Grenada’s Grand Beaches

Grenada might be considered an off-the-beaten-path Caribbean island but it’s one of my favorites. Situated in the southern Caribbean just below St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada has it all: cascading waterfalls, rainforest hikes, endless beaches and delicious local cuisine. … Continued


Barbados’s Decaying Cotton Tower Signal Station

Cotton Tower Signal Station peeks above the surrounding sugar cane fields like a pink periscope surveying the lush ocean of Barbadian paradise. Located in St. Joseph parish (near Bathsheba’s world-class surf break Soup Bowl), the tower is named after Lady … Continued


Dr. Damian Cohall and The Power of Barbadian Plant Medicine

Barbados’s rich history of medicinal plants traces its roots to the 1627 arrival of enslaved Africans. Imported to toil in the island’s unforgiving sugarcane fields, their indigenous knowledge kept the island’s population healthy despite adversity. Today, western medicine is the … Continued


Barbados’s Crumbling North Point Surf Resort

Situated on Barbados’s rugged northern coast where crashing waves slam into 50-foot cliffs, an old hotel dies. Abandoned years ago and victim to the Atlantic Ocean’s briny wind, the North Point Surf Resort is literally a shell of its past. … Continued


Saharan Dust Gets Tropical, Barbados-Style

Africa’s Saharan Desert winds blow across the Atlantic, carrying dust, ash and biological entities hitching an ocean-spanning ride. Since 1996, Edmund Blades has managed the University of Miami’s Barbados Atmospheric Chemistry Observatory and it’s 17-meter tall tower. Situated on Ragged … Continued


Such Great Barbadian (Saharan) Heights

Africa’s Saharan Desert winds blow across the Atlantic, carrying dust, ash and biological entities hitching an ocean-spanning ride. Since 1996, Edmund Blades has managed the University of Miami’s Barbados Atmospheric Chemistry Observatory and it’s 17-meter tall tower. Situated on Ragged … Continued


Safe in Barbadian Surf

Barbadian life is full of contradictions. Generally it’s a safe island whose crime is concentrated in impoverished neighborhoods often saturated with drugs and gangs. Outside of those, as these photos affirm, crime – including theft – is minimal. At Brandon’s … Continued