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A CARIBBeAN education caribbean The Graycliff Hotel in Nassau offers cigar rolling classes. Sure, some clients choose the Caribbean because they just want to relax on the beach. But what about the others looking for an authentic and interactive experience? Tell them to get schooled—literally. T ciara lavelle The Caribbean is the ultimate destination for “R&R,” letting travelers soak up sea breezes and the sun’s rays in idyllic settings. But if that’s all you’re doing on the islands, well, we think you’re missing out. There’s so much more to the Caribbean than its shorelines, and so many ways to explore and interact with its people, its nature and its culture. And for clients who want to return home with more than a tan, that’s a very good thing. spice it up With the variety of tasty local cuisine throughout the island of Antigua, it’s no surprise some clients are inspired to try a few recipes out for 42 july 2010 themselves. That’s where Nicole Arthurton of Nicole’s Table comes in. Arthurton invites both visitors and locals alike into her home to teach them the art of cooking with Caribbean flair. “I like to say it’s a little bit of ‘meet the locals,’” she describes. “[Clients] come into our house, and they can see the herb garden and where we’re working on the vegetables. People can just hang out and learn to cook, and socialize at the same time.” Just about every aspect of the Nicole’s Table experience has a melting pot feel to it. Students can be mostly visitors, mostly locals, or a lively mix of both, depending on the time of year, Arthurton says. Ingrecontinued on page 44

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend July 2010

Cover: Experiential Travel
Editor’s Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Louis Cruises'
Shamwari Game Reserve
Las Vegas
Rancho De Los Caballeros
Calling Indiana Jones Types

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