Caribbean & Mexico
Why Not Consider a Long Stay in the Caribbean?

Why Not Consider a Long Stay in the Caribbean?

For those who travel to southern destinations to miss the worst of winter weather, this year presents some special challenges. Where else can we go to escape the snow and sub-zero temperatures? JW Advisory Council member Nancy Drolet shares safety considerations and top picks for long-term stays in the warm waters of the Caribbean.

Follow Hemingway’s Footsteps in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

Follow Hemingway’s Footsteps in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

I’m standing about 800 km east of Havana, Cuba on a narrow bridge spanning an effervescent jade ocean. In the distance, an iron statue of Ernest Hemingway welcomes me to Cayo Guillermo in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, a 200-km string of tiny islands sprinkled off the northern coast of Cuba.

Step back into colonial history in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Step back into colonial history in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Ponce is often referred to as La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South) or La Ciudad de los Leones (City of Lions). It was first discovered in 1692, and is named for Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the great-grandson of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce De León.

Get Off the Grid in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Get Off the Grid in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Known as the ‘Spanish Virgin Islands’, Vieques is located about eight miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and is 20 miles (32 km) long by 4.5 miles (7 km) wide. It’s not hard to tell a tourist from one of the 9,000 locals, who share the dusty streets with horses, golf carts, trucks, scooters and Jeeps.

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