I’ve been with Caribbean Travel+Life for nine years, first as the Photo Editor and now as Staff Photographer. I’ve visited over thirty islands, returning to some as many as ten times. When I’m on a boat or some exotic beach, I’m right at home, and I’m not afraid to hang out of a helicopter, an ultralight or a parasail to get the shot. I travel with Sarah often. Too much, actually. I’m also not afraid to tell her who’s boss. Just don’t tell her I said that. Together we have nothing but your best interests in mind. We find the finest beaches, the most delicious food, the strongest drinks and the best the Caribbean has to offer...all just for you!
Favorite Caribbean Island: There are countless islands I love visiting, but St. Barts, to me, is a baguette above the rest.
Tropical Drink of Choice: Traditional rum punch, but not the one you’re thinking. The one sans colorful fruit juices (which makes it “traditional”). Mine has a rhyme that makes it easy to remember, no many how many you’ve had: One part sour (lime juice), two parts sweet (simple syrup), three parts strong (RUM, baby!), four parts weak (ice). My favorite places for a drink are Elvis’s Beach Bar, Anguilla and Yellow Beach Bar on Ilet Pinel, St. Martin.
Travel Tip: Tourists hang out. Locals “lime.” A lime is a get-together, where friends relax in a chill spot, often with music and drinks. If you ask a local where the best lime is, you’ll immediately be regarded as an in-the-know traveler. Not just a tourist. My favorite limes are Sunday afternoon at Gwen’s Reggae Grill, Anguilla and Sunday afternoon at The Soggy Dollar, Jost van Dyke. Meet me there!