Canada & The Caribbean

Surfing St Barth

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Surfing St Barth

A few years ago, my wife, Marissa, surprised me with tickets to Puerto Rico for Valentine’s Day and dubbed it a “romantic weekend getaway.” As a surfer, I was conflicted: I questioned if I should bring my board. I had surfed Puerto Rico before. Did I really need to bring my board down on our “romantic weekend getaway”? Would it be the equivalent of a cad making February 14th dinner reservations for himself, his wife, and his mistress?

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St. Barth Summer Sessions

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Adam Lasher St. Barth Summer Sessions

If you’ve ever considered the title concert organizer, the job description connotes strung-out individuals managing laid back musicians. It’s like being a theater director for a show’s opening night, but with a cast that never once showed up for rehearsal.

 

When I visited St. Barth, the French island in the Caribbean, I had arrived during Summer Sessions, the two-week music festival that takes place on the island at the start of August. And by meeting the men in charge, I got a quick sense as to how laid back life was in St. Barth. Both the event creator, Thierry de Badereau, and one of the organizers, Alvaro Kapaz, appeared more relaxed than the performers.

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37 Hours in St. Barth

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37 Hours in St. Barth Incredible Views

The 8-square miles of volcanic land known as St. Barth is a perfect fusion of French culture and Caribbean atmosphere. The best way to experience this majestic composite is on the beaches and through the tastebuds. While the New York Times will give you 36 hours in one place, we at Somewhere Or Bust give you 37. Without further ado, here’s how to spend 37 hours in St. Barth. (Since the New York Times’ 36 Hours never adds up to a day and a half, neither will this, if you’re keeping score at home.) Read more

Flight of the Fetus: Flying to St. Barth

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Flying to St. Barth

When Marissa first saw the small airplane that would take us from St. Martin to St. Barth, she started to shake her head. “Can’t we take the boat,” she said. “I’m over flying to St. Barth.”

 
 
“It’s too late for that,” I told her and then helped my then 20-weeks-pregnant wife up into the small cabin. Read more

One Hour in St. Martin: A Layover in Paradise

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One Hour in St. Martin Layover Paradise

After our island-hopper flight skipped from St. Barth into St. Martin, Marissa and I had four hours before our big jet airliner was scheduled to depart for New York. Instead of sitting in the airport, we figured that we could get at least one hour in at the beach. We filled out the customs forms to enter St. Martin and made a beeline for the sea.

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