Wanderlust

Ah Gwine! Barbados Crop Over Festival

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 27, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival

The countdown is on to Barbados Crop Over Festival 2017 and in 38 days, Cruzan Foodie will be front and center to witness (and partake in) the bacchanal that goes along with it. If you’ve been following me on social media (do that here, here and here), you probably know by now that I have yet to meet a Caribbean carnival I didn’t like. It’s …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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How To: Traveling to St. Vincent

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 21, 2016
Traveling to St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Traveling to St. Vincent & the Grenadines should be on your travel bucket list for 2017! When most people speak about traveling to the Caribbean, it is rare to have this group of islands in the southern Caribbean be part of the conversation. Whether it’s due to lack of coverage or limited promotion, there’s no denying the magic waiting to be found in their lush …

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Join Team Carry On & Team Global Entry

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 13, 2016
Team Carry On & Team Global Entry

If you’re a frequent flyer, you need to be on Team Carry On & Team Global Entry! The benefits of both save you time, hassle, energy and unnecessary headaches that often accompany luggage and airport security. Whether 2 days, 10 days or 15 days, you can still be part of Team Carry On for your trip. It’s all about strategy & planning, people! This quick …

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Ticket for One: Solo Travel to Chicago

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 4, 2016
Solo travel to Chicago

A little business mixed with pleasure influenced my solo travel to Chicago aka the Windy City! I always welcome the opportunity to explore new cities and experience the energy of new places. Imagine my excitement when a workshop brought me to this bustling city full of history, culture and some of the best culinary delights in the world. As the third most populous city in …

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Ticket for One: Solo Travel to Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 29, 2016
Solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados

When you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and book that trip for one, solo travel to Barbados is the ideal location for any novice solo traveler. From the food to the sights to the beaches, there’s something for everyone in this tropical destination. With one of the highest visitor return rates in the Caribbean, here’s why Barbados should be your first solo travel destination. …

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Solo Travel with Silver Moon Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 29, 2016
Solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados

Complement your solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados! My solo vacation to the easternmost island in the Caribbean was made perfect thanks to the crew on the Silver Moon II luxury catamaran cruise. With a friendly group of 12 passengers in an intimate plush setting, the team at Silver Moon Barbados made each passenger feel like royalty from start to finish. Want to be treated …

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A New Travelspective – US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 25, 2016
St. John, US Virgin Islands

The great thing about the US Virgin Islands is that each island offers a different perspective on “island living” and how to do it right! Although I was born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the other islands – St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island – each have a special place in my heart. Travelspective, a newly launched digital travel channel and …

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Granada, Spain: 5 Reasons to Visit

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 21, 2016
Granada, Spain

When I decided to study Spanish abroad, Granada, Spain was not even on my radar as a place to consider for my 4-month stay in the country. A chance meeting at my local farmers market in Hollywood, FL led me to learn about this city from an artisan olive oil merchant with Spaniard roots. What I discovered when I arrived could not compare to his …

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