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Stumbling upon paradise...Barbados

Stumbling upon paradise...Barbados: "When you close your eyes, imagining a beach with white sands, a crystal ocean and infinite horizon the vision between your bare feet…you’re picturing Barbados, you just don’t know it yet. This easternmost Caribbean island is considered part of the Lesser Antilles, a four hour flight from Miami. If you’re concerned about rain, no worries, the wet season falls between July and November, though Barbadian showers are just as majestic as its sunshine. Being from Southwest Louisiana, the word ‘Hurricane’ isn’t just said in passing. But, again, no worries."

Five fabulous Caribbean dining discoveries. Can you get more decadent than this?

The examiner: "Daphne's Restaurant, adjacent to The House, Barbados. Princess Diana frequented its London counterpart, and now this beachfront location next to The House hotel has foodies flocking. At Daphne’s, Chef Marco Festini Cromer’s modern Italian food is perfectly matched to current trends.

Dinner: St. Lucy Pork Chop with spiced potato wedges, apple and ginger chutney.

Dessert: Poached Pear with mascarpone and caramelized almonds."

I'd rather be in Barbados......

Ourtribune.com: "If you want a holiday, come to the Caribbean. If you want to upgrade, come to Barbados. Chay David, director of corporate communications for the Barbados Tourism Authority, told me that over a lobster dinner on the beach in Bridgetown, Barbados last, December.

Seeking a holiday, and definitely enjoying the upgrade, I spent a three-day weekend on this lovely spot in the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, a tiny dot on most world maps with an area of just more than 165 square miles, 60 of which are coastline."

US Airways Announces New Barbados Flights

US Airways will fly to Barbados four days a week starting October 1 and then offer daily service for the winter season beginning December 19.

US Airways | Flight to Barbados, Barbados vacation, Caribbean vacation: "If the idea of a gorgeous untouched landscape, exotic wildlife and serene surroundings appeal to you, consider a Barbados vacation. When it comes to Caribbean vacations, Barbados has it all. Beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping, thrilling nightlife and historic landmarks make a Barbados vacation the perfect way to escape from the everyday. So live it up in the Caribbean with US. With affordable flights to Barbados available from US Airways, there’s no reason not to!"

City joins Bajan celebration with Barbados Day Festival in Brooklyn

City joins Bajan celebration with Barbados Day Festival in Brooklyn: "Barbados is being celebrated this summer - from New York to the capital city of Bridgetown - with a free culture-filled Barbados Day Festival in Brooklyn on Saturday, a special Crop Over travel promotion, and summer-long, twice-weekly air service by Air Jamaica."