Snorkeling Grand Case, St. Martin

Grand Case is known for its beautiful beach and exquisite French dining, but not so much for snorkeling. Which is a shame because there are some good options. (Shortcut to my video here.) Grand Case Beach/Baie de Grand Case - if you try snorkeling here be careful of the boats and jet skis. Snorkel excursions … Continue reading Snorkeling Grand Case, St. Martin

Snorkeling and Diving Galleon Bay, Antigua

While staying near English Harbour in Antigua, I had the opportunity to snorkel and dive Galleon Bay. Granted, it isn’t a premier dive site, but it was a fun way to experience my first shore dive and my first unguided dive. The fact that I was able to snorkel the bay beforehand meant that I … Continue reading Snorkeling and Diving Galleon Bay, Antigua

Diving Sint Maarten: The Bridge

Our second dive with Dive Sint Martin was at The Bridge. This dive site was created when the Simpson Bay Bridge was replaced by a wider, higher bridge to accommodate a wider, higher mega yacht. The remains of the old bridge were dumped at this site and nature has taken over, providing a beautiful dive … Continue reading Diving Sint Maarten: The Bridge

Diving Sint Maarten: Carib Ghost

I’d like to rave about how great our first day of diving was on Sint Maarten but I’ve got to get to bed so I can have another fantastic day of diving tomorrow. Click here to see the video, which speaks for itself. This turtle was a little shy. We met some awesome people on … Continue reading Diving Sint Maarten: Carib Ghost

Snorkeling at Îles des Saintes

The highlight of our trip to Îles des Saintes in Guadeloupe was snorkeling at Plage de Anse Mire. We had been trying to find a place to snorkel and finally decided to try this beach just outside of Les Saintes, the cute fishing-village-turned-tourist-town where we were staying. Plage des Anse Mire The beach itself is … Continue reading Snorkeling at Îles des Saintes

Sharing Fridge Magnets

I’m in Les Saintes in Guadeloupe and stopped in a French deli, Robbe Steack, to get a few things. I noticed that the proprietor had refrigerator magnets on her well-traveled fridge. Kevin insisted that I give her one of my magnets for http://www.thewelltraveledfridge.com. He explained in his best French that it was for her and … Continue reading Sharing Fridge Magnets

Dominica: Indian River Cruise

The Indian River Cruise is on most tourists’ must-do list while they are in Portsmouth. Cruise ship passengers even make the trip on organized excursions. So, is it worth the time and money? While the Indian River Cruise is not high adventure, it is a relaxing and educational couple of hours. I’d recommend it for … Continue reading Dominica: Indian River Cruise

Road Trip to Calibishie

Curious about the north coast of Dominica (and hankering for some chocolate), we headed west from our accommodation towards Penville. The prior day had been overcast, rainy, and blustery, so we were looking for something to do that didn’t rely on blue skies and calm seas. From Portsmouth, if you drive north you’ll soon get … Continue reading Road Trip to Calibishie

Seahorses! Diving near Portsmouth

After moving to Portsmouth for our last few days on Dominica, we went on a dive trip. This dive day was a little more challenging. On the first dive I made the mistake of descending without enough weight. About halfway into the dive, which had gone really well, I kept ascending and then fighting it … Continue reading Seahorses! Diving near Portsmouth