Moonsplash: Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve, Anguilla

When people describe Anguilla, they often rave about the beaches and the food, but not to be overlooked is the music.  Live music is widely available on the island, and the most famous Anguillan musician has to be Bankie Banx.  Bankie plays regular at his now famous Dune Preserve, but once a year, he hosts “Moonsplash,” an event bringing in…Read More

Anguilla Trip Report: November-December 2014

All the film is back from the lab, all the digital images processed, and even our bags are unpacked (even the camera bag!), and our 2014 Anguilla Trip Report is complete. This year we visited many old friends, and made many new.  It remains our favorite island in the Caribbean and every day I wish I was still there. Walk…Read More

Sunday Afternoon at da’Vida, Anguilla

Omari Banks Eleven at DaVida, Anguilla

Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to visit da’Vida, located on Crocus Bay in Anguilla.  The restaurant always had a great reputation, but we never found our way there on previous visits.   After this visit, I look forward to visiting again. We weren’t alone.  Sunday afternoon seemed to be the time, and da’Vida seemed to be the place.  The…Read More

Top Ten Irie Moments of 2014

We travel over Thanksgiving and every year give thanks for all we have.  We find ourselves doing the same at the year’s end.  We are thankful for the wonderful people we have met and the great adventures we have had together.  Join us for our New Year’s Eve countdown of our top ten irie moments of 2014! #10  Learning New…Read More

A Great Time to Be On Anguilla: Video Release of Omari Banks’ “No Point to Prove”

Fortune smiled upon us as we happened to be on Anguilla at the same time as the video release of Omari Banks’ new single “No Point to Prove,” featuring Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage. If you’ve been to Anguilla, you no doubt know Omari Banks.  He is the son of Bankie Banx, an Anguillan legend, and it’s clear that the…Read More

Just Back from Anguilla!

We’re back from a very restful stay at the CuisinArt Resort on the beautiful island of Anguilla.  This was our fourth trip to the island, and our second stay at the CuisinArt.  The resort is located on Rendezvous Bay with views of Ste. Maarten/St. Martin in the distance.  This two-mile stretch of beach is great for beach walkers, and those…Read More

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

Taste of the Caribbean: BBQ Chicken

Chicken and pork dishes are very common in the islands, but everyone has a slightly different interpretation.  Pictured above is the BBQ chicken at Smokey’s at the Cove, on the island of Anguilla.  The sauce is not thick and sweet, but instead is light and tangy.  Order it along with a Red Stripe, and you have the perfect meal to…Read More