"Mi stima Aruba!"
Despite its small scale charms, or perhaps because of them, Arubans are fiercely proud of their country. Here's the low-down on the island.
Getting dirty at the car wash
I am sitting with "una fria" – an ice-cold Presidente beer – taking a rest from a sweaty session of merengue in an open-air restaurant. I am, of course, at the car wash.
In search of the perfect Caribbean beach
Bonaire is not blessed with miles of sand, but Sorobon on the lagoon of Lac Bay on the east coast is an exception.
Stillness can be just as powerful as Motion
A busy distillery in the Caribbean sunshine offers plenty of photo opportunities. But capturing the real story of rum calls for a different approach.
How to take your best underwater shots
With modern digital cameras, the technical challenges of underwater photography can be overcome fairly easily.
The "White Witch" Johnny Cash sang about
The area around Montego Bay on Jamaica was once rich with sugar houses, the estates of the plantation owners who controlled the island. Rose Hall, now a museum, is one of the finest.
How changing your perspective makes you a better photographer
The colonial history of Aruba can be summarized in one word: horses.
Photographing a typical Caribbean tradition
I wanted to capture the relaxed, mellow atmosphere of typical weekends on Bonaire. In the afternoon, locals bring their barbecue and head for the beach in their pick-up trucks.
Green, yellow, red, black, and white
My Jamaican friend Roger – who is crazy about reggae and has taken me under his wing in Kingston – and I head towards the capital’s most famous sight: the Bob Marley Museum.
See all kinds of sharks in The Bahamas
Around five million people visit The Bahamas every year on a cruise and, in many cases, go no further than the capital. Paradise Island soaks up many others into all-inclusive mega resorts such as Atlantis.