Curacao is part of a trio of islands known as the ABC islands. They are off the coast of Venezuela and you will often read they are outside the hurricane belt. Once I read they were low on the hurricane belt. Either way, when it’s hurricane season in the Caribbean, the ABC islands have a low risk of getting hit since they are outside the belt. They do get hit with rain and tropical storms but the frequency of hurricanes average 28.8 years for this area. Continue reading


Klein Curacao

Klein Curacao is an uninhabited island off the coast of Curacao. They are known for their sea turtle sightings off shore. An added bonus is an abandoned lighthouse and the wrecks on the windward side. Continue reading

Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Willemstad, Curaçao

Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Willemstad, Curacao is the oldest surviving synagogue in use in the New World. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her family visited in 1992.  Continue reading

Turks and Caicos Islands: Above and Below Water

Grace Bay Beach is one of the nicest beaches we’ve been to. We stayed at Windsong by the reef. Victor is a fish and I make an effort to book places where snorkeling is close by. During this trip I learned that snorkeling with an ill fitting mask is nature’s neti pot. Sea water would pour out from his nose hours after. It was disgusting every time he tilted his head. Besides that we highly recommend this island chain for underwater lovers. Continue reading