Review: The Crane Resort in Barbados

Here is our review and scoring of The Crane Resort in Barbados based on our stay in a One Bedroom Garden View King Suite with a Pool in February 2022.

COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples

Recently there have been many news reports about countries that are planning to re-open to tourists, and the measures they plan to take in order to ensure the safety of both citizens and visitors. It’s been really interesting to see the variance in protocols being implemented – in some cases, the requirements have been veryContinue reading “COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples”

Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: FOctober 25, 2021 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve beenContinue reading “Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?”

Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons

Last updated: February 2022 Originally Posted: February 14, 2019 Overview: Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean and populated by about 280,000 people. The island is formed by limestone rocks and measures about 430 square kilometers. Barbados is just north of the equator and far away enough from the hurricane belt that itContinue reading “Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons”

Dining Guide for Barbados: Cheap Eats

Updated: March 22, 2022. There’s a lot to love about Barbados: stunning white sand beaches with calm azure colored waters, consistent warm sunny days, and it’s relatively cleaner and safer than other Caribbean destinations. Since Barbados doesn’t have many all-inclusive resorts, you need to fend for yourself when it comes to food. Barbados calls itselfContinue reading “Dining Guide for Barbados: Cheap Eats”

Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay

While we’ve rarely chosen to stay somewhere solely because of the pool, some pools have greatly enhanced our enjoyment during our stay. Taking into account the pool options when choosing accommodations can be a worthwhile strategy to maximize your enjoyment during your stay, whether it’s for leisure or business. Some examples of reasons why youContinue reading “Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay”