My childhood memories of the Caribbean center on plastic, insulated versions of island life manufactured for cruise goers and naïve American tourists. We would hop from island to island but I never felt like I was seeing any of them. At any moment I expected the curtain to drop revealing the truth behind the sugary…Read More
Boston in the winter is brutal. It means short days, frigid temperatures, and a perpetually late MBTA. This year, the Hilton Curacao saved me with a mid-winter getaway. I traded frost bite for small bites at cocktail hour and jetted off to the Caribbean. The Hilton Curacao has no walls. Okay, there are walls around…Read More
When planning my outfits for my trip to Curacao, my first impulse was dresses. Cool, breezy, cute, perfect for the Caribbean. But we had some more physical items on our itinerary (ostrich riding, but we’ll get back to that) so I needed something more durable. Enter this jumpsuit. It has all the comfort and coolness…Read More
From left to right: 1) The February Boston weather has me missing Curacao. 2) Black History Month is bringing in some beautiful exhibits. 3) Chatting with Haneefah Wood of “Bad Dates.” 4) Have you seen my NH travel guide? 5) A little taste of my Curacao adventures. 6) It’s always happy hour somewhere.
The island of Curacao, located in the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela, represents a unique melding of cultures. The native inhabitants, the Amerindian Arawaks, migrated from South America 6,000 years ago. Latin American influence is still an essential part of the nation. In the 16th century, the Netherlands colonized the island, bringing their…Read More
I grew up in Southern New Hampshire, so it was strange to go back as a tourist for my Getaway weekend. It turns out the backwoods state I knew as a child has gotten kind of hip. New Hampshire has a lot to offer, especially for nature lovers, so this is by no means a…Read More