Cuba
Karin Patrick’s Take on Havana, Cuba

Cuba has long remained elusive to the American traveler. Notions of vintage cars driving through the streets, cigars, rum and excellent music all come to mind. Who wouldn’t want to go? Over the past ten years, travel restrictions for Americans has slowly loosened, although during Trump’s presidency, the process toward absolute free travel between the …

St Lucian Chocolate Beignet Recipe
St Lucian Chocolate Beignet Recipe

Chocolate is part of Saint Lucia’s legacy: The island has produced cacao for centuries. In the past, the island’s cacao beans were exported to Europe or to Hershey, Pennsylvania to be made into chocolate; today, Saint Lucia keeps some cacao for its own chocolate production. Cocoa history on Saint Lucia dates back to the early …

Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Beach

Sanibel Island beach draws an Array of Seashells and Their Hunters Hundreds take to the beach near the lighthouse on this hammock-shaped island, hunching over the sand as they dig, lift, inspect and move on. The position is so common it has a name: the Sanibel Stoop. “We take our shelling very seriously,” said Clark …