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The Caribbean - Multi-Cultural Experience Close to Home

The Caribbean - Multi-Cultural Experience Close to Home

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00:00 am

If you’re wanting to having an authentic cultural experience but don’t want to travel too far from home, have you considered the Islands of the Caribbean?


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Cabo 2018:  Fun, Sun and No Humidity

Cabo 2018: Fun, Sun and No Humidity

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00:00 am

We all love a beach vacation, don’t we?  But one thing I bet we don’t love, and that’s the stifling humidity that can accompany a fun in the sun vacation.

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Cruise to Belize: Untouched Natural Beauty

Belize: Untouched Natural Beauty

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

Who wants to swim in crystalline waters bordered by miles of white unspoiled beaches backed by tropical rain forests?  With English as the official language, a land mass only slightly larger than Massachusetts, and a population of 250,000, Belize is rich in natural wonders and a perfect escape from the crowds.

A combination of natural factors—climate, the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (185 miles long), numerous islands, excellent fishing, safe waters for boating, jungle wildlife, and Mayan ruins—make Belize a travelers paradise. 

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Jamaica: Paradise on Earth

Jamaica: Paradise on Earth

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

We’ve all heard “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, but don’t you prefer “What happens in Jamaica never happened at all?”

Christopher Columbus stumbled upon Jamaica in 1494 landing in Dry Harbour (now appropriately called Discovery Bay) and claimed the island for Spain.  The island was a Spanish colony (called Santiago) for the next 146 years.

In 1655 English Admiral Penn (the father of William Penn of Pennsylvania) and General Robert Venables seized the island.  For the next 200 years the British West Indies Crown Colony of Jamaica was one of the world’s leading sugar exporting nations and produced over 77,000 tons of sugar annually.  This feat could not have been accomplished without the massive importation of black African slaves. 

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