Posts tagged caribbean
Sailing in Barbados

Over Thanksgiving we packed our swimsuits and sandals and headed south to the Caribbean. Greg and I started the trip by taking a few days just the two of us to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary on the beautiful island of St. Lucia (more here and here) and then island hopped over to Barbados to spend the holiday with family. It was our second Thanksgiving in a row in the Caribbean, as the year before we were…

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Golden Hour: Sunsets in St. Lucia

If there's one thing I know I'll never forget about St. Lucia, it's the sunsets. Nestled between the dramatic twin Pitons with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, Sugar Beach makes for the perfect spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary with a stay at the Viceroy Resort (more about our visit here) and our days of fun in the sun ended in quiet moments of gratitude and reflection on the past year.  Each night was equally…

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Hotel Spotlight: Sugar Beach Resort in Saint Lucia

Every once in a while you visit a resort or location that's so magical and unforgettable you know it's a destination you'll make a point to return to one day. For me, Sugar Beach Resort on the beautiful island of St. Lucia is one of those places. This past November Greg and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, and leading up to the milestone we knew we wanted to do something special. With Thanksgiving just a few days later and plans to spend the holiday in Barbados, we decided to head to…

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Mermaid Tears: Barbados Beach Day

With this being our first visit to Barbados, Greg and I spent most of the trip sightseeing and getting a lay of the land. We encountered unusual rainy weather the first two days, but took full advantage of the sunshine once it peeked out from behind the clouds Monday morning by hitting the beach. We took a boat from our resort to a nearby private beach at Saint Peter's Bay, which allowed us time on the water and a great vantage point of the colorful coastline…

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St. Nicholas Abbey

Over Labor Day weekend, Greg and I made the journey to Barbados to visit his parents who became Caribbean residents earlier this year. Neither of us had been before, but with Caribbean memories in mind, coupled with the fantastic things we’d been hearing the last 8 months, we were eager to experience the island for ourselves. Whenever I visit a new place, one of the first things I like to do is get my bearings and a sense of the land and culture. We hit the ground running and spent our first full day exploring. Our first stop was St. Nicholas Abbey, a surviving plantation built…

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