6 dominica don’t

Don’t mistake it for the Dominican Republic Dominica is a small English-speaking republic located in the Caribbean between Martinique and Guadeloupe. It was named by Christopher Columbus who landed on the island one Sunday back in 1493. After years of colonization by the French and English, it finally gained independence in 1978. Don’t feel sorry…

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party with the posh

        The Audrey Hepburn of saiboat races. Elegant, graceful and beautiful to watch. Antigua’s Classic Regatta offers a chance to see some of the most stylish and sophisticated grand dames of the yachting world up close and in motion. This annual event was spun off from the bigger, more bustling Antigua Sailing…

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what have i got in common with blackbeard?

Well, thankfully, not the beard! But we did both seek shelter from high winds and rough seas in Admiralty Bay. So did, rumor has it, Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake. A terrific natural harbour in Bequia, pirates and boaters have sought its protection for hundreds of years. I didn’t run into pirates, just a…

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the fabulous fantastic frose

September in Greece. The crowds are gone… the perfect time to discover paradise. Even better is exploring from the water. Totally spoiled, sailing around, nothing to do but admire, read magazines and figure out which side of the body needs tanning. How to thank my host? My gift, a recipe. For my new favourite cocktail.…

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sex on the beach forbidden in paradise

‘Refrain form kissing, nudity and auto, hetero or homosexual acts on inhabited or uninhabited islands.” Who knew paradise had so many rules. Or that anywhere could be quite so beautiful. Guna Yala is a unique place. On the map it looks like these 365 ish islands are part of Panama, but since 1925 it has…

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canal christmas

Last November my sister asked if I wanted to ski for Christmas. No. But did they want to come through the Panama Canal? She didn’t even ask her family before saying yes. Somehow we both knew this 48-mile passage was going to be special. So did Charles V. While King of Spain and Holy Roman…

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