Journaling The Journey

6 Shocking Truths About Cuba & How to Help

truths about Cuba, the Real Cuba, Cubans, how to help the cuban people, supporting Cubans

While Cuba captivates with its vibrant music, sun-drenched beaches, and rich cultural heritage, a closer look reveals the complexities and difficulties faced by its citizens. Beyond the tourist facade lies a reality often marked by economic hardships, limited freedoms, bureaucratic hurdles, and persistent social inequalities. And before you start scoffing, yes, we agree Cuba is […]

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Cuba 7 Awesome Places

Cuba awesome places, Old Havana, Trinidad, Soroa, Vinales Valley

Cuba, a captivating island steeped in history, beckons with its sun-kissed beaches, salsa-pulsating streets, and mojitos as vibrant as its culture. Beyond the iconic cigars and vintage Chevys, a tapestry of hidden gems awaits the curious traveler. Buckle up, because we are taking you on a journey to seven dazzling  and surprising corners of the […]

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Distressed Cap Haitien, Haiti: 3 Days

Sans Souci, Satama Hotel, Citadelle

The sun paints the bay of Cap Haitien in Haiti a turquoise canvas, but its brushstrokes are marred by garbage swirling on the surface, littering the embankment, the streets and any other surface. Colonial architecture whispers tales of grandeur, but their echoes reverberate through the cracks and broken stones of yesteryear. This is not a […]

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Best Beaches in Tobago

Pigeon Point Beach is the best beach in Tobago

We love finding stunning beaches in exotic destinations.  In this post we share Tobago’s 5 best beaches.  There are many beaches here, but not all are swimable or even desirable.  Therefore, it is important to know where to find the hidden gems.  Read on as we share locations of where to dip your toes into […]

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Best Beaches in St. Kitts and Nevis

Pinney Beach one of the best beaches on St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis has some lovely beaches.  Not as many as it’s neighbor Antigua and Barbuda, but none the less some white sandy calm beaches with crystal clear water. The best beaches in St. Kitts and Nevis are located on the north western side of Nevis and in the south of St. Kitts.  Read […]

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Best Beaches in St. Maarten

Pelican Key Beach is one of the best and most beautiful beaches in St. Maarten

Aa a result of the volcanic eruption on St. Vincent, we were rescued by a cruise ship and taken to St. Maarten.  Although we were sad to leave the stunning beaches of Union Island, we were excited to head back to the best beaches of St. Maarten.  All in all it was an incredible experience […]

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Escape from Paradise

5th best beach on St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a stunning chain of islands that most call paradise and dream of getting to not escape from!  Yet, a few months ago we needed to escape from paradise.  You see, St. Vincent is a volcanic archipelago. Surprisingly, the volcano on the main island blew for the first time in […]

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Dominica Nature Lovers Island

Scott's Head

Dominica is a true nature lovers island.  It is set in the middle of the Caribbean and is an independent country.  Most importantly this tiny nation is covered in rainforest mountains which offer incredible vistas for hikers and seekers of hidden hot springs alike.  Unfortunately Dominica has been hit hard by many natural disasters.  Consequently, […]

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9 Best Beaches in Antigua

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Antigua has some of the best beaches in the world.  Yes, the world!  Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its crystal clear water and pristine sandy shorelines.  There is a beach for every day of the year here! First of all, the whole coastline is considered public land.  Therefore if you can […]

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