Saint Martin is one of the many beautiful islands in the Caribbean. But, if your visit there doesn’t take you to Pinel Island, you would be missing one of its true gems. Pinel Island is a small island on the French side of St. Martin, just a few hundred yards offshore from the town of Cul de Sac. It is technically uninhabited but that is just a technicality, because during the day the two restaurants, a shop, and beach chairs are full of people enjoying the wonderful food, gorgeous views, and crystal clear water.
Horse-drawn carriage rides take visitors by centuries old churches, businesses, and an historic Spanish fort in St. Augustine. These are just a few of the dozens of attractions in and around Florida’s Historic Coast, where there is something for everyone. On a recent trip to Florida, we made a stop in St. Augustine and here’s how we spent our day in the nation’s oldest city. [Read more…]
Hilton Head Island is a wildly popular destination, especially for families. With broad sandy beaches, sub-tropical weather, low-rise oceanfront development, and glorious island-wide biking trails, there is much to love about this vacation destination. My family spent a few days at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and I want to share 6 fabulous activities my family loved the most while on this beautiful resort.
Known as Saint Martin on the French side and Sint Maarten on the Dutch side, a mix of people and cultures with a European influence merge with Caribbean flavor here. How it became divided remains obscured in legend. But today, as you drive this scenic island, there’s no need for your passport, because, if you notice at all, only flags and monuments mark the border. And, in case you’re wondering, a phone call from one side to the other is an international call.
Does winter’s cold embrace have you dreaming of a warm Caribbean beach? Then, Ocean Club Resorts is the perfect answer to your winter blahs. It’s located on the beautiful, award-winning island of Providenciales on Turks and Caicos, which received Trip Advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award for the #1 Island in the World! Turks and Caicos is just under three-hours with a direct flight from Charlotte, making it close enough yet far from winter’s chill.