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Barbados At 30 Below

Barbados At 30 Below
Guest Post By Debbie Grant Have you ever tried to sit outside in the dead of winter, watch the sunset, drink wine and eat delicious appetizers on an outdoor deck?  If you’re Canadian, you probably have tried, and been successful after donning your long undies, snowmobile suit, balaclava, heated...

Crab Porn in Barbados

Crab Porn in Barbados
When she snapped this photo, my friend Sharon didn’t realize she was peeking into the bedroom of two Barbados crabs. Sharon wrote me, “I was with my mom at Tapas for lunch. We were seated upstairs.  My mom looked down at the sea and asked me to take a photo of one of the many crabs hanging out...

Barbados Beach: Sink Your Toes into Heaven on Earth at Carlisle Bay

Barbados Beach: Sink Your Toes into Heaven on Earth at Carlisle Bay
Granted, not all Caribbean islands have sugar-white sand like Barbados, but even so, the first image any visitor with any awareness at all of the Caribbean thinks of is (and should be) Caribbean = warmth, blue sky, sparkling blue sea, gorgeous beaches Lest future visitors think otherwise, the image of warm,...

Doing Nothing in Barbados

Doing Nothing in Barbados
Barbados is a fabulous place to do absolutely nothing. I admire the guests in our Barbados vacation rentals on the beach in St Lawrence Gap who lie in the sun all day, breaking occasionally to cool down with a swim in the sea or pool, then going to dinner at night.  Such exquisite rest and leisure …....

Unnatural Habitat: Barbadians in NY in Winter

Unnatural Habitat: Barbadians in NY in Winter
The sweet folks who exchanged homes with Greg and me over Christmas. While they wore swimsuits, we wore woolens in New York (it was wonderful for both...

September Weather: Snorkeling One Day, Mopping Up Rain the Next

September Weather: Snorkeling One Day, Mopping Up Rain the Next
September 1: Discovering life in Barbados' Carlisle Bay This photo is of my friend Sue and me holding a sea cucumber we met while snorkeling yesterday in Carlisle Bay. Such a love this sweet guy was: as soft as a super-plush toy and as gentle as one, too. In the clear, blue water we also encountered...

Barbados Beach Picnic: Eat Like a King on a Pauper’s Budget

Barbados Beach Picnic: Eat Like a King on a Pauper’s Budget
Live like a king: dine on the beach in Barbados (here, Dover Beach) A five-star setting for our simple, delish meal on Dover Beach last week One of the very best places to eat in Barbados is on the beach.  Too expensive, you say?  Mmm, not necessarily. A couple of ways to enjoy low-cost fine seaside...

The Best Beaches in Barbados

The Best Beaches in Barbados
Every Sunday morning Greg and I walk Carlisle Bay beach, starting and ending at the Barbados Yacht Club.  It’s a highlight of my life to get to take in the stunning beauty of this stretch of planet earth.  We go early when it’s still cool.  So do a lot of locals; some bring their kids.  A...

Barbados South Coast Boardwalk

Barbados South Coast Boardwalk
The Caribbean Sea laps up next to Barbados' south coast boardwalk. I couldn’t wait for the construction to be finished to explore the new boardwalk in Barbados a couple of days ago.  It’s gorgeous!  It runs 1.2 kilometer from Rockley Beach to Hastings in Christ Church on the south coast....