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New Harvest Caye Private Island

Harvest Caye, a 78 acre island a mile offshore from Southern Belize was just completed by Norwegian Cruise Line. It has a dock big enough to accommodate the 4000-passenger Norwegian getaway. Not having to tender to a private port makes everything safer, faster and more convenient for guests. …

Black History Month 2017

Black History Month 2017 Black History Month is an annual celebration that began under President Gerald F. Ford in 1976, to recognize and honor achievements of black Americans, as well as a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in the history of our great nation. …

Black Music Festivals 2017

We’re highlighting some of the best African American Music Festivals in the U.S. and Caribbean. Black Music Festivals 2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival & Music Festival Tampa Bay, FL Jan.11-20, 2018 This ten-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned …

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King brought hope and healing to America.  I could not recall a time more than now that we need to remember all the things that he stood for, and the life that he led full of compassion, dignity, courage, humility, justice and truth. Dr. King’s …

Guadeloupe, Pointe a Pitre Cruise Port of Call

Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, is located on Grande-Terre. This beautiful area often gets overshadowed by some of the more touristy areas. If you do have a day to spare, Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre is worth checking out. Waterfront Unfortunately, Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre has been rebuilt many times so it’s difficult to find any …

The 6 Best Places to Fall in Love in Rome & Paris

Americans chose Paris and Rome as the world’s most romantic cities.  Now, Monograms’ Local Hosts are helping travelers take their Paris and Rome romances to the next level by weighing in on the best places to fall in love in each city. PARIS: Thanks to world-class dining, incredible …

New Years Lucky Foods Worth Traveling For

New Years means a lot of different things to each of us.  For many, it is a time for reflection, renewal and to set new goals.  A new, blank calendar can symbolizes a new chapter in life waiting to be written. That being said, many folklore have been …

The Most Beautiful Churches To Spend Christmas Eve

No matter what religion you are, you may find yourself in a church on Christmas Eve. Throughout the United States there are quite a few churches that leave you speechless upon entering them. Here are some of the most beautiful churches in the U.S. to visit on Christmas …