A special candelight dinner for two on a Bahamian island

A special candelight dinner for two on a Bahamian island

 DAY THREE — No we’re not at the buffet at Bahama Bay or the dip-your toes in the sand Barefoot Restaurant. We’re not at the fancy Italian Il Cielo or the Drunken Duck pub. Our butler Greg Raymond who is from St Lucia has escorted us to our private candlelit...
Spring Break is coming — start making your plans for family fun

Spring Break is coming — start making your plans for family fun

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Media Services     Fresh conch, anyone?    Of course you have to dive for it first — 16 feet down off of Grand Turk Island. We go out with Trevor Watkins, a local who has lived on this tiny island (just 3,000 or so people) all his life...
Kayaking through the mangroves on Great Exuma in the Bahamas

Kayaking through the mangroves on Great Exuma in the Bahamas

DAY TWO — The phone—the special phone our butler Logesh gave us when we checked in to Sandals Emerald Bay—rings at 7:30 a.m. Logesh knows we are leaving to go kayaking at 8:30.  Would we like coffee, he wants to know. Anything else?      Boy, it is tough to have...
On a kids-free winter escape to the Bahamas

On a kids-free winter escape to the Bahamas

DAY ONE — No kids. Not building sand castles on the beach. Not doing cannon balls in the pool. Not crayoning on their children’s menus at breakfast.   And that’s just fine. Because when you are after an adult’s getaway, you don’t want a lot of kids around...
Seeing first-hand how snowsports can help improve a child’s life

Seeing first-hand how snowsports can help improve a child’s life

Step out of your comfort zone and you’ll be amazed at what you can do.    Who would have thought snowboarding could teach kids such life lessons. But that’s exactly the point of CHILL (www.chill.org), the foundation started by Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder...