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  travel writer Jim Byers KEY WEST — The let-it-all-hang out capital of North America, mostly because the weather’s better than San Francisco. There are fabulous resorts, including the Casa Marina, a Waldorf-Astoria property. Budget-minded folks should try some of the historic inns, including the casual, but well-tended Key Lime Inn. Food

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  CANE BAY — Staring into the turquoise Caribbean Sea while sipping a tropical drink topped by a tiny paper umbrella, I suddenly realized what makes St. Croix so special. My first inkling was the sign outside Off the Wall Beach Bar: “No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” Then came

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  CHRISTIANSTED —I’m kayaking on the Salt River in near darkness. There are a few homes lit up on a nearby hill, close to where Christopher Columbus landed in 1493. And there’s a bucketful of stars over head. As I float silently, I roll my arm back and forth in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — The leader of the British Virgin Islands says his government hopes to reopen a luxury resort that shuttered last month, or at least help workers find other jobs. The Biras Creek Resort ended operations last week. A message on the resort’s website doesn’t report

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  HAVANA — As the United States and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted. Only months after the US eased travel restrictions, several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More U.S. colleges

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  The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The

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  MIAMI — The world’s best cruise line bartenders from Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fight for a place in the DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS™ Global Grand Final The battle to become the world’s best bartender is on. This year, 5,500 cruise line bartenders from three

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  WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday. Amanda Waller was last seen Thursday while swimming back to Curacao’s popular Cas Abao beach.

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World’s largest travel and leisure company granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchangeCompany intends for fathom, its new purpose-travel brand, to begin full-week sailings to Cuba, beginning in May 2016, in addition to fathom’s full-week sailings to the Dominican Republic MIAMI, July

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