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Caribbean Getaways: Kiteboarding, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dentist’s Money Digest If you want to include kiteboarding in your next Caribbean vacation, all you need is a patient instructor, some encouragement and good equipment. Sometimes, you have to try something different. That’s why I asked myself if a middle-aged woman of average athletic ability and no previous experience snowboarding or surfing could fly […]

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Discover the Caribbean’s Aruba and Bonaire

Dentist’s Money Digest The islands share Dutch heritage, visible in the street names, gabled roofs, and cafes where keshi yena (Gouda cheese stuffed with meat or fish) is as common as strong coffee. Despite the similarities, Aruba and Bonaire appeal to different vacationers. With sunny weather virtually guaranteed, Aruba and Bonaire lure work-weary urbanites fleeing […]

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Planning an Aruba Vacation? Start Here

Physician’s Money Digest Aruba, off the coast of Venezuela, virtually guarantees sunny weather and soothing island breezes. Add miles of soft, white sands, jeep tours through the desert-like landscape, ostrich encounters, and an array of resorts and restaurants, and you can see why Aruba has a high rate of repeat visitors. The island receives less […]

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Caribbean Getaways: Bonaire Island Off the Coast of Venezuela

Physician’s Money Digest Bonaire is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. The island has a Dutch heritage, lies 50 miles north of Venezuela, and boasts superb reefs and relatively unspoiled surroundings. Neither lush with vegetation nor lined with beaches, Bonaire features an arid desert-like landscape and a dearth of sandy spots. But since 1970, the reefs […]

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Find Relaxation on these 3 Fabulous Caribbean Beaches

Dentist’s Money Digest Each of these beaches checks the boxes of sprawling sands, turquoise waters and a peaceful setting. Use this overview to pick the Caribbean getaway that suits you best. Among the many glorious Caribbean beaches, three stand out. All deliver the classic island fantasy of sugar-white sands and turquoise waters, but each stretch […]

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Caribbean Getaways: Great Places to Stay in the US and British Virgin Islands

Dentist’s Money Digest Although the U.S Virgin Islands and the  British Virgin Islands differ in population, attitude and activities, both island groups offer great places to stay. St. Thomas, the U.S.Virgin Islands, has a busy cruise ship port, which in high season can have six behemoths in at once. Charlotte Amalie, the main town, fills […]

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How Zika virus is affecting Caribbean travel

The Washington Post Fears of the Zika virus have a double impact in the Caribbean, where vulnerability to the mosquito-borne disease, linked to microcephaly and other fetal brain damage, challenges an economy dependent largely on tourism. Since January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first warned pregnant women to avoid travel to certain […]

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