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The Caribbean is my favorite place to vacation.  White sand beaches, clear blue waters, and delicious food. What is there not to love?!

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in Caribbean, Inspiration, My Travels, Travel

Honeymoonin’ (pt 2): Highlights From Cancun

For our Honeymoon,  my husband and I spent 10 days in Cancun.  We loved every minute of it!  Obviously, the best part of the honeymoon was the hotel we stayed at, Secrets The Vine.  It was a luxury adults-only all inclusive resort, so our stay was all about indulgence.  You can read all about our experience at the hotel in my last post:  Honeymoonin’: Our Stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun.  I totally expected to spend most of the vacation laying on the beach eating all the food, but my husband made sure to arrange plenty of exciting activities for us.  Here are some of the highlights!

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Cruisin’: Prepping for your Carnival Cruise

Cruises are a fun and convenient way to book a quick getaway or group trip.  There are tons of options, from a long luxury cruise, to a cheap weekend getaway.  Food is generally included, and there are tons of options for entertainment, so there will never be a dull moment!  I’m gearing up to go on a Carnival Cruise to celebrate my friend’s birthday soon, and the process for booking and boarding a cruise is a lot different from booking a flight and hotel; here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your cruise.

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No Passport Required: 5 Beach Destinations That Don’t Require A Passport

There’s nothing like getting away to a tropical beach destination.  I know I can never get enough to waking up to warm sun, white sandy beaches and clear water.  Unfortunately, most of these places require a passport, which can be a bummer if you or someone in your group doesn’t have one or has let theirs expire.  But don’t fret!  Here are 5 beautiful beach destinations that you can visit that don’t require a passport.

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in Caribbean, Food

Taste of the Caribbean: My Attempt at Pig Foot Souse

Pig feet seem to have a bad reputation here in the states.  Normally when we think of pork, we’re thinking ribs, pork chops, or bacon.  However, pig foot souse is a very popular dish across the caribbean.  My first experience with pig foot souse was in Turks and Caicos, when I was invited to a friend’s mother’s house for breakfast.  At first glance, it doesn’t look super appetizing, but it smells and tastes delicious!  I’ve been on the hunt for it when I go to the caribbean ever since, but apparently this dish is only served in the mornings for breakfast.  I can’t get up that early on vacation!

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Turks and Caicos: Go Off The Beaten Path

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is a beautiful island.  It has some of the best beaches i’ve ever visited, and the people are super friendly!  One thing I did notice on my first (of many) trips though, is that it is not immediately obvious where to go to experience local culture and food.  Grace Bay is ranked one of the best beaches in the world, and has many luxury hotels and condominiums on its beachfront, but they are generally European style.  Check out some of these places to get a little local flavor.

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Beautiful Saint Maarten: Our Stay in Orient Bay

Earlier this month,  my new husband and I decided to take a short celebratory getaway to Saint Maarten.  I chose Saint Maarten because my husband had never been to the Caribbean before (most of his travels have been to Europe or Asia), and I wanted a Caribbean destination that I had not visited before.  Saint Maarten turned out to be a lovely trip for the both of us.

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Martinique: French Caribbean Paradise

For a long time in my twenties, I’d been longing to go to Martinique.  I don’t remember how I even came across it as a travel option in the first place, but it always looked like such an interesting place that I knew I wanted to visit.  Unfortunately, since Martinique apparently was not big on American tourism at the time, the flight and hotel costs made travel to Martinique a little too much of a stretch for my budget.

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