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Travel photo of the day: Snorkeling in the BahamasJean Chisser and her husband spent part of March snorkeling off the Exuma islands in the Bahamas.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:15:46 GMT

(image) Jean Chisser and her husband spent part of March snorkeling off the Exuma islands in the Bahamas.


Jean Chisser and her husband spent part of March snorkeling off the Exuma islands in the Bahamas.



Savor the sun at the best Caribbean hotelsDuring a cold, dark winter, when all you crave is warm sun and soft sand, you want to know that you’ve picked the right place to stay.

Thu, 9 Feb 2012 13:59:18 GMT

(image) During a cold, dark winter, when all you crave is warm sun and soft sand, you want to know that you’ve picked the right place to stay.


During a cold, dark winter, when all you crave is warm sun and soft sand, you want to know that you’ve picked the right place to stay.



5 Caribbean islands to discover nowWhether you're seeking solitude or socializing, thrills or history, or a really, really long hike, you can find a paradise among these lesser-known locales.

Thu, 9 Feb 2012 13:59:18 GMT

(image) Whether you're seeking solitude or socializing, thrills or history, or a really, really long hike, you can find a paradise among these lesser-known locales.


Whether you're seeking solitude or socializing, thrills or history, or a really, really long hike, you can find a paradise among these lesser-known locales.



Travel photo of the day: Rainbow over Trunk BayJason Wilson and his fiance had just purchased wedding rings on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, when they spotted this beautiful rainbow.

Mon, 9 Jan 2012 17:10:53 GMT

(image) Jason Wilson and his fiance had just purchased wedding rings on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, when they spotted this beautiful rainbow.


Jason Wilson and his fiance had just purchased wedding rings on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, when they spotted this beautiful rainbow.



Reporter's notebook: Return to CubaIn mid-October, msnbc.com senior video producer Matthew Rivera traveled to Cuba with his exiled stepmother on a family visa awarded as a result of relaxed travel regulations to the communist country.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 13:30:20 GMT

(image) In mid-October, msnbc.com senior video producer Matthew Rivera traveled to Cuba with his exiled stepmother on a family visa awarded as a result of relaxed travel regulations to the communist country.


In mid-October, msnbc.com senior video producer Matthew Rivera traveled to Cuba with his exiled stepmother on a family visa awarded as a result of relaxed travel regulations to the communist country.



Florida's Key West to offer Cuba flights

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:14:39 GMT

Key West is the latest U.S. city to receive permission from federal authorities to offer flights to communist-ruled Cuba — a half-hour hop that will be much faster than driving from Key West to Miami.



An empress' humble start on Martinique

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:21:35 GMT

(image) Empress Josephine came far from being a teenager on a remote sugar plantation.



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Costa Rica exhibits artifacts reclaimed from N.Y. museum

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:53:17 GMT

Costa Rica will for the first time display a trove of artifacts, some believed to be more than 2,300 years old, after they were returned unbidden this month from the prestigious Brooklyn Museum in New York.



'No Reservations' host Anthony Bourdain on visting Cuba

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:26:56 GMT

Bourdain talks to Overhead Bin about highlights − and the politics − about taking his Travel Channel show to Cuba.



Puerto Rico-Cuba flights resume after decades

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:52:30 GMT

Flights between Cuba and Puerto Rico have resumed nearly 50 years after service between the islands was severed due to bad blood between Washington and Havana.



Secret islands of the Caribbean

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:36:18 GMT

(image) For intrepid travelers willing to venture beyond the glitzy casinos and cruise ports, the Caribbean holds a surprising wealth of authentic and diverse island treasures.



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Best secret islands in the world

Mon, 2 May 2011 13:21:55 GMT

(image) For white-sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood, and no crowds, head to one of the world’s best secret islands.



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World's top beach destination? Providenciales

Tue, 5 Apr 2011 20:48:42 GMT

(image) The tiny island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos has been voted the top beach destination in the world, according to the travel website TripAdvisor.



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10 bargain beach getaways

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:28:22 GMT

(image) Find a ticket to paradise that's easy on the wallet.



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Get away to one of the world’s best island hotels

Sat, 5 Mar 2011 20:46:59 GMT

(image) If your travel plans include an island escape, this is the list to consult.



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Sail away to these must-visit Caribbean islands

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:59:13 GMT

(image) A fruity rum drink is calling your name from the deck of a catamaran. Consider this your step-by-step, island-by-island guide to fun on the high seas.



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Enjoy sun and sand without busting the budget

Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:10:59 GMT

(image) Putting yourself in an idyllic beach setting doesn’t have to break the bank. There are affordable beach resorts all over the world—from Florida to Greece—where a night’s stay doesn’t cost much more than dinner and wine with friends at your favorite local restaurant.



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New megaresort planned for the Bahamas

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:06:05 GMT

(image) Chinese and Bahamian dignitaries celebrated Monday as workers broke ground on what is being billed as the largest project of its kind in the Caribbean — a megaresort that will be financed and largely built by Beijing.



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