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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL GUIDES

THE CARIBBEAN
National Geographic

Packed with all the great photography one expects from National Geographic, it also offers the cultural details and perspective of a history book, plus relevant logistical information on hotels, restaurants, and activities. Click for more



CARIBBEAN FOR DUMMIES
We've covered the Caribbean for more than a decade. Our book steers you to the Caribbean's best hotels, restaurants and fun. Throughout the book we've highlighted romantic spots and those good for kids.
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FIELDING'S CARIBBEAN
This annually updated handbook to the Caribbean is the ultimate escape-vacation guide to more than 40 islands. It contains everything the reader needs to know to plan a vacation--including choice hotels, ways to save money, and the best places to go for romance or adventure. 155 maps. 3-D tour guides. Click for more



FROMMER'S 2002 CARIBBEAN
Frommer's aims to help you choose the island and plan the vacation best suited to your budget and tastes, without inundating you with more data than you can possibly use. They describe the various island personalities and amenities, point out the health and safety hazards, and let you know where to go for the best beaches, snorkeling, gambling, shopping, golf, family resorts, sailing, nightlife, and romantic hideaways. Click for more



CARIBBEAN ISLAND GUIDES

FODOR'S U.S. & BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
This book, like all the Fodor's guides I've used, does a good job of telling you what hotels, beaches, resturants etc are there, what is the cost, and what to expect. It provides details of little out of the way places that you would probably never find on your own.
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FODOR'S POCKET ARUBA
When you're headed to a resort destination, you need different information than most travel guides can provide. Sure, you want to know about all the sights, great restaurants, and cool places to stay--but you also need detailed information on activities and sports, how to rent a condo, and which is the best grocery store to stock up on picnic supplies. Fodor's Pocket guides delivers all this and more. Click for more


ADVENTURE GUIDE TO THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
Anguilla, Antigua, St. Barts, St. Kitts, St. Martin, Barbuda & Nevis - Covering all the usual sites and attractions featured in other guidebooks, including historical forts, plantations and in-town places of interest, this Adventure Guide takes exploration a step farther. It leads you away from the tourist traps and into the heart of the island to discover hidden waterfalls and pure mountain streams. Click for more

MARTINIQUE, GUADELOUPE, DOMINICA & ST. LUCIA
Lynne Sullivan's Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive focuses on the best of the regions, from shopping to outdoors activities and nightclubs. All details on customs, culture and opportunities are overed for destination-bound visitors.
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CARIBBEAN DIVING AND SNORKLING

THE COMPLETE DIVING GUIDE
THE CARIBBEAN, VOL I

Volume I covers the Caribbean Islands from Dominica to Tobago. The first book of its kind for the area, The Complete Diving Guide - The Caribbean Volume 1 by Colleen Ryan and Brian Savage is meticulously researched and packed with useful information. The book describes over 240 dives sites and covers 50 extensively, and includes full-color underwater site plans. Click for more

THE COMPLETE DIVING GUIDE
THE CARIBBEAN, VOL II

By Colleen Ryan and Brian Savage, it is a continuation of Vol I and includes Anguilla, St Maarten/Martin, St. Barts, Saba, Statia, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Guadeloupe.
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DIVE SITES OF ARUBA, BONAIRE AND CURACAO
By Jack Jackson
In depth and detailed coverage of some of the best dive sites in the world. Click for more

SNORLELING ADVENTURES
Best Dives' Snorkeling Adventures By Joyce & Jon Huber If your idea of a fun vacation means rubbing noses with a friendly dolphin, hand feeding tame stingrays or fanning for treasure around shipwrecks, you'll love "Best Dives' Snorkeling Adventures, Click for more



CARIBBEAN COOKING

CARIBBEAN LIGHT
The food of the islands has its own special charm--who can resist the call of the jerk? Aiming to take the fear out of the feasting, dietician and culinary instructor Donna Shields has penned Caribbean Light, a healthy romp through the kitchens of our West Indian neighbors. Click for more


