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Welcome to more than 2,000 pages of Caribbean of vacation travel tips and advice from M. Timothy O'Keefe, author of Caribbean Hiking; contributor to National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations and Caribbean Travel and Life magazine.

Come journey with me, Tim O'Keefe, to discover what the Caribbean islands taste like, what they sound like and even how they feel, including their mud and their thorns. (Caribbean Map)

Every island is distinctive, with its own attractions, its own culture. That's why I find the region so endlessly fascinating and travel there as often as I can.

Caribbean Essentials

Caribbean Weather TODAY
Current temperatures, rainfall and wind speed for every major Caribbean island destination Hurricane tracking info & satellite maps.

Caribbean Island Destination Guides
Attractions, diving, hiking, where to stay and much more, for all the islands.

U.S. Passports required for Caribbean travel. Where & how to get them.

Best Caribbean Beaches Island by island descriptions. Blue Flag beaches. Tired of tan lines? Try a Caribbean nude beach.

Caribbean Vacation Planning Tips For a hassle-free vacation, affordable all inclusive Caribbean vacation packages include accommodations, entertainment, food and drinks. But there are many other options.

Caribbean Cruise Tips See where cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda leave from: U.S. Cruise Ports. Compare cruise dining menus. More cruise tips, including the need for cruise insurance.

Best Time to Visit the Caribbean Depends on the kind of weather you prefer, your bank account and what you want to do. Learn more Caribbean essentials.

Best of the Caribbean A short list of the Caribbean's absolute bests. A more extensive in-depth look at the best hotels, shopping, diving, hiking, carnivals and eco tourism

Where to Stay Lots of options from world class luxury resorts to small guesthouses. And also the ubiquitous timeshare properties. Go to Caribbean hotels for best hotel deals that can be booked quickly.

What To Do in the Caribbean Much more than just beaches-- such as diving & snorkeling, shopping, mountain hiking and nature walks, fishing and much, much more.

Caribbean Calendar for all the islands, what's happening when and where and best times to visit.

How Friendly are Caribbean Islanders? Attitude is everything. On one island, it stinks. Why vacation there?

How Do You Pronounce Caribbean? Islanders say "ker-e-be-an." So should you. Here's why.

Caribbean Weddings Find the marriage license rules for all the islands. Thinking about getting married at sea? Or an island wedding? Find more info and ideas.

Air Travel Easy flight planning to all the islands.

Travel Insurance Why you may need it. A good policy includes everything from pre-departure sickness and family emergencies to travel delays and unexpected accidents.

Dominican Republic Beach - Caribbean Photos - copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe - www.GuideToCaribbeanVacations.comThe Caribbean can take on many colors. This beach is in the Dominican Republic.
Dominica Emerald Pool - Caribbean Photos - copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe -

Beaches are only one of the region's many attractions. This is the famous Emerald Pool in the rain forest of Dominica.