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Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

These Caribbean islands are open for business

Hurricane season in 2017 has not been kind to the Caribbean, leaving numerous destinations reeling in the aftermath. While many Caribbean …

Caribbean

Caribbean Cruises Are in Full Swing, and Cruise Critic Members Can Confirm

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The Recovery Process: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Island

After an unforgiving start to the hurricane season, some idyllic Caribbean destinations are in the midst of a slow and arduous recovery that may take months, even years, while others are ready — or nearly ready — for the all-important holiday travel season.<p>In September, two of the most powerful …

Let's Start Talking About Puerto Rico Honestly 

Puerto Ricans are American citizens. But Puerto Rico is not part of America in any way that should be celebrated. As Splinter’s Jack Mirkinson …

The Rules You Need To Know When Airlines Lose Your Luggage

It's more than you might think.<p>When an airline loses your luggage, it’s never fun. But smart travelers can end up collecting major cash after such instances if they follow the correct protocol.<p>You should know that <b>on flights within the U.S., airlines are legally required to reimburse you up to</b> …

Tourists Are Still Flocking to the Caribbean This Winter

Travel<p>Tourism is the Caribbean's lifeline, bringing in $56 billion in 2016. But the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria will hurt the region come high season this winter, bringing its seven-year streak of year-over-year growth to a halt.<p>As a whole, however, the loss in tourism dollars …

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With parts of the Caribbean in recovery mode, some vacation advice

Some travelers looking ahead to winter and spring getaways may be wondering what their options are when it comes to Caribbean islands, with all the headlines about hurricane damage.<p>Some islands like Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and St. Martin have a ways to go in recovery from the storms. But …

22 Holographic Gifts for Your Friend Who Loves Anything Shiny

For the longest, I never understood my best friend’s obsession with holographic clothing. Then I found the perfect pair of holographic slides for the …

Kylie Jenner doesn’t use her own arm for her lip kit swatches

Thought that was Kylie Jenner’s arm in her swatch pics? NOPE!<p>The 20-year-old has fooled us all – that’s not her arm showing off her shimmering …

Too Faced is launching a fairy tale lipstick collection

Because why wouldn't you want to reply 'Angel Tears' when someone asks what lipstick you're wearing.<p>One of the worst things about getting older apart from the financial woes, never-ending responsibilities and social comparison, is that the word 'childish' is now used as an insult against you.<p>What's …

Here's How You Should Be Using Every Brush In Your Makeup Brush Set

Steal the makeup artists' pro tips for each one.<p>Move over, beauty blender—it’s time to recharge your makeup-brush game. You’ve got your go-to foundation brush, a brow brush, and maybe even a few others you might use here and there. But are you using all of the other brushes that come in those kits …

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Teeth whitening, acne and splinters: Seven surprising ways to use a banana peel

One of the most widely consumed fruits, bananas are popular for good reason. Not only do they taste great but they’re also high in potassium, contain …

Skin Care

Is the McDonald’s McVegan burger actually any good?

When we first learned that McDonald’s would be trialing a vegan burger, we were pretty blimmin’ jazzed.<p>Finally, we’d be able to actually eat a proper …

Food

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Natural, vegan, organic, clean: What do these terms really mean?

How green is your beauty regime? Natural? Organic? Vegan ? Ethical? Cruelty-free? As dedicated beauty consumers, we are all looking for what we see …