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Turks & Caicos Grace Bay Named Best Beach in the World

Trip Advisor announced last week that Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos Islands is the Number One Best Beach in the world.  The announcement came along with the release of the list of best beaches in the Trip Advisor annual Travelers’ Choice awards. According to TripAdvisor,

Turks & Caicos is Open for Business

Turks & Caicos is Open for Business

The Turks & Caicos Islands are open for winter tourists, rebounding quickly after being ravaged by two hurricanes last fall. The island chain’s resorts reported a strong holiday season of nearly 90 percent occupancy and strong first quarter bookings. This is great news given the

Hurricane in Puerto Rico

Hurricane in Puerto Rico Was “Catastrophic” Event

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with the flooding rains of Harvey and the destructive winds of Irma. Not surprisingly, Puerto Rico is still reeling several weeks after the nearly category five storm passed directly over the island. The United States has been hit hard during

Hurricane Irma

Caribbean Nations Devastated by Hurricane Irma

When hurricanes hit the United States, they are major news events; but when they destroy Caribbean nations, even online Internet news about them is scarce. In the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, at least 14 people have died, with the death toll rising as

Families Flock to Beaches Turks & Caicos

While there are a number of all-inclusive resorts that cater to kids, Beaches seems to have come up with the winning formula.  It’s facility on Grace Bay in Providenciales is packed with families during the holiday weeks. The resort has been named the “leading all-inclusive

Revolutionary War Loyalists

Revolutionary War Loyalists Left Mark on Turks and Caicos Islands

Not everyone supported American independence in 1776.  Some colonists remained loyal to England throughout the conflict.   During the war they were treated well and protected by the British but after George Washington’s victory at Yorktown, the supporters of the revolution scorned the loyalists openly and

Turks and Caicos Hotel

Turks and Caicos Hotel Scene Started with Club Med

The Turks and Caicos Hotel Boom all started when All-Inclusive Resort Pioneer Opened in TCI. Turks and Caicos was not always a mecca for tourists. In fact, many Americans had never even heard of the island chain when astronaut John Glenn splashed down in the

The Bahama Islands

The Geology of the Bahama Islands

The Bahama Islands are unique in that they rise up as a rocky plateau from the ocean floor. The chain’s 700 islands sit on vast platforms of carbonates that are thousands of meters thick and date back millions of years. The Bahaman Archipelago consists of two

Best Boutique Hotels

Summer in the City: NYC’s Five Best Boutique Hotels

The warm weather makes it a lot more enjoyable to explore New York City, including its prime tourist attractions like Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, High Line, and Central Park. During the summer, the city also offers many free activities, from Shakespeare in the

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are home to the third largest barrier reef in the world.

The Turks and Caicos Island’s Barrier Reef

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are home to the third largest barrier reef in the world.  In addition to providing some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities on the planet, the barrier reef keeps the pristine waters of Grace Bay Beach so clear

The Haitian Mango is in Season

The Haitian mango is in season—early March until the end of May. Mango ice cream does not taste like the mangoes you buy in the grocery store.  That’s because the mangoes sold all year in supermarkets come from Ecuador or Peru.  The taste of Mango’s

Gracee Bay Beach

Trip Advisor Names Grace Bay World’s Best Beach

The whole world now knows what anyone who has ever been to Turks & Caicos has always known: Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales is the number one best beach in the world. While Grace Bay is regularly named one of Trip Advisor’s

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar.

No Currency Conversion in Turks & Caicos

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar. Like 50 countries across the globe, he

The Legacy of Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja, left his body on August 20, 2014, at the age of 95. Called Guru-ji by the hundreds of thousands who love him, and affectionately nicknamed “Biks” by some practitioners of Iyengar Yoga in America, B.K.S Iyengar is the foremost exponent

Providenciales Missionary Elevated To Bishop

Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, affectionately called, “Fr. Peter,” was taking out the trash when Archbishop Wenski called to tell him that he had been elevated to Bishop. “We do everything. We wash the plates, we wash the laundry,” Fr. Peter said as if annoyed by the

How to choose a Caribbean Island

When temperatures in the New York area are in single digits and snowstorms cause work closings and three hour commutes in dangerous icy conditions, it is time to book a flight to the Caribbean. Here’s a few tips on how to choose a Caribbean Island.

Turks and Caicos Island Rated Top Ten

The readers of Conde Naste Traveler recently named the Turks and Caicos Islands one of “Top 10 Islands in the Caribbean & Atlantic.” The Turks and Caicos Islands consists of a string of islands, mostly uninhabited with a total native population of just a little

‘The Expeditioners’ Provide Fresh Take on Travel

Many travel junkies who want more than the standard tourist experience seek out blogs and websites from previous visitors who can give a fresh view of a country, and “The Expeditioners” blog and Facebook page falls into this category. The blog is operated by three

Off the Beaten Path in Corsica & Sardinia

Flying to Ajaccio, Corsica takes some careful planning.  It is a lot like getting to Martha’s Vineyard, and the timing of the flights needs to be right.  We arrived in Nice, France and waited five hours for our flight to Ajaccio. Ajaccio is on the

Sailing South Corsica and Northern Sardinia

When the Johansson’s called and invited us to join them in the Mediterranean for a few weeks of sailing, it was impossible to say no.  They are good friends from Sweden who we hadn’t had the chance to spend time with in several years.  Sailing

Archbishop Myers Dedicates New Church in Turks and Caicos

Archbishop John J. Myers dedicated the newly constructed Catholic church of Our Lady of Divine Providence at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) on February 5, 2012.  Damian Roderic Todd, the Royal Governor of TCI and over 700 people filled the new Church in Turks