of New York City but preferable outside the US. Something more upscale than a straw hut in Dominica
but less pre-determined than an all-inclusive resort in Antigua
. Bonus points for ecotourism and cultural memorability.
posted by billtron
on Feb 18, 2009 -
We're desperate to escape Toronto for a week, but we don't want to go to a big resort. In fact, we're basically looking for somewhere like the island on "Lost," without The Others. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Feb 1, 2009 -
So, it's me, mom and dad, sister and her ex-Marine husband, handsome football player cousin and his fiancee, and my southern aunt and uncle. Together. On a boat. For a week. Oh god. [more inside]
posted by palindromic
on Jan 23, 2009 -
Caribbean-filter: Gorgeous, all-inclusive, adults only, non-touristy and cheap resorts? Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 11, 2009 -
I'm trying to get a handle on the bets sites/deals for last minute travel packages...any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by raz5
on Dec 14, 2008 -
Are medical schools in the Caribbean a respectable alternative to the traditional route of going to school in the US?
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Jul 30, 2008 -
I want to go to Barbados right now! It looks like a nice place for my first visit to the Caribbean. What's the best way to find a last minute deal on a trip to Barbados?
posted by Area Control
on Jul 18, 2008 -
A few friends and I are planning a trip to Trinidad & Tobago this summer. We are going to spend a few days in each place. Does anyone have any recommendations on places to stay, things we should do, where we should eat, who makes the best roti, places to see old style Calypso or modern Soca or Rapso, where to find the best rum tour, etc...? I have been researching ideas at the library and on various travel forums, but I would like to hear from any of you who have been to (or live in) Trinidad or Tobago.
posted by toddst
on May 6, 2008 -
Stressed out. Haven't been on vacation for over a year. Need to get outta this town. Where can I bask in the sun on a budget without getting trapped on a resort? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Hello: My wife and I are going on a 12 day cruise in March in The Southern Caribbean. We will be visiting St. Martin, St. Thomas, Antiqua,Barbados, St. Kitts and Puerto Rico. She has expressed an interest in acquiring a canary diamond of 1/2 to 1 carat in size. Can anyone tell me where to shop and what I can expect to pay for such a purchase. Thank You.
posted by malhaley
on Feb 16, 2008 -
Is there any place in the Caribbean that has a backpacker vibe? Or do you have to go to Central America / Mexico to get that?
posted by smackfu
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Advice on bareboat sailing in the Caribbean. Four of us intend to spend a week sailing in the Caribbean in early February. Our group knowledge of the Caribbean is very limited. One of the group is a master sailor, so we should be able to rent a bareboat of our liking anywhere they're available. But with so many islands and so many boat rental places, it's hard to know how to decide on an itinerary. Suggestions?
posted by Jackson
on Nov 14, 2007 -
What's your favorite romantic getaway? The lady and I are looking to take a vacation (probably someplace warm) in January on a modest (~$1k/pp hotel and airfare) budget. But where? [more inside]
posted by theoddball
on Oct 26, 2007 -
A friend and I booked a ten day trip to Cancun at the end of this month last night. We'd like to make our trip as cheap as possible, as we just graduated from college and are currently without paycheck. We're planning on backpacking and only staying in hotels when we have to, but we're into the fishwatching scene. [more inside]
posted by lilithim
on May 12, 2007 -
Anybody know any good novels either about or a good chunk of which is set in the Caribbean? [more inside]
posted by Heminator
on Mar 21, 2007 -
How do I disburse scholarships for an after-school program to underprivileged youth, who have little or no parental support?
posted by conch soup
on Mar 10, 2007 -
Hubby and I are planning a last minute trip to Mexico. We're going to fly into Cancun and don't plan on renting a car since we're on a tight budget. We'd like to find a beach campground that's along the Caribbean Sea where we can stay away from crowds and just relax and maybe even do some shore fishing. Would be great it's within walking distance to a small local restaurant of sorts or even if it's just stalls. Does one exist? For the life of me, I have not been able to find any budget beach camping information online. I guess what makes it more difficult is that we'd like to be able to get there by bus and/or colectivo, if possible and it will be during the holidays! I knew I should have researched before booking but we got a good price and well...it will be winter and we could use the sun! Anyone BTDT? :)
p.s. I'm totally open to suggestions! TIA!!!
posted by Jujee
on Nov 21, 2006 -
[Caribbean Vacation Filter] Suggest me somewhere to go to in the Caribbean for two weeks at the end of August. There is [more inside]
posted by defcom1
on May 23, 2006 -
I'm moving to the Caribbean within half a year and I'm having a hard time finding the best place online to look for jobs. I'm don't know where in the Caribbean I'll be moving yet. My background is in graphic and web design, IT and technical writing.
posted by brokekid
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Where should I go for my Sept. 2006 Honeymoon? I think we want to go somewhere in the caribbean... [more inside]
posted by Bjkokenos
on Feb 3, 2006 -
I'm planning on taking a Caribbean Cruise in April (my first cruise of any kind). Your experience, knowledge, and wisdom would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by gummo
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Belated Honeymoon : My husband & I are planning on taking a much-put-off honeymoon next spring, preferrably somewhere in Caribbean/Latin America, and could really use some tips. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by littlegirlblue
on Oct 9, 2004 -
I have the possibility of going abroad next summer, fully-funded through a scholarship program through my university, up to $3000 for the summer. Here's the catch -- it has to be a work or intern experience - it can't be study abroad. The only stipulation for work - over the summer i have to do at least 35 hrs/week, and 8 weeks of work - so there could be a study compoenent at the beginning too. I've never had the opportunity to go abroad in college (cause of cash restraints and b/c of transferring schools), and I've really wanted to go to South America or the Carribbean. My Spanish is pretty weak, but i'm working on it right now, until next summer. Any suggestions on programs or countries, or fellow MeFi experiences? I'm pretty much starting in the dark here.
posted by jare2003
on Sep 4, 2004 -
I got an email today from a headhunter about a tech position in Bermuda that's open. Having never been to Bermuda, and knowing only what Google has shown me, I was hoping perhaps someone here has lived there, and could give me their thoughts on living/working/moving to the area. [More Inside, Naturally] [more inside]
posted by Jairus
on May 6, 2004 -