Carnival conjures up images of elaborate, revealing costumes and sweaty, beautiful bodies dancing choreographed moves on floats with glitter and glamour everywhere. Carnival is Haiti is none of that…but more. In Haiti, Carnival is more grit than glitz, more grunge than glamour, more paper-mache than glitter. The town of Jacmel on the southern coast
Hiking in Haiti? Yes really. There is some wonderful hiking in Haiti. The Haitian proverb “Dèyè mòn, gen mòn” means “beyond mountains, more mountains”. Those mountains mean great hiking opportunities. Perhaps the most well known is the hike into Parc National La Visite set high in the mountains between Port au Prince and Jacmel. Overview:
Cuba is a complicated, fascinating and soulful place. Natural beauty is everywhere with long sandy beaches, protected marine parks with some of the best diving in the Caribbean, some of the most fertile soil in the Caribbean and mountains rugged enough for a revolutionary army to hide. Throw in world class rum, cigars, coffee and
After the devastation from Hurricane Irma, we want to address your concerns about the people of Cuba and how we can help and contribute to the communities while they rebuild. Hurricane Irma caused severe damage along the northern coast of the central part of the island, especially in the resort areas of Playa Santa Lucia, Cayo Coco, and Cayo Santa Maria.
Haiti is a wild, fascinating and beautiful country. With the Caribbean Sea lapping up onto white sand beaches, waterfalls tumbling into crystal blue pools, and cool mountains running down its spine, Haiti rivals the natural beauty found anywhere in the Caribbean. When you add its rich cultural scene of amazing art, mesmerizing music, insightful literature,
Have you seen the penguin? No, I thought you had him? Horrified WTF looks exchanged as we unpack in Trinidad and realize that “Pengy” is missing. This is one well traveled little blue penguin but somehow he has gone missing this time. His 4 year old friend, our son, is looking at us with that
Two hundred dollars gets you a private air conditioned SUV and driver from Port au Prince to Jacmel on Haiti’s southern coast. A comfortable ride under 2 hours on a good day, beautiful mountain scenery and you arrive nice and refreshed ready to check out Jacmel’s burgeoning art scene. Or ten bucks gets you a