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TraveLife's Gary Trask returns to Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria's devastating blow and finds the treasured island is better than ever.

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Contributor Claire Kerr-Zlobin overcomes her fear of deep water to join her family on a dive vacation to remember.

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Contributor Cristina Huré fulfills a lifelong desire to swim with sharks and photographer Patrick Barton records the event for TraveLife readers in the waters off the Bahamas.

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On a recent trip to Bahamas, Marc Atchison is invited to visit the exclusive Abaco Club and comes away with a smile.

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American writer David Latt visits Havana and Cuba's capital impresses him with its public art displays.

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NEGRIL, JAMAICA — He looked 10 days older than dirt. Bamboo thin, he barely cast a shadow in the waning Caribbean sun as it slowly descended below the horizon, thrusting fingerlike ribbons of light into the low-lying patchwork clouds.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Pay no attention to the media stereotypes of disaster and the ridiculous utterings of a certain world leader. Known as the Pearl of the Caribbean, Haiti and its vibrant capital, Port-au-Prince, bursts with art and activity.

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PLAYA LARGA, CUBA – Birds are giving the morning rave notices. Crows, kestrels, spoonbills, herons, woodpeckers, cuckoos and the Cuban national bird, the tocororo. Birds hang-gliding, flapping, hopping, hovering, fidgeting, chirping, cheeping.

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GRACE BAY, TURKS AND CAICOS — As the plane breaks through the clouds, I’m treated to a spectacular view — a necklace of 40 low-lying islands sit below surrounded by turquoise water so clear that I can make out the web of coral reefs lying just below the surface.Let my holiday begin!

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ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The sweet scent of basil permeates the balmy late afternoon trade winds on Clyde Bethel’s organic farm on Eleuthera. The sky is a shocking cerulean blue, a not unusual phenomenon on this Bahamian outer island, though one that continually delights.