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With no shortage of picturesque spots to discover, Soufrière stands out among St Lucia’s gorgeous towns. One reason: Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, an award-winning ecotourism darling set amidst a traditional 250-year old working plantation. Sustainability is more than a buzzword at Fond Doux. Perhaps, that’s what prompted a visit from Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The...
Planning a visit to St Lucia? Then, I highly recommend you spend some time in Soufrière, on the Southwestern Coast of Saint Lucia. While most people visit the Caribbean for its dreamy beaches, Soufrière is unlike anything you would expect in the region. On first impression, it is lush and tropical to the extent that it feels very African. I...
For years, residents of developed economies have headed to emerging market countries for cosmetic surgery or dental work, procedures that are less expensive and invasive than major operations and often aren’t covered by insurance. Nowadays, they are also going for costlier and riskier procedures such as knee replacements and heart surgeries. For many patients, the expense of traveling overseas is...
Even self-styled global citizens need a Plan B, and a second passport has become another trophy for the ultra-wealthy. For some people, a passport is a portal to the world. For others, it is a barrier to the travel freedom they seek. A second passport can be particularly helpful if your business requires frequent trips around the world and...
There are more than 50 legal distilleries across the Caribbean islands, from historic farmhouses to postcard-worthy plantation houses. These 5 are considered the best of the best: River Antoine Rum Distillery, Grenada Contact: +1 473-442-7109 The way rum is produced at River Antoine has barely changed in the 230 years since production began at the distillery in 1785. Today’s crew uses the same...
Guyana aims to become the next must-visit destination for international revelers with its newly launched Carnival. The theme in this first year was ‘In The Beginning’ and the featured band was called Genesis. Six designers were engaged to create costumes for the band’s sections. Each one had as its theme a different icon of Guyana: Kaieteur, Roraima, Amazon, El...
For years, Westerners have been heading to emerging market countries like Brazil for cosmetic surgery or dental work, procedures that are less expensive and invasive than major operations and often aren’t covered by insurance. Nowadays, they are also going for costlier and riskier procedures such as knee replacements and heart surgeries. Startups from Berlin to Bangkok are capitalizing on this...
Cuba is planning a series of potentially far-reaching changes, with a new constitution set to recognize the free market and private property, while dividing political powers between a president and a prime minister. Private property was banned in Cuba after Fidel Castro and his Communist Party seized power in 1959. Theoretically, the constitutional change could mean that foreign investors and private...
Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant abruptly resigned Saturday. He faced a no-confidence vote in parliament following deadly riots over the government’s plan to revoke fuel subsidies, and accusations that he had mishandled the entire matter. Under that scheme, fuel prices in Haiti would have increased by up to 50%. The hike was part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund,...
If you want to expand the cultural diversity of your wardrobe for your next Caribbean vacation, try one of these fabulous dresses that celebrate Afro-centric designs with effortless elegance, comfort and simplicity. Whether you dress them down by going barefoot or dress them up by wearing sandals, the look will be undeniable chic. The Caribbean embodies a rich mixture of...