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How To Eat In Grenada

They call Grenada the Spice Island of the West: cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, tumeric, ginger, saffron, allspice and of course the omnipresent spice nutmeg– exports of which from the island now account for nearly thirty percent of the world’s crop. But Grenada’s culinary treats extend...
October 21st, 2011 | Caribbean, Country Guides, Food & Wine, Ideas, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

Where To Stay In Grenada

This is the second post of a three-part series on what to do, where to stay and how to eat in Grenada.  Grenada offers a wide range of lodging, from camping to rainforest cottages at $40 per night to five-star, luxury resorts that run closer to $1500. As a general rule, the neighboring islands of...
October 14th, 2011 | Caribbean, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Staying There | Read More

Slideshow: What To Do In Grenada in the Caribbean

Slideshow: What To Do In Grenada in the Caribbean
This is post one in a three-part series on what to do, where to stay and how to eat in Grenada. Grenada (pronounced Gre-NAY-da) is a tri-island state in the Southeast Caribbean, just north of Trinidad and Venezuela–and the perfect spot for the Caribbean traveler looking for more than just beaches.   Despite...
September 27th, 2011 | Country Guides, Grenada | Read More

Book Review: Pictures Of You

Book Review: Pictures Of You
Pictures of You By Caroline Leavitt Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Rating: 4 stars Review by Rebecca Lucente I did not expect to disappear into the world of this book. I didn’t even think I would like it beyond the level of regard I have for all books, simply because I love a story. At...
March 1st, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

Book Review: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite Broadway Books RATING: 3.5 Stars I really wanted to fall madly in love with this book. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is Eve Brown-Wait’s opus, 20 years...
January 18th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss

Book Review: Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss Harper Collins, 2010 RATING: 3.5 Stars REVIEW BY SUE JORDAN In high school and later in college, I typically spent weekends, school vacations and summers working in my parent’s hotel.  It was small, homey, a place for “summer folk” to hang their hats...
January 4th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey

The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey
The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey Palgrave Macmillan, $12.00 RATING: 3 Stars THE PREMISE: Mick Conefrey has culled some of the most ambitious expeditions from the 19th and 20th centuries, the “heroic age” of exploration, and packaged them into a How-To guide that’s...
November 30th, 2010 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Remote Islands

Book Review: Atlas of Remote Islands
Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will by Judith Schalansky Penguin Books, Available September 28, 2010 RATING: 4 STARS Judith Schlansky’s psuedo-tome–the product of a lifetime of studying maps, typography, art and design–is a charming romp...
September 28th, 2010 | Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Female Nomads And Friends: Tales Of Breaking Free And Breaking Bread Around The World

Female Nomads And Friends: Tales Of Breaking Free And Breaking Bread Around The World
Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around The World by Rita Golden Gelman Three Rivers Press, Jun 2010 REVIEW BY SITHARA REDDY Female Nomad and Friends, a book of short stories compiled by Rita Golden Gelman, takes its readers on cultural journeys that will satisfy...
September 7th, 2010 | Food & Wine, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Dispatches From the Road: Guatemala: What Not to Bring To A Third World Country

Dispatches From the Road: Guatemala: What Not to Bring To A Third World Country
San Marcos, Guatemala is a tiny town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, deep in the Western Guatemalan Highlands. Lush volcanoes and Mayan villages pepper the shore, and with clear views of both, San Marcos has become Guatemala’s epicenter of zen and spirituality. People come here to cook, to read,...
August 31st, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Guatemala, Solo Travel | Read More