St. Vincent and the Grenadines What’s not to like about a tropical paradise that bills itself as “one destination, 32 gorgeous Caribbean islands”? Located between St. Lucia and Grenada, this island chain has long drawn stars and vacationers with deep pockets, but it will become more accessible to a wider range of travelers thanks to a $240 million airport scheduled to open on St. Vincent, Travel + Leisure reports. Top 10 Destination for 2012 is my birthplace
Maybe I’ll finally get to visit my birthplace with my kids. It’s been 16 years. Until that international airport is completed I’m not putting up with the bullcrap of a two-hour ride to fly out of JFK at 6 AM, a three-hour plane ride to sit in an airport in Barbados for several hours, before finally landing in a propeller plane — 12 hours after starting the trip. The international airport will reduce the trip to less than half that.