Caribbean Travel Editors’ Blog

This week’s blog post comes from a Meat Counter Mom with a heavy heart. My good friend, Dr. Chris Raines was killed in a car wreck this weekend. Chris and I were friends and roomies in graduate school. Chris sent me my first-ever text message. It was about an apple-cinnamon bacon project we were going to try. Although Chris was younger than me, I looked up to him in the digital world. He was the innovator. He was tweeting before I knew that it wasn’t something that birds did. He started a meat blog long before I ever considered it. And, when I decided to enter the twenty-first century and start a blog and a Twitter, it was Chris that I consulted (via text message). It was his idea to make my blog a ‘Mommy’ blog. Adventurous visitors can jump off limestone ledges into the water below. The falls at Tat Sae blend into the jungle around them, meaning that the entire area is well shaded. For visitors, there are changing rooms, toilets, and even a simple restaurant. It’s a beautiful and relaxing place to visit for a few hours from Luang Prabang.

If you vacation in the fall, you will want to travel in the southern tier of the US, but in the late spring or summer, you definitely should head North. During those months the weather will be more conducive to comfortable travel, and the scenery will be at its peak.

Hi Nica. I have to speak in English as it is actually not allowed to use other language here. Pet passport is enough but you should bring the small notebook of your pet where it was stated what vaccines he or she had got already and which was signed by your vet. Just in case. I don’t know if you have that there in Croatia.

In living the mobile life you find space saver and travel-friendly ways to store & transport what you use and need most. I find that magnetic boards and accessories are a great way to keep things handy and in their spot. I always try to put a magnetic board near the kitchen in my RVs.

Thanks for this great list, Margaret! A number of your suggestions, such as the rollaboard carry-on bag and the memory foam travel pillow, are suitable not only for business travelers but also for more elderly passengers (like me!) whose bodies need every help they can get to survive the stresses and strains of long-distance travel.

THanks for the info about getting your pet to the Philippines! We’re planning a month long trip next March and want to bring our Chihuahua/Terrier with us. I see plenty of info for bringing pets to the Philippines, but what about the trip back? Are there extra headaches there? Or was it simple? We’ll be leaving and returning to the US.Travel