Holiday Traditions

Wendy G. Gunderson

It’s the fourth week in November and I’m not wearing a bikini.  Or donning flip flops, or slathering on the sunscreen. In Wisconsin, that would be expected for this time of year, but for us, it’s a bit unusual.  It has been ten years since we haven’t traveled to the Caribbean at Thanksgiving.  With our oldest now in college, her free…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean

Come along for a taste of our favorite dishes from the Caribbean islands.  You’ll be tempted by  the refreshing conch salad of the Turks & Caicos islands, with the conch pulled from the sea right in front of your eyes.  Explore the foodie paradise of the island of Anguilla, with the best chefs of the world preparing everything from escargot…Read More

Earth Day Feature: Green VI Glass Studio, Tortola, BVI

Wendy G. Gunderson

In celebration of Earth Day, we take a trip to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for a visit to GreenVI Glass Studio.  GreenVI  is a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and other green projects in the islands.  GreenVI’s Glass Studio takes used bottles and transforms them into beautiful gifts.  There is a selection of pendants, paperweights, and other…Read More

Family Travel: How to Pick the Perfect Caribbean Hotel

Best Caribbean Resort

When we look toward traveling to a new island, one of the first choices we make is the hotel, and picking the perfect hotel for your family is no easy task.  Picking the perfect resort, villa, or hotel requires research and consideration of what you need, and more importantly, what you don’t need, to make your vacation a happy one.…Read More

Sunday is Beach Day! Our Favorite Caribbean Beaches

Best Caribbean Beaches

Sunday is beach day!  Pull on your suit, grab your sunscreen, and join us in strolling along our favorite Caribbean beaches!  Click an image for more information: All words and images ©2006-2018 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information, please send inquiries via the Contact page.  

Our Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean

After traveling around the Caribbean for a few years, we are regularly asked about what is the best resort, best beach, best restaurant, etc.  We have a long way to go in our travels through the islands, but these places have impressed us over the years.  Enjoy this list of “our best” of the Caribbean, from the best rum punch,…Read More

Looking for Caribbean stock photography?

Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda

Do you want to license an image for your website or publication?  Looking for stock photography of the Caribbean islands for your project? We would be glad to help! Images are organized by Island and by Category of image, and can also be viewed in any of our travel journal posts and features.  We have images of great beach bars, local food and drink, historic places, flora and fauna, stunning beaches, and island festivals and people.…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Raspberry Chili Cocktail, Virgin Gorda

Wendy G. Gunderson

Included in our trip to Virgin Gorda with Dive BVI was a stop at Coco Maya Restaurant for lunch.  Coco Maya describes itself as an “open concept, beachfront Latin Asian Fusion restaurant with new tasty cocktails and a casual funky vibe.”  It has some of the most interesting combinations I’ve seen both with regard to food and drink.  A perfect example is…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Callwood Distillery, Tortola

Wendy G. Gunderson

Rum has been distilled and blended by the Callwood family for more than 200 years in Tortola.  Callwood produces sugar cane rum, aged in oak barrels.  It claims to be the Caribbean’s oldest continuously operating pot distillery.  If you visit between March and August, you may have a chance to see the full distilling operation.  However, the distillery is open…Read More