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30 Best Bucket List Trips For Your Lifetime: Sailing The Hidden Caribbean

Sailing with The Moorings. @The Moorings

By Larry Olmsted

Forget about crowds or spring breakers. Even when travel returns to “normal” after the current pandemic, there will be an emphasis on low-density destinations, the great outdoors, and close-knit time with friends and family, and this kind of trip addresses all of those.

“This is the Caribbean of yore, where you anchor and then go snorkeling with turtles near the shoreline or with the multi-colored fish at one of the most pristine reefs I’ve seen,” travel expert Steve Jermanok told me. “If terra firma calls your name, you can simply swim over to the beach and walk in the sand, practically deserted except for the lone fishermen sewing his nets. At twilight, you zodiac over to the requisite beachside bar and restaurant, dig your feet in the sand, and have a stiff rum punch spiced with local nutmeg, before dining on freshly caught lobster, conch, and red snapper.”

Sailing is inherently idyllic, but this is a place of great natural beauty and few visitors, with excellent conditions for pleasure cruising, and the way …

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Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is the author of “Real Food, Fake Food.” He is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.

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