CALLALOO, CALYPSO & CARNIVAL
Mostly a cookbook, it is part travel guide and celebration of the music and spirit of Trinidad & Tobago. The book explores the food traditions of Trinidad & Tobago, which combine African, East Indian, European, Chinese, and Native American elements. SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE


DELICIOUS JAMAICA
From pre-Columbian times to the present, Jamaica has been a melting pot of many cultural influences. Nowhere is this better reflected than in its wonderful food. "Duckana" "Steamed Callalu", "Avocado Sauce", "Fried Green Plantain", "Johnny Cakes", "Stuffed Breadfruit", "Tabouli", "Nutty Bean Loaf", and a lot more mouthwatering taste delights await within the pages of Delicious Jamaica! Click for more

GREAT CHEFS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Pick up a copy of GREAT CHEFS OF THE CARIBBEAN and you'll be transported to the islands where lush mangoes, the freshest shrimp and swordfish and all manner of exotic vegetables are turned into visually fine dishes. Based on the television series, this book highlights the recipes of 44 chefs who work at 30 different restaurants on 17 islands. Click for more



CARIBBEAN PIRATES

UNDER THE BLACK FLAG
Though literature, films, and folklore have romanticized pirates as gallant seaman who hunted for treasure in exotic locales, David Cordingly, a former curator at the National Maritime Museum in England, reveals the facts behind the legends of such outlaws as Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Calico Jack. Click for more

BLACKBEARD & THE CAROLINA PIRATES
Here is a long out-of-print factual account of the most infamous pirate to terrorize the colonial sea-lanes of Virginia and the Carolinas, Blackbeard whose real name was Edward Teach. Click for more





A GENERAL HISTORY OF PIRATES
Published in 1724, Daniel Defoe's chronicle of the scourges of the sea was a smashing success, finding a wide audience eager for tales of those cutthroat sailors who flew the skull and crossbones. Click for more

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES
Author and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld always wondered why pirates' pants are so raggedy on the bottom edges, and what makes pirates so crabby all the time, and why it is that earrings were macho on pirates way before they became cool for any other guys. Click for more



CARIBBEAN CLASSIC FICTION AND NON-FICTION

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
by Ernest Hemingway - Vintage Hemingway novel published in 1937. Set in and near Key West, Florida, the novel is about a cynical boat owner whose concern for his rum-soaked sidekick and love for a reckless woman lead him to risk everything to aid gunrunners in a noble cause.
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THE REEF
Best selling author Nora Roberts returns to a familiar subject - treasure, the kind of treasure found among the shipwrecks in the balmy waters of the West Indies and the treasure of love-- love of family, love between the unlikeliest of partners, love found and lost and found again. Click for more
CARIBBEAN
Master storyteller James A. Michener created a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and to the rise of Castro, CARIBBEAN carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies. Click for more





THE SHIP AND THE STORM - THE LOSS OF THE FANTOME
In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch terrorized the Caribbean and Central America, leaving thousands dead, causing billions of dollars in damage, and crippling countries. In the midst of it struggled Guyan March, captain of the Fantome, the largest ship owned by Windjammer Barefoot Cruises. Having determined the Fantome was too big to seek safe harbor in any of the nearby ports, Windjammer and Captain March made the last-minute decision to take the ship out to sea in an attempt to get out of the storm's path. Click for more

A PIRATE LOOKS AT FIFTY
a travel-diary-cum-autobiography, features Buffett behind the wheel of his Grumman Albatross seaplane, safely piloting family and friends through a three-week trip around South and Central America and the Caribbean. He blends gentle scenic narration with rambling, unplugged life stories meant to convey that he's made peace with the whole aging process. Click for more

DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL
DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL is Herman Wouk's comedy about living out your fantasies on an exotic Caribbean island. Norman Paperman, a successful Broadway publicity agent, has long dreamed of escaping his high-pressure Manhattan life. In a fit of bravado, he chucks it all and buys an old hotel on tiny, primitive, lush Amerigo island. Click for more









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