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Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival, one of the finest books to have come out of the West Indes, was inspired by life on the Virgin Islands. The book tells of the succession of disasters that befell a New York … Continue reading
St. Croix is the largest of the United States Virgin Islands at 82 square miles in area. As such, it offers much from fine dining, rain forest hikes and sunny beaches.
Is Turkey where the modern world began? It appears to be. Everything is here from ultra-modern Istanbul, ancient ruins that are so numerous they line the highways, beautiful coastline, unbelievable food, and gracious people. This is certainly a country by which the … Continue reading
Costa Rica… La Pura Vida. With more than 25% of the land protected, Costa Rica is truly a sight to behold. While it occupies only .001% of the globe, Costa Rica contains 4% of global diversity. The size of West Virginia, it contains more species than the United States and Canada combined. Continue reading
Green and wet. I mean rich green and soaking wet. I think we saw an old fence post sprouting green leaves along the roadside. It was 8 hours plus of uninterrupted sheets of falling water. The climate was so wet, that the … Continue reading
With good communications and plenty of hotels, Peurto Rico is an easy an attractive island to explore. The bonus is that no passport is needed in this day and age for those still without their paperwork. Continue reading
The average American may not know who his grandfather was. But the American was, however, one degree better off than the average Frenchman who, as a rule, was in considerable doubt as to who his father was.
- quoted in “Stories of Mark Twain,” C. D. Williard, Pacific Outlook, 4/30/1910
With palm-fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise waters teeming with sea life and rum-and-merengue soaked nights, the Dominican Republic might just be paradise. Continue reading