In Barbados, Brush Your Teeth — Quick!!

In Barbados, Brush Your Teeth — Quick!!
I awake this morning a couple hours after my early-bird husband Greg. I check the sea as I always do. The sea is full and it is raining. The usual serenity of the water has devolved to major upset with waves crashing. I stumble into the kitchen, put two Weatabix in a bowl, pour milk on top, and sit down to...

Getting Real on Why Travelers Visit Barbados

Getting Real on Why Travelers Visit Barbados
This is where I'm sitting as I write this post. Nice political stability we're having, huh? A few months ago I traveled from Barbados to Jamaica to attend a conference on the marketing of the Caribbean islands to tourists. One of the presenters was a Caribbean marketing expert who listed the top...

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 Guarantees Perfect Weather — or Money Back

Barbados Guarantees Perfect Weather — or Money Back
Barbados is the first and only country in the world, according to the “Barbados Perfect Weather” site, to guarantee perfect weather for your Barbados vacation. The Barbados Tourism Authority is paying visitors to the island $100 for every day you visit that the weather is less than 78 degrees and...

Aging Skin in Sunny Barbados: What’s a Girl to Do?

Aging Skin in Sunny Barbados: What’s a Girl to Do?
Sun worshiping is alive and well in Barbados. Visitors to the island soak up the rays on our beaches as though their bodies are solar panels from which they can source warmth and a golden glow after they return home. Anyone familiar with the cold of the UK and Canada, home of most of our visitors, can...