Antigua and Barbuda

Brief History: Christopher Columbus came to Antigua in 1493 and the Spanish settlers grew sugarcane and tobacco there. It was colonized by the British in 1632 and remained a British possession until 1981.

Jim’s Perspectives: In 1993, my wife (who I was then dating) and I took a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas and we had a wonderful time. Went snorkeling and toured through the market in Martinique, and then went to a beach party in Antigua. The island of Antigua has the nickname “The island of 365 beaches” because they have so many beautiful beaches. And I can verify that we saw a few really pretty ones while there!

Our next stop was in St. Maarten and hung out on the beautiful beaches on the French side (in St. Martin). Note: I was so impressed by the beautiful beaches in St. Martin in 1993, that 4 years later I booked St. Martin for one of our stops on our honeymoon! Afterwards, our next stop was Barbados where we walked down their unspoiled white-sand beaches and checked out the caves.

Algeria

Incredible Roman Ruins in Algeria Country Information: The capital of Algeria is Algiers and almost all of Algeria’s population is Sunni, making Islam an integral part of Algerian culture - though a extremely small Christian population lives here as well.  Because...

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands is also known as Isla Malvinas, the islands is a territory of the UK and is home to 2,931 Falkland Islanders (2016). The official language is English. The capital of Falkland Islands is Stanley. The majority of Falkland Islanders practice...

Suriname

  About half the population of Suriname lives in Paramaribo, the capital city. Mostly nondescript economic district offering little for tourists to see. 80% of Suriname is jungle so when you go you must see it—it’s wonderful! I visited the Brokopondo area about 2...