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Comment by Ed Wetschler on March 29, 2013 at 2:13pm

Steven, I think it's May 2-6. If you want to contact me directly, email ed@tripatini.net. 

Comment by Steven Glasser on March 29, 2013 at 1:15pm

Yup, still living in Antigua.  When will you be here?

 

Comment by Ed Wetschler on March 29, 2013 at 1:02pm

Bequia -- yes, that's a keeper. Still living in Antigua? I'm going there for a few days next month. 

Comment by Steven Glasser on March 29, 2013 at 12:25pm

Sorry, but having lived in the Caribbean, on one island or another for the past 30 years, I don't think that anything can compare to Bequia !!

Comment by Ed Wetschler on March 29, 2013 at 11:45am

Tripadvisor Readers' Choice lists St. John, USVI, as the 2nd best island on earth. There are no other islands from the "Caribbean region" -- that is, including the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and Bermuda -- in the top 10. You agree? 

Comment by Victor Balbin on October 10, 2012 at 4:22pm

Puerto Ricans love dominoes

Comment by Ed Wetschler on August 24, 2012 at 12:09pm

Thanks, Hal and Debbra. No need to search around, Hal; I'll just head off for that cheesburger. Nice tip re the cherries; think I'll take a detour into La Cave.

Comment by Debbra Dunning Brouillette on August 24, 2012 at 11:10am

Ed: Try to make it to La Cave (wine cellar) for a tasting and (if they still have them) bring home a jar of the cherries, marinated in a liqueur. Amazing over vanilla ice cream! They used to have cool t-shirts, too... And, of course, everyone has to have a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" where Jimmy Buffett supposedly was inspired to write the song...

Comment by Hal Peat on August 24, 2012 at 11:00am

Have a safe trip, Ed. A little worried for everyone I know who are in or traveling through the region this week what with Hurricane Isaac passing through also.  You didn't mention, if it's work or leisure - but if it's writing related, I can search around my own list of contacts and notes and email you some suggestions.

Comment by Ed Wetschler on August 24, 2012 at 6:23am

I'm heading to St. Barths today (yes, very last-minute). Any thoughts on things I must see, do, or avoid?

 
 
 

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