Category Archives: CARIBBEAN

Carnival Cruise

Growing up I would go to a Caribbean resort every year.  I’m not really into the resort scene anymore but I still need to take a break from the long Canadian winter.  This past year, I went on my first cruise and I have to say it was fab-u-lous.  We went to Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  I’ve been to Mexico and Jamaica numerous times, but visiting them back to back – I realized how lush and beautiful Jamaica is, and hope to return again one day.  Being on a cruise was great because it was very relaxing but I was able to go on some adventures at each of the ports along the way .  Also, being a water baby, I loved cruising on the open sea.  Oh, and the food.  Fantastic food.  Thank god there was a running track.

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Making Churros - Cozumel, Mexico

Making Churros – Cozumel, Mexico

Postcard Palms - Cozumel, Mexico

Postcard Palms – Cozumel, Mexico

Carnival at Night - Cozumel, Mexico

Carnival at Night – Cozumel, Mexico

Stingray Alley, Grand Cayman

Stingray Alley, Grand Cayman

Jerk Chicken - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Jerk Chicken – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

On and On - Carnival Cruise

On and On – Carnival Cruise

Ocean Drive, Miami

Ocean Drive, Miami

Miami Beach

Miami Beach

Cuba

Here’s my tip to you: do not go to Cuba during their winter season.  A couple of years ago my friends and I went to Varadero, Cuba at the end of January and the weather was terrible.  Having a towel wrapped around my head and shivering on an empty beach was not my idea of a warm holiday!  Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to Havana but Varadero was still a nice day trip.  I have long forgotten the food, but I do remember how wonderful the people were;  full of passion and grace.

Waiting - Varadero, Cuba

Waiting – Varadero, Cuba

Guard Dog - Varadero, Cuba

Guard Dog – Varadero, Cuba

Late Night Swim - Varadero, Cuba

Late Night Swim – Varadero, Cuba

Moment In Time - Varadero, Cuba

Moment In Time – Varadero, Cuba