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From Jamaica to St Thomas, Following the Trail of Caribbean Pirates

With all proper deference to Capt. Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, there’s a far richer (and bloodier) vein of real pirate history and lore running through the islands of the Caribbean. And while some of it […]

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From Cancun to Turks and Caicos, 7 Cocktails to Make Right Now

If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean in your own home.  One […]

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A Taste of the Caribbean’s Hidden Sugarcane Mecca, Marie-Galante

It’s a quiet land of waving cane fields and serene beaches, ti’ punch and accras, shaped like a pancake and flat like one, too.  And the casual observer might mistake this merely for a serene Caribbean paradise.  But Marie Galante […]

Rum Journal: A Legendary Rum From A Lost Trinidad Distillery

If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red […]

Guana Island Has Its Very Own Orchard

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor  These days there’s a whole lot of talk about farm-to-table “this” and slow food “that” in the culinary world, but one Caribbean resort is (literally) putting its fork where it’s food is. And at […]

Rum Journal: A Bold Rum From Zacapa

However you feel about Guatemala’s Rum Zacapa, you have to acknowledge just how much the company has done for rum. Particularly in a United States market where rum is only just now beginning to find its place as a premium […]

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Pringles Jamaican Jerk Chips Are What You Need Right Now

Where do you go when you’re “jonesing” for jerk? If you’re in Jamaica, head for Scotchie’s. If you’re on Grand Cayman, swing by Season To Taste. And if you’re in Florida, drive to your nearest Walgreens. Yep, Walgreens. Because that’s […]


In the Heart of Barbados, Superb Jamaican Cuisine

Even from here, I can smell it. The smoky fragrance of jerk fills the air and makes my stomach yearn for that distinctive taste of Jamaica. And since I live in Miami and I’m currently in Barbados, that yearning for […]

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A Special Tequila Tasting in the Mexican Caribbean

Tasting Tequila and Mezcal By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Quick question: Do you know the difference between mezcal and tequila? I didn’t until I took a tequila tasting class at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a luxury all-inclusive resort where […]

Rum Journal: Another Interesting Variety From Rhum Saint James

It’s practically a given: when you open a bottle of Martinique’s Rhum Saint James, you’ll find a high-quality, great-tasting rhum agricole.  But what’s also a given is something a bit more rare: whatever the age, whatever the vintage, St James […]

Rum Journal: Rhum Clement’s Canne Bleue Rhum Blanc Agricole

Above: Habitation Clement in Martinique (CJ Photo) Local. It’s a word whose meaning has broadened in recent years. Today, it means authentic, it means close by, it means fresh. And while we love rums from all over the Caribbean, an increasing […]

Caribbean Plate: Jerk Paradise in Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY — Every place has its own special taste, its own signature flavour. In Jamaica, that’s undoubtedly jerk, the world-famous seasoning with a history as old as the island. And if you’re looking for true Jamaican jerk, Scotchie’s is […]

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2013

It’s been another great year for rum. It continues to grow in popularity, as more and more people around the world continue to appreciate the quality and diversity of cane spirits. We’ve tried almost 130 rums this year from all […]

In Downtown Kingstown, Finding the Spirit of St Vincent and the Grenadines

Above: Basil’s Bar (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell KINGSTOWN — “THE ROTI came from above.” No, it wasn’t a verse out of some apocryphal Old Testament chapter recently discovered in the West Indies. The scene was Aggie’s, a […]

Spence: A Chef Comes Home to Jamaica

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor This past holiday season I was lucky enough to make the trek back home to Jamaica for Christmas dinner with my family, which is always a joyously stressful occasion. Putting a check on my foul […]


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