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Ewelina has visited majority of the main Caribbean islands and she is in love with all things related to the region's nature and adventures. As a former professional swimmer, she can spend hours in and underwater exploring the beauty of the Caribbean coasts and wildlife.
Lucjan has traveled to 22 Caribbean islands and is a keen explorer of history, culture and traditions of the region. He is former track athlete and boasts of many friendships with Caribbean track stars who have been happy to show him some of the most fascinating places on their islands.
Enthusiastic advocate for independent travel and passionate geographer, Julia considers herself privileged to earn a living doing something she loves. When not roaming the globe, you’ll find her windswept but smiling, chatting away to her two dogs as they wander the Essex marshes.
Alysha is a California native who has lived all over the world. She's passionate about stories, history, and experiences that help us realize that we have more in common that we think.
Gillian Birch is a British freelance writer and published author of 12 travel books. She is an “international nomad”, travelling all over the world with her husband, a Master Mariner, and writing about her experiences for travel magazines, websites and blogs.
What are we all about
There are tens of great blogs and hundreds of impressive Instagram accounts about the Caribbean out there. In fact, every beach, mountain and adventure in the region has already been described many times over by these various guides. Our goal is not to compete with them, but to compliment them. We want to show you the side of the Caribbean that digs into the detail of what makes each place especially unique. For example, there are lots articles out there about the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, but are there any that list beaches most visited by Sea Turtles or by specific celebrities?
What you will find here
Of course, in order to be so granular we first have to cover the basics well. Therefore, we have published and will regularly update practical guides to every Caribbean island as well as share useful maps, recommend local companies and provide seasonal and weather related travel advice. However, most importantly, we want Exploring Caribbean to give voice to the many fantastic people who make the region such a great place to visit! Hence, expect us to publish many interviews and guest contributions from Caribbean business owners, bloggers, artists, athletes and more. And of course, if you want to collaborate with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Who are the authors
Finally, it would probably make sense to actually say who “we” are. The core team is made up of Lucjan and Ewelina, we are two Poles who live in the United States and have traveled extensively to the Caribbean. Each of us is attracted to different aspects of this beautiful region. Whereas Ewelina is very outdoorsy and drawn to wild and often unique adventures, Lucjan is a history and culture buff with a keen interest in learning about the people of the region and their way of life. Besides the two of us, we have several friends who are also passionate about the Caribbean and who we anticipate will contribute to it sporadically. We hope you enjoy our website and find it useful in your own Caribbean adventures!