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  • In my Caribbean travel, I’ve only visited two islands – Guadeloupe and Martinique – so far. Nevertheless, I managed to see many interesting sights and write about them. These aren’t big general “ultimate list” or “everything you need to know” posts. Instead, each one focuses on just one or a few sights or experiences from my specific point of view. Enjoy!

a view of banana trees in the grounds of the Banana Museum

A quirky Banana Museum in Guadeloupe

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a fan of quirky, small museums. The Maison de la Banane (Banana House) in Trois-Rivières, Guadeloupe, certainly falls into that category. I knew this was going to be one of those odd little museums as soon as I pulled into the little parking lot in…

The night noises of Guadeloupe

It was four in the morning when I began writing this post. I just arrived in Guadeloupe last evening and, with the six-hour time difference, my internal clock told me it was well past time to get up. Seeing it was still dark out, I lay there listening to the sounds of the night and…

full backpack interior

Packing for a solo trip

My packing is done—except for a few toiletries—and I’m ready to go! I leave on Tuesday for a month-long solo trip to Guadeloupe, Martinique, then to visit family in Connecticut, then to a TBEX conference in Spain. In June I’ll leave on another solo trip, this time for two months. Packing is a challenge for…

a view of the village of Deshaies, Guadeloupe

Choosing a Travel Destination: A Confession

I have a confession to make. It’s about how I chose my travel destination for next month. Have you ever seen the BBC show “Death in Paradise”? It’s a murder mystery series, a pretty common format on the BBC. In this case, the Detective Inspector is a goofy, absent-minded, but absolutely brilliant crime-solver. He’s assisted by…

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