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    What is Global Entry? (Part 1)

    by Staff Writer

    Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

    At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

    Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment.

    While Global Entry’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may still be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in the appropriate enforcement action and termination of the traveler’s membership… Read More

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    Top 5 Caribbean Golf Courses

    by Lisa Banks

      Most people would agree that sun, sand, water and verdant green are all words you would use to describe the Caribbean. What you may not expect is that the Caribbean has some of the world's most beautiful and challenging golf courses and hosts many major and local tournaments. Most courses have in-season and off-season prices, as well as guest and non-guest prices (many courses are part of resorts or hotels) and member and non-member prices. Some of the more famous require carts…
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    Caribbean Island Destination Guide: Part 3

    by Staff Writer

      We will wrap up this series with the following beautiful islands of the Caribbean: Looking for a secluded, peaceful haven? Then look to Saba Island for your next vacation. Located next to St. Maarten, this tiny island is the smallest in the Netherlands Antilles and is a magical getaway. Four small villages take you back in time with charming reminders of days past, while still providing modern luxuries. Be sure to see the famous Saba Marine Park, enjoy hiking the steep trails…
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    Caribbean Island Destination Guide: Part 2

    by Staff Writer

      As part of our “ Caribbean Island Destination Guide” series, here is part two of our three part series. Known as The Nature Island, Dominica, is every diver and hiker’s dream.  With peaks of volcanic mountains and natural waterfalls and rainforests, this island is a few miles from Martinique and considered an unspoiled island of pure beauty. The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation with over 18,000 square…
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    Caribbean Island Destination Guide: Part 1

    by Lisa Banks

      What comes to mind when thinking about luxurious accommodations, turquoise blue water, refreshing tropical drinks and white sandy beaches? I bet after hearing those fabulous teasers, you think of the beautiful Caribbean! The Caribbean is the perfect place to take that weekend getaway or that romantic honeymoon. All of the Caribbean islands offer both tranquility and adventure. All of the islands offer an array of water sports, fabulous hotels, great restaurants and stunning…
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    Weekly Fish Fry at Grand Lucayan Resort, Bahamas

    by Jane N. Anderson

      To get an authentic taste of the Bahamas, you don't have to go far, in fact, you can experience it right here at our Grand Bahama Island beachside resort with our weekly fish fry! Every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm by the Serpentine pool, guests can enjoy authentic Bahamian food, delicious fresh fried fish and conch along with drinks and music. So don't worry about lines or crowds, let us take care of everything as you just kick back, relax and enjoy our local tradition that just might become…
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    3 Caribbean Islands that are Perfect for a Destination Wedding

    by Lisa Banks

      Choosing to say "I do" in a Caribbean destination takes one beyond the dream and into the planning process. When it comes to choosing the perfect island, there are many things to consider. We've compiled a few characteristics of some Caribbean Islands that you may want to consider when you are deciding where to have your big day. Barbados – Referred to as “tropical-England,” guests can enjoy a caviar and a champagne picnic while watching a brilliant…
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    Local Beers and Breweries in the Bahamas

    by Jane N. Anderson

      Once you've polished off that cold glass of local beer at Grand Lucayan, take a tour through the working Bahamian Brewery and see how it's made! A member of the brew crew will take you behind the scenes, guide you through the brewery and show you the step-by-step process. Take a shot at becoming a "brewmaster" in the Bahamian Brewery Tap Room, and round out your tour with a visit to the gift shop to stock up on duty-free Bahamian Brewery beer. But if that's still not enough, after the tour,…
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    Snorkeling Excursions in the Bahamas with Grand Lucayan Resort

    by Grand Lucayan

      Are you're looking to truly get away from it all? If so, during your Bahamas vacation, plan a trip to Peterson Cay, the smallest national park in the Bahamas. This small uninhabited island is encircled by some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean. Known for first-rate snorkeling, you'll need to swim a few minutes from the Cay to get to the main reef, but your efforts will be enormously rewarded. The crystal clear water and untouched reefs at Peterson Cay combine to form…
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