Instagram journey in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Genie Austin heads west from her native Barbados to the SVG archipelago, where the sand may not be golden, but the pristine beaches, quiet cays and colourful buildings are the Caribbean at its tranquil best

British Virgin Islands tourism showing signs of recovery after Hurricane Irma

Now is the time to visit the islands, says one UK operator, as cruise and sailing tourism return nearly five months after the devastating storm – while rebuilding continues on land. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in theContinue reading “British Virgin Islands tourism showing signs of recovery after Hurricane Irma”

Caribbean travel update: after the hurricanes – how the worst-hit islands are recovering

Following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the most damaged islands are having to rebuild homes and infrastructure, before the often vital tourism industry can thrive again

Barbados

Lying on the verandah of my hotel the crash of the Atlantic Ocean waves is constant. The view both ways along the coastline shows white-topped waves smashing into the boulders and beaches. This is Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados and it’s not visited by many tourists. In the late afternoon there were moreContinue reading “Barbados”

Antigua – Bus Trip

Bus number 17 travels from outside Nelson’s Dockyard to the West Bus station in St John’s, the capital of Antigua. The journey costs either EC$3.75 or EC$2.75, depending on the driver. The bus I caught to St John’s took 45 minutes and the driver was incredibly considerate. He stopped for people who weren’t yet atContinue reading “Antigua – Bus Trip”

Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua

If you like this piece you can buy a kindle version of the book Julian’s Journeys, which contains this story. ” Next to the Inn is the most unusual sight in the dockyard – looking like a more orderly version of Stonehenge a dozen stone pillars are all that’s left of a boathouse that wasContinue reading “Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua”

Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants

This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches

Where to go in Costa Rica

With its rain forests, beaches and wildlife, Costa Rica makes a huge mark on the radars of those seeking pristine environments, especially as its food, drink and hostels match the natural beauty