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Guest Post: 8 of the Best Road Trips in America

Good morning everyone. Today’s blog post is written by my friend Matthew. He is a car enthusiast and loves going on road trips. Here are some of his …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

23 reasons why your next Caribbean vacation should be to Jamaica

While Jamaica has long been a popular travel destination, the recent opening of several new resorts and its growing number of activities are making the island paradise all the more appealing to visitors.<p>From some of the world's most unique bars to incredible resorts where you'll be treated like …

Bonaire's Top 10 - Must See for Cruisers and Travelers

Turquoise blue water, picture perfect sunsets, Dutch Caribbean architecture, landscapes that vary from lush green hills to barren desserts, and not to forget some of the best dive sites in the world - Bonaire is a dream destination for nature lovers.<p>Located south of Aruba and 50 miles East of …

The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others.<p>We've ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer.<p>To rank the islands, we factored in each one's average hotel-room …

What the brochures DON'T tell you: The nine popular tourism hot spots with shockingly high murder rates

• <b>Belize, Mexico, St Lucia and Brazil make the list for the most homicides</b>• <b><br>World Health Organisation have revealed the top nine countries for</b> …

Top 10 experiences in St Lucia

From the sky, the teardrop-shaped island of St Lucia looks like a precious piece of jewelry dropped in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The mountains are emerald green, the beaches golden and the clear waters sparkle diamond-bright in the hot noon sun.<p>Yet despite its splendor, St Lucia’s remoteness makes …

Caribbean

Paradise Found: Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

<i>Contributing editor Christina Ohly was on a Goldilocks quest for the sunny holiday getaway that fit perfectly. She found it in St. Lucia.</i><p>ST. LUCIA – …

The World's Most Romantic Hotels: The Caribbean

All Great Romances start with setting and end with action. Throw in a beach and let the sparks fly.<p>ANTIGUA<p><b>Carlisle Bay<br>Where:</b> St. Mary's,</b> …

Dominican Republic

St. Lucia: For first-time visitors to St. Lucia

Saint Lucia is a small country of course, but there is quite a lot to see packed into the 200 plus square miles on the island. Tourism is largely …

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5 Must-Do Activities On A St. Lucia Getaway

<i>This week, we revealed our 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.</i><p>After spending a few days in St. Lucia, you’ll leave with one very important takeaway: the St. Lucians like to “lime” (or hang out and socialize). The vibe on the verdant West Indies …

Expert guide to St Lucia

Safety<p>While St Lucia feels easy-going and pretty safe, sadly violent crimes on the island do happen, including against tourists. In 2014, a British couple were attacked on a yacht moored off the island (the husband died in the incident), and in 2013 armed men robbed a group of cruise-ship …

Touring St. Lucia with its Top Chef

‘Hey, you look like Nina Compton!” My traveling companion and I had just set foot in the flamboyant covered market of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, and instantly, shrieks, followed by winks and wide smiles erupted around us. “Aren’t you Nina?”<p>That is not merely because she is the daughter of …

St Lucia: Once more unto the beach

After approximately my second spiced rum, I'm slowly starting to feel like a local in St Lucia.<p>(I'm possibly even picking up a bit of the …

Anse Chastanet Resort

Soufriere, Saint Lucia<p>Spread across a hillside above glittering Soufrière Bay, with the stunning Pitons rising majestically beyond, Anse Chastanet enjoys what is surely one of the best positions in the Caribbean. This, coupled with a pervading peace and quiet, makes it ideal for romantic getaways.

An Active Beach Vacation at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

The promises of a tropical vacation are usually simple and absolute: Either lounging on the beach sipping rum drinks the whole time, or retreating to a luxurious private suite, opening the door only to receive our next meal and bottle of Champagne from room service. In reality, once we are on our …

St Lucia: The really wild show

Meno is mimicking the call of the red-necked pigeon, the warbler and the bullfinch, and the squeaky song of the banana quick. His call works — they …

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

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Top 10: Caribbean romantic holidays

The <b>Caribbean</b> offers a plethora of special places to stay that are ideal for the romantically minded. Options to consider include hotels that occupy their own little get-away-from-it-all island, or have quaint cottages hidden away in lush gardens, or come with suites equipped with private plunge …

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

Arthritis Aches and Pains Increase in Winter

(Newswire.net -- November 30, 2015) -- As the colder weather sets in you hear more complaints about the aches and pains of arthritis. Many people …

The 17 best books of the year, according to readers

Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers themselves.<p>Goodreads users rated books that were published this year in a number of genres; the highest-rated book in each was declared the winner.<p>Keep …

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

From Girl on the Train to Girl in the Spider’s Web – a look back on a year that lived up to the hype<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about …

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Top 10 novels about unfaithful wives

From the class-crossing Constance Chatterley to Tolstoy’s enchanting Anna Karenina, here are 10 wives caught in flagrante delicto by their creators<p>Some years ago, at a performance of Puccini’s opera Tosca, I remembered a book I had read on the opera by a US historian that established just how …

Literature

Authentic Italian Medieval Delight in Napa Valley: Castello di Amorosa

Wine Tasting at a California Castle<p>What do you do when you find yourself in the premiere wine tasting region of the United States and only have time …

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

17 Short Stories That Will Scare The Pants Off You In No Time

Halloween snacks you can finish during your lunch break -- as long as you keep those pants on.<p>The air is growing crisp, jack-o’-lanterns appearing on doorsteps, huge bags of candy stockpiled in cupboards: Yes, it’s nearly Halloween. Maybe all you want to do is watch scary movies and work on your …