Idyllic and beautiful though it may be, the Caribbean region poses its share of risks for travelers, from crime and corruption to natural hazards like hurricanes. Joanna Tovia shares her commonsense tips to keep you safe and informed.
Theft, assault, drink spiking, and corruption do go on here – learn how to steer clear of trouble
The essentials, from natural disasters and transport to LGBTQ+ travel and women's safety
Hidden fees, fake police – we share some common scams to watch out for
Find out when visas are required, and ways to keep your passport safe
Get the scoop on food and water safety, vaccinations, Zika and more
Laid-back as the region may seem, there are some big no-nos here
By all means, kick back with a drink or two at a beach bar or nightclub, but keep an eye (or hand) on your drink at all times.