Two Weeks In Antigua and Barbuda

Note that just for the record, this is part one in a two-part series.

Why Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

Perhaps we need a geography refresher first. As I was explaining this upcoming trip, I had so many people say “you mean Anguilla?” Or “you mean Barbados?” Ha, but no. Antigua and Barbuda is actually one country comprised of two sister islands floating in the no-mans-land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Technically in the West Indies, and not a part of either the US or British Virgin Islands, it’s a real gem that often gets overlooked or undervalued in the world of Caribbean travel. Having spent the last 7 days here with a few more to go, here’s my take so far.

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Budget Travel or Poverty Tourism


Let’s get this out of the way up front: there is nothing wrong with budget travel. At this point in my blogging career, I fund all my own trips and homegirl doesn’t have unlimited resources. We’ve all seen ultra-luxury hotels and Instagram travel photos, and for those of us who can’t afford an all-out 5 star experience, budget travel is often what’s on the menu. I’m a huge proponent of it. But we need to clear the air with a few problems going on in the budget travel industry.

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See Costa Rica Like a Local

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Headed to Costa Rica for your next vacation? No surprise there. It (IMHO) is one of the most beautiful and welcoming places in the world. From stunning beaches, tropical dry and rain forests, cloud forests, waterfalls and hot springs, Costa Rica sports some of the most bio-diverse and rich land in the entire world. But there is so much more to Costa Rica than travelling in a bus from one place to the next. Want to see Costa Rica like a local? Read on for tips from my travels there to ensure you maximize your time abroad.

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Beaches for every kind of traveller


All the recent snow has me day dreaming of sunĀ and counting down the days until I see the beach again {8}. Who I’m travelling with, if anyone, has a great deal to do with what kind of trip I’m going on, and even influences where I go and what I’ll do. If you’re planning a trip for this year, but are getting stuck for ideas, see my recommendations below for the best beaches for every kind of warm-weather trip and tourist:

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Tips to Keep Your Wanderlust Alive

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to travel more often, and with three trips planned so far for 2016, I feel like I’m on the right path. But as I keep looking ahead, and my time between trips arrives, I want to keep the travel bug alive. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration:

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