The Bahamas is an English-speaking country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets. Since the Grand Bahamas are a mere 100 miles from Ft Lauderdale, FL, it makes for an easy weekend destination and as a result, receives an ungodly amount of tourists each year (over a million). We visited a mere two…Continue reading Bahamas

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, proclaimed by the first navigators to step foot on it as “the island of enchantment”, absolutely stole our hearts over the course of three weeks. Our aggressive itinerary included the gorgeous city of Old San Juan (a small seven square block neighborhood of cobblestone streets, picturesque colonial buildings, museums, and fortresses), Rio Grande…Continue reading Puerto Rico


Aruba is the Caribbean’s westernmost, located 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela and 42 miles west of Curacao. The island is a mere 75 square miles, ranging 20 miles at its widest point, and 6 miles at its longest. We pulled into Aruba’s southern coast, where Oranjestad is the historic Dutch capital city of…Continue reading Aruba


Curaçao lies just 35 miles from the northern coast of Venezuela. The Dutch West India Company made Curaçao the main center for the Atlantic slave trade in 1662, and as a result, Curaçao became extremely affluent which led to the construction of its many impressive colonial buildings. The architecture in Curaçao is a blend of…Continue reading Curacao