Category Archives Caribbean

chikungunya fever

Disease control officials in the Western Hemisphere are on edge about a rising outbreak of chikungunya fever, a brutal mosquito-borne illness that is nearing epidemic status in the Caribbean. For decades, chikungunya outbreaks were confined to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However, in December, it was confirmed for the first time on several Caribbean Islands. The…

Mustique Island

Ahh, the Caribbean. The warm cerulean waters, vibrant sea life, and stunning white sandy beaches. These are some of the best beaches in the world, and for good reason. Between the consistently warm weather and stunning views, it’s difficult to find another that compares. Unfortunately, everyone feels that way. Tourists flock to places such as Cancun, Aruba, and the Bahamas…

Typhoon Haiyan

The big news this morning is Super Typhoon Haiyan smashing into The Philippines, sending more than 100,000 people scrambling for safety, and stranding thousands of travelers. Manuel Mogato and Rosemarie Francisco report for Reuters on what is being called the strongest storm in recorded history. Flights have been canceled, and, from the sounds of things, the damage could be extensive…

Scuba Diving

Sure, you can easily get a 360-degree view of the depths of the ocean on Google’s Street View these days. But how much cooler would it be to view it all firsthand? From shipwrecks and caves to coral and fish of all colors and sizes, the underwater adventures you can experience during a scuba dive are endless; no avid traveler…

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