Publication Update: August/September Issue of AFAR Magazine ~ Jamaica, Island Deep Dive

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I’m excited to be featured in the August/September issue of AFAR Magazine!

As AFAR’s Jamaica expert, I dish out on the latest fun ways to Island Deep Dive and go deeper into Jamaica’s lesser visited areas and experiences, from caving to waterfalls and food tours.

If you’re not already subscribed to AFAR, grab a copy at the nearest newsstand near you, perhaps even at the airport on your way to Jamaica.

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And if you’ve landed on my blog after reading this piece, welcome to Sunshine & Stilettos! You can find plenty of my Caribbean travel photographs and posts by browsing all over this site, or by using the Search button at the

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PHOTOS: The Samaná Peninsula of the Dominican Republic

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I’ve been dying to share more photos of the gorgeous Samaná Peninsula, where I spent the month of June.

From Samaná town to Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, this northeastern tip of the DR is one of the most stunning corners of the island, if not the entire Caribbean region. So stunning that many American and European reality TV shows and movies were filmed here. Think rugged cliffs and mountains hugging the turquoise Atlantic Ocean and diamond-white beaches–some on the world’s best lists, like Playa Rincon–bluffs blanketed in coconut palm trees,  jade rivers and waterfalls, offshore islands and national

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