Making a Statement: WTA Miami Preview

Maria made a dual statement here in 2006 by showcasing a sleek, Bond girl-inspired outfit and by slashing her way to the final with the icy composure of 007.  She fell to her compatriot Kuznetsova (never thought of Sveta as Dr. No), now the top…

Island shopping? Part 5

A Reluctant Goodbye It turns out that I don’t need one, as the Caribbean sun beaming through my balcony door is more than enough to awake me and inspire a day whiled away sitting and sipping on the beach, with a spell of snorkeling thrown…

Island shopping? Part 4

On The Way To MoBay For the hour-and-a-half drive to MoBay, I’m fortunate to have Sparrow as my taxi driver. The trip quickly becomes a traveling history lesson, as he notes points of interest and explains each one’s place in Jamaica’s history. About a quarter…

Island shopping? Part 3

Exploring Ochi The next day I head to the town of Ochi, and enjoy a lunch of jerk chicken at Total Treat Bar & Restaurant. A Jamaican specialty, jerk is a style of cooking in which meat (usually chicken or pork) is rubbed or marinated…

Island shopping? Part 2

Action! Actually, these gentle nurse sharks strike me more like lazy dogs than man-eaters. Still, I wouldn’t want to be at the wrong end at feeding time, and after leaving the chomping creature behind, I move on to the activity that put Dolphin Cove on…

Island shopping? Part 1

Line up for a great deal on a Getaway to one of the Caribbean’s best Sitting in the bath-warm Caribbean, with an aquamarine Jamaican sky arching overhead and just the right amount of mellow ocean breeze, I should be pretty relaxed. And I would be,…