Top Caribbean islands to visit

by Travelbag on 12 October 2015, 11:10AM Top Caribbean islands to visit With over 700 Caribbean islands to choose from it was really difficult to narrow it down but we’ve managed to pick our Top 10 must-see Caribbean islands. In this three part guide we’ll reveal what makes these islands so special and why you should check them out for yourself. Every Caribbean island has something unique to offer and we hope these blogs will give you plenty of food for thought. The Caribbean is a wonderful place to go on holiday as it caters for all types of holidaymaker, those who like to take it easy and those who like to get involved and try new things. Part 1 - Antigua, Bahamas and Barbados Antigua Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands and is roughly 14 miles long and 11 miles wide. It has wonderful coral reefs which is why snorkelers from all around the w...
Top 5 Caribbean National Dishes

Top 5 Caribbean National Dishes

Caribbean cuisine displays influences from around the world. It is a blend of African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese influences. These traditions were adapted to reflect the local produce available on the islands, creating a unique style of cooking. While each island will have its particularities, they have many dishes in common. Travelbag has put together a guide of the mo...
by Rianne Ojeh on 17 October 2014, 11:10AM



Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

This sublime tropical island is a part of the Caribbean archipelago despite being classified as an Atlantic island. Barbados has a rich colonial history that runs deeply throughout the island meaning that its history has significantly influenced works of writers who have based themselves elsewhere. Essential Holiday ReadingWhat is the perfect book for reading while the golden sands of the beach...
by Travelbag on 13 October 2014, 10:10AM



How to spend your holiday in Barbados

How to spend your holiday in Barbados

The beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados has been wildly popular with tourists for decades. It is the kind of place that fuels the fantasies of people all around the world, shivering their way through harsh winters, because Bajan temperatures rarely dip below 25°C, even in the middle of December. It might sound strange, but the island now owes a lot to modern celebrities and native Bajans l...
by Rianne Ojeh on 17 September 2014, 11:09AM



Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

When you think of Cuba your mind shoots to cigars, Castro and communism, but the second largest island in the Caribbean also has a deep literary, cinematic and musical history for us to explore. Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to recommend a book commonly held as the classic Cuban novel: Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde (sometimes published in English un...
by Travelbag on 09 September 2014, 13:09PM



Exotic Destinations a 10 hour flight from the UK

Exotic Destinations a 10 hour flight from the UK

For most, getting out and seeing the world is a lifelong ambition. There’s a very good reason why we yearn for sandy beaches, soaring mountains and fruity cocktails by the sea. It’s not just that we need a break from the pressures of work and family routine from time to time - though that’s obviously of great importance too - it’s simply that human beings were designed to...
by Rianne Ojeh on 13 August 2014, 09:08AM



We asked 1,000 Brits to name a famous Mexican

We asked 1,000 Brits to name a famous Mexican

If you had to name one famous Mexican, whom would you choose? We posed this question to 1,000 Brits using Google’s Consumer Surveys, and the results were mixed, to say the least!The Centaur of the North, Pancho Villa, topped the results, but just 0.1% behind the Mexican revolutionary was no other than Speedy Gonzales! The Looney Toon came a close second in our poll, with 7.6% of Brits voti...
by Travelbag on 24 September 2013, 09:09AM



Beautiful Barbados

Beautiful Barbados

Barbados is well-known for its celebrity visitors, who enjoy the year-around sunshine and pristine beaches. However, no matter what your budget or style, you are sure to enjoy a great holiday that suits you on this beautiful island. Matthew Mitchell, sales consultant at Travelbag’s Chester branch reports back from a recent trip to the Caribbean. Having been to Barbados several times but n...
by Matthew Mitchell on 12 June 2013, 10:06AM



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