The concept was a great one for a teenager: getting thrown into the pool by flirtatious staffers, eating all the French fries I wanted at every single meal, watching grown-ups humiliate themselves during "talent night."
A tropical weather system has moved into the Atlantic from the Caribbean and is near the southeastern Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center. But the chance the system will become a tropical depression or storm is somewhat less than before.
Staying at a hotel popular with celebrities means you could swim in the same pool as Kate Hudson once did or sleep in Madonna's favorite oceanfront suite. But imagine if you could actually live -- at least for a week or two -- in Mick Jagger's six-bedroom Caribbean retreat in Mustique. You could check out his personal photos, tool around in his Jeep, even use his can opener.
It wasn't so long ago that travelers could all but name their price. During the depths of the financial crisis, unheard-of deals abounded as hotel companies did anything to lure business. These days? Not so much. The luxury travel market is coming back, with bookings up as much as 40% since mid-2008. You can still find deals this winter; you just need to think creatively -- and follow our tips.
When Colorado-born developer Mark Durliat discovered the Grace Bay Club hotel, located on the Caribbean island of Providenciales (part of Britain's Turks and Caicos group), it looked like the perfect investment: a hotel on a beautiful stretch of beach, in an up-and-coming tourist destination with a stable government and no restrictions on foreign ownership. After raising $17 million from investors, he bought the property in 2001 with plans to turn it into a premier resort.
Ivy Peltz is like many people who go on tours or cruises alone: She doesn't like to room with strangers, but she also hates paying a single supplement -- the fee many travel companies levy on singles who want their own two-person room.
Gilchrist & Soames said Monday it was recalling toothpaste made in China that it had distributed to hotels in more than a dozen countries, after discovering the product contained a chemical used to make automobile antifreeze.
The islands of the Caribbean beckon with warm trade winds, pristine blue waters, and a laid-back pace. And they offer something special for every style of traveler: nature-lovers, art enthusiasts or simply daydreamers seeking to unplug with a healthy dose of relaxation. We've selected three islands that exemplify these ideals.
Three deaths in Grenada are being blamed on Hurricane Ivan after the powerful storm swept across the Caribbean island nation devastating its capital, St. George's, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA).