Category Archives: Caribbean

Joanna E Travel 2017 Recap

Another year is coming to an end and I’m sharing a roundup of another great year of travel. Taking advantage of vacation and personal days, I visited 6 new destinations. Here’s a summary of my Travel 2017 Recap and how I made it happen while working a full-time job. January: Barcelona, Spain If it’s not […]

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Bahamas

How to Spend a Day at the Warwick Bahamas

My sister and I received a complimentary day pass to the Warwick Paradise Island. All opinions expressed are my own. When I visited the Bahamas for  Junkanoo Carnival weekend, I wasn’t too upset because of the short visit. From the service of the staff to the lovely decor and incorporating Bahamian culture on the property, I […]

Don't Forget the Islands! How to Help Hurricane Victims in the Caribbean

How to help hurricane victims in the caribbean

Disclaimer: Please refer to the FTC Charity checklist or Charity Navigator before making donations to any organization. I do not claim responsibility for these organizations or money donated. If you’ve been following the news lately, you are aware of Hurricane Irma and Maria’s impact in the Caribbean leaving people without power, food, shelter, totally abandoned and even […]

A Complete Guide to Booking a Casa Particular in Cuba

In addition to questions on how to visit Cuba and getting around, I received many questions on where to stay in Cuba. Hotels are pretty expensive, but to be in compliance with the “Support for Cuban People” category, you should be staying in Casa Particulares (casa particular, or casa for short). Types of casa particulares in Cuba […]

What to Wear in Cuba, Packing List + Basic Essentials

What to Wear in Cuba, Packing List + Basic Essentials

I love going on vacation, but packing and unpacking are the most tedious tasks of travel to me. Packing for Cuba was somewhat hard for us because we didn’t want to forget anything due to limited resources. Not everything is easy to get from the pharmacy or regular store so my cousin and I had […]

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and each year New York City hosts Caribbean Week. At this year’s Media Marketplace session , I had the opportunity to speak with individuals representing islands in the Caribbean Tourism Organization. A lot of people think the islands only offer blue waters, white sand beaches, or it as just […]

Transportation Options in Cuba

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Since coming back from my trip to Havana, Cuba I received so many questions about getting there, transportation, and where to stay. If you’re a first-time reader, I suggest reading my tips on planning a trip as an American citizen. Since my cousin and I paid for lodging in advance, the majority of our money […]

Experience Bahamian Culture at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

How to Celebrate Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Weekend

There’s always a uniqueness to every city and country that hosts Carnival. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to be invited by Bahamas Tourism to cover the Bahamas Carnival in Nassau just a few days after my birthday trip to Martinique. What is Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival? Celebrating its third year, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is […]