The Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities

The Caribbean is full of outstanding beauty and offers once in a lifetime experiences to be remembered. Here’s our list of amazing spots in the Caribbean that you should add to your bucket list.

The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities & Experiences

Frolic with flamingos on Aruba

Aruba’s private Renaissance Island is home to a flock of flamingoes which spend their days strolling along the beach and wading through the balmy Caribbean waters. The beach is primarily open to resort residents, however, a day pass can be purchased on the day for $99.00, which includes lunch, 1 drink, and a water float. It doesn’t get more Insta-pretty than this! Make sure you bring your camera, as you’ll want to remember the day you frolicked with flamingoes and got up close with these amazing birds!

For further information call Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino on 1-800-421-8188.

The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities & Experiences

Take a trip to Stingray City

A must-visit attraction on Grand Cayman, Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars which are home to about fifty stingrays. Weighing in the region of 150 lbs. and approximately five feet in width, visitors can swim and interact with the stingrays. Charter boats depart daily to Stingray City from several piers along Seven Mile Beach.


The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities & Experiences

Explore underground lakes of Bermuda

Bermuda’s Crystal Caves are a sight to be seen, with crystal clear underground lakes, stalactites, and stalagmites. These huge formations, which grow slowly each year, began 30 million years ago. Even the most difficult to please tween will stand mouth agape at these incredible wonders of earthly beauty. Their sister property, Fantasy Caves, is equally astonishing and well worth the visit.

Visit Crystal Caves for further information and to book.

The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities & Experiences

Set sail to Iguana Island

One of the most popular attractions on Turks and Caicos is Little Water Cay’s Nature Reserve, which is home to the country’s endemic rock iguanas. These miniature dinosaur lookalikes bask in the sun as visitors snap their pictures. Easily accessed from the Leeward Marina by several boat tour operators, this island excursion is great for the whole family.

The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities & Experiences

Swim with pigs in The Bahamas

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can certainly swim! If you’re staying on Nassau or The Exumas a day trip to Pig Beach should definitely be on your vacation wish list. There are several tours to choose from and many include a trip to Compass Cay to swim with the sharks and a stop at Allen Cay to see the iguanas. What are you waiting for? Book your trip to The Bahamas stat!

Columbus Day Lesson


Columbus Day Lesson

Columbus Day Lesson


Columbus Day is on October 12, but it is sometimes celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is a federal holiday, so post offices and federal government offices are closed. Schools in some districts are open while in other districts they are closed. Columbus Day celebrates the 1492 landing of Christopher Columbus on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. The Bahamas are part of the Americas. Christopher Columbus is also called Cristoforo Colombo and Cristóbal Colón. This short lesson reviews basic facts about Columbus for K-12 and ESL students. (3 pages)

Christopher Columbus - Portrait Who was Christopher Columbus?

    • He was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492.
    • Columbus “discovered America” when he landed on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas.
  • He was not the first European to visit America, but his visit led to the Spanish colonization of the area, which encourage other European countries to also colonize the area.
Columbus Landing in the New World What was Columbus looking for?

    • He was looking for a sea route to Asia.
    • European merchants traveled across the land to get silk, spices, and opiates from China and India.
  • Columbus thought he could find a faster route to Asia.


King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain Who financed Columbus’s voyage?

  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain financed his trip.
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria How many ships made the voyage to the New World?

  • There were three ships in Columbus’s small fleet: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
  • Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria, which was the largest of the three ships.
Map of the Bahamas Where did Columbus and his men first land?

  • They landed on an island in the Bahamas. Columbus called the place San Salvador.
  • Columbus thought he and his men had reached the East-Asian mainland.


Replica of the Flag on the Santa Maria Why did the King and Queen of Spain sponsor Columbus’s voyage?

  • They wanted to increase Spain’s power and wealth by establishing new trade routes and new colonies.
  • Columbus made four trips to the New World.
Indians - Native Americans What did Columbus call the inhabitants of North America?

  • He thought he was in India, so he called them Indians.
Burial Place for Christopher Columbus - Cathedral of Seville When did Christopher Columbus die?

  • He died on May 20, 1506. He was about 55 years old.
  • He is buried in the Cathedral of Seville in Spain.
  • Some experts believe that a mistake was made and that his remains are in Santo Domingo.




Instagram Guide to Mexico

From ancient Mayan ruins and stunning modern architecture to colorful cuisine and bright pink lagoons (yes, you read that correctly!), Mexico is a photographer’s dream.

Mexico City, the country’s vibrant capital, is stuffed to the brim with Instagrammable sites, but camera-ready destinations stretch west from the Baja California peninsula to the eastern tip of the Yucatan, encompassing hotspots like Cancun and Cabo San Lucas along the way.

This collection of the most photographable spots in the country will make you want to grab your passport and your camera phone.


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By Cassandra Brooklyn on September 18, 2019