Enjoying Paradise and Helping People

If you like island living… or vacationing… Antigua offers a beautiful and relaxing escape.  We just returned from a week of sun, fun, and superb dining, even a scrumptious grilled Caribbean lobster-stuffed lobster. 

This came as a big of a surprise.  Consider this.  2017’s destructive hurricane season wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and U.S. mainland.  We’d seen Southwest Florida looking far too much like a war zone after Irma left town.  Islands in the Caribbean are still working to put basic life back together.

The Antiguan Paradise group of islands is bouncing back, but it will take much more time.  For example, their island of Barbuda suffered 90% damage to its buildings and totally lost all infrastructure, like water and power.  After the September storm, Antigua had to completely evacuate Barbuda’s population, bringing everyone to Antigua.  These families are still nowhere near going home!

English Harbor from Shirley Heights

Regardless, Antigua is firing on all cylinders.  Famous ports like English Harbor and Falmouth Harbor, are full of action and mega-yachts.  Festivals and regattas are all a full forward “Go!”  Roads were horrid before the hurricane, so they’re more bizarre now, but don’t let it hold you back.  Select a resort and go relax in the sun.

How beautiful is that??!!?

We can enjoy a vacation in paradise.  In the process, help so many hard-working people and their entire economy at the same time.

Verandah Resort & Spa

Go for it and enjoy… with love and laughter.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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