I sometimes entertain the idea of going on a "gadgetless vacay" — no BlackBerry, no iPod, no iPhone and no laptop. As much as I would love some peace and quiet from my ringing, vibrating and blinking gadgets, I can honestly say that I like being somewhat connected. So when I heard the news that The Grenadines' Palm Island resort had banned the use of mobile phones on one of its beaches, I was totally shocked. Maybe a cell phone free zone, but not allowing guests to use mobiles, laptops or PDAs within a half mile of the resort's beach is a bit over the top. Since when were laptops considered so distractive? I guess if you are looking for an escape from modern technology, this is the place for you. I think I'd be voted off that island in no time. Image Source
A type of dry seasoning that is native to the Caribbean. It's primarily used in preparing meat — most commonly pork and chicken — for grilling. Although the ingredients can vary, it generally consists of chilies, thyme, spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves), garlic, and onions. The seasoning can be directly applied to the meat or mixed with a liquid to create a marinade.