Author Archives: Nevin

Nevin Thompson frequently writes about life in the Caribbean.
Michael Phelps

The Rio Olympics have been amazing so far. Records have been broken multiple times, often by athletes who were already world-record holders such as Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. How do these top athletes excel? And what lessons can be learned from them? To help you improve your own game, here are some training tips

The Turks and Caicos wants to join Canada, or so the story goes. A new agreement between the Turks and Caicos and Prince Edward Island (a small province of just 100,000 people on Canada’s Atlantic Coast) to share ideas about governance is sure to keep that idea in the news for years to come. However, what may

Prince's Mansion, Turks Caicos

Recently the world discovered that Providenciales is home to a stunning Caribbean hideaway belonging to the late singer Prince. Prince’s mansion in Turks and Caicos, an oceanfront property, features 10 bedrooms and a purple driveway, and is now on sale for $12 million. Visited Prince’s mansion today. I hope they forever keep that driveway purple

How to Move to Canada

It’s 2016, which means it’s an election year in the United States. Democrat or Republican, no matter who looks like they’re going to win the election, there is one question everyone seems to ask each time: How can I immigrate to Canada? Canada: the Ideal Version of the United States? Even before Canada rushed to

Grace Bay Beach

Provindenciales in Turks and Caicos is regularly recognized as one of the best islands in the world. It’s a nice place to visit, and an even nicer place to live. In fact, in 2015 Providenciales, or “Provo” was recognized as the number one island in the world in the 2015 by the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards.

  The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The archipelago of 40 cays and islets sits on a sea mount rising up from the Atlantic Ocean. Each cay is unique and provides a glimpse

Catch the Sun While Caring for Your Skin In the middle of a cold and snowy winter, just thinking about sunny summer days can be rejuvenating. Traveling to Turks and Caicos in the winter time of course is even better. The blue skies and turquoise waters provide a powerful boost to body and soul. Your

The Provo Art Crawl is Back in Spring 2016

The Art Crawl returns to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos this winter and in early spring. The Provo Art Crawl is a fun and casual night of wining and dining at local cafes and restaurants. It’s a great way to try out as many restaurants in Turks and Caicos as possible… including, of course The

New Turks and Caicos Flights

turks and caicos flights

This Month in Turks and Caicos (December, 2015) Non-stop flights between Chicago and PLS (Providenciales) United Airlines started nonstop Turks and Caicos flights this month! The flights depart from from Chicago (ORD) to Providenciales (PLS). These non-stop flights to Turks and Caicos continue throughout the busy winter and spring months, and end on April 30,

The Food and Cuisine of Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The climate is warm and dry for most of the year, and this climate has influenced the kinds of foods people enjoy in the Turks and

Turks and Caicos News (December 2015)

New series about Turks and Caicos news In this new blog post series, we give you an idea about all the great things coming up on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos over the coming month. To start things off we would like to take a look back at this past weekend and the always-popular

Ten Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is quickly becoming one of the most popular and trendy destinations in the Caribbean. How much about this chain of islands do you know? 1. The Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean With its beautiful turquoise waters, white sand beaches and tropical climate it would seem

Starting on December 19, 2015 United Airlines will offer non-stop flights from Chicago to Providenciales (ORD-PLS) for the winter and spring travel season. JetBlue also announced direct flights to Providenciales from Fort Lauderdale starting on November 19 (here is the most current list of airlines serving Turks and Caicos). To celebrate the arrival of our friends from Chicago

Turks and Caicos Food Photos The island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is a truly cultural crossroads. One of the benefits of this cross-pollination is fantastic food. Provo is blessed a variety of restaurants and open-air lounges offering everything from classic Caribbean drinks to fusion cuisine. To give you an idea of what

reef tours grace bay

In our last post, we introduced our friends at Caicos Dream Tours. Caicos Dream Tours operates a fleet of powerboats and catamarans that travel to some of the most spectacular places on the planet, offering the best Turks and Caicos tours. The big question is, with so much variety, what are the “must see places”

Snorkeling in the Turks and Caicos

Explore coral reefs with your kids just steps from the beach In April, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos became TripAdvisor’s 2015 pick as the world’s top island. Travel site TripAdvisor selects Travelers’ Choice award winners based on the quality and quantity of user reviews over 12 months. According to TripAdvisor, the beautiful turquoise waters

The Beautiful Beaches of Providenciales

In February 2015 Grace Bay Beach was once again recognized as the best beach in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor and as the #2 beach in the world. The combination of clear water, turquoise and emerald hues, and powdery sand captures the heart of anyone who visits our island. While Grace Bay Beach may be the

@cfwftci #cfwf was DELISH! Local & int’l chefs & ingrdnts made dishes as delectable & diverse as the flavors of #tci pic.twitter.com/7X2PWjVwBg — Natalie Brown (@Brownnmiss) November 13, 2014 The Turks and Caicos Culinary Festival is a 3-day annual festival for foodies in Providenciales. The culinary festival features celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, Iron Chef stars

Travelers may find direct flights to Providenciales Airport (PLS) from many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. There are also direct flights to Providenciales from Heathrow outside of London, England. Please view our Turks and Caicos map to find out where we are located. For daily flight information, please

Sands Resort Staff Takes On Talent Contest

Strong Grace Bay Team Tackles The Hartling Group’s Got Talent Contest If you ever wonder what “real people” get up to here in the Turks and Caicos, The Hartling Group’s “Got Talent” contest gives you the inside scoop. The Hartling Group is the parent company of The Sands at Grace Bay. Every year, dozens and

Birds of the Turks and Caicos

Image from Flickr TCI’s salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. For all those bird watchers you can search for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds.   As part of the National Parks system more than twelve small