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How to Find Peace in Antigua, West Indies by Vanessa Pinto

The tropical, thick air engulfed my senses as I stepped off the airplane in St. John’s, Antigua, outgoing, well-mannered baggage staff greeted me.

The airport evoked a small and cozy feeling with greater amounts of scattered tourists and personnel strolling along outside than inside, despite the distinct, oven-like climate.

As I began my trek to the private residence I would call my home for the next two weeks, a Virgin Atlantic Air bus streamlined just overhead, engulfing the sunlight as it soared by.

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This No-Nonsense Author Shares Her Travel Stories…

When it comes to travel writing, it’s hard to get the real scoop.

Travel writers tend to overuse descriptions like charming, beautiful, quaint, vibrant, blah-blah-blah.

But what’s a destination really like?

Travel expert and author – Laurie Gough – will tell you.  Her travel stories and writing are engaging, straightforward and honest – the most lacking trait in writers today.

And luckily for us, we get a sneak peak at Laurie’s wild travel stories from her memoirs: Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey AND Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours.

Not to mention…

Her answers to some tough questions like her least favorite travel destinations, most memorable travel moment, advice on packing, greatest lesson, and even some travel writing tips!

So get the travel low-down from Laurie in this exclusive interview…

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Explore Barbados Caves and Beaches…

Barbados is one of those Caribbean Islands that keeps visitors coming back for more.  From its gorgeous picturesque beaches and endless watersports to offshore fishing and spelunking, Barbados truly does offer something for everyone. Continue

Sample the Route des Rhums; Martinique Island

Drinking and driving isn’t really the problem is it? It’s more of a drinking then driving scenario that causes issues.

Say if you were to drive for a few hours, have some drinks, call it a night, then repeat the cycle, that would be perfectly acceptable, would it not? Maybe a little alcoholic, but still acceptable.

With that in mind, enjoy the scenic drives and the tasty spirits that come with a trip along the Route des Rhums.Continue

Land, Sea & Air; Antigua and Barbuda

Great tourist destinations are able to shine from every possible angle. One way to tell if a destination shines from every angle is if you can view it from land, sea and air. Antigua and Barbuda facilitate land, sea and air tours, which provide glimpses into the islands historic significance and natural beauty.

Aerial Tours

When seeking panoramic views of Antigua, flying in the air via helicopter is the best way to go. Due to Antigua’s small size, all aerial tours available on the island are helicopter rides. Antigua is only 13 miles wide, but it consists of multiple coves, inlets and pink-sanded beaches for you to view. The islands’ helicopter tours are typically 20 to 45 minutes long.Continue