Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean March/April (Issue 54)

ZiNG Caribbean is a vibrant celebration of all things Caribbean, which will appeal to anyone with a curiosity in learning more about the region, or planning a visit, or who lives in the region. Drawing on a diverse range of writers and photographers, ZiNG is a colourful, energetic publication that gets beneath the skin of one of the world's most beautiful regions.

United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
get on board!

It’s that time in the Caribbean when we celebrate, through regattas, festivals and our yearly Easter activities. LIAT connects you to 15 destinations across the Caribbean via our ATR fleet – so why not visit friends for the Easter weekend or organise a group to explore another island? Whatever your interest, there is a destination for you. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, thank you for making us your carrier of choice as we continue to work on getting you to your destination safely, comfortably and on time. In this issue of ZiNG we head to the most northerly destination in our network, Puerto Rico, to explore its most curious sites. We visit the best hotel hideaways for those who want to get away from it all. We help you…

1 min.
one to watch

Scouted aged 16 at London’s Notting Hill Carnival, striking St Lucian model Vanessa David has been ripping up the runways ever since. She’s now dazzled at various shows – after her first big break at London Fashion Week, she’s also worked at New York Fashion Week and the Afro Hair Show Live. “My favourite job is definitely walking in Malan Breton’s shows – he’s a true artist,” Vanessa says, “but my dream job is walking for Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.” And what does she do when she’s not modelling? “That’s easy: sleep and eat!” * INSTAGRAM: @VANESSADAVIDOFFICIAL PLUS * Hot stuff... Paper power, great glasses, jewellery queen * Brilliant books... Top reads for spring * Nature... Lagoon revival in SVG * Epic events... Antigua sailing, Sint Maarten salsa, running Trinidad * Food…

1 min.
whale of a story

It’s whale-watching season – and if you want to know what you’re looking at, the new book by renowned conservationist and cetacean guru Mark Carwardine is your one-stop shop for information. The Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the most comprehensive guide ever created, packed with superb illustrations of the world’s various species (including visitors to and residents of this region, such as bottlenose dolphins, humpback and sperm whales, depicted here) as well as insights into their life-cycles, conservation status and behaviour. So whether you spot a fluke slapping the waves from the shore, or venture out on a whale-watching excursion, bring the experience to life with a copy of this spectacular and detailed book. * WWW.BLOOMSBURY.COM…

1 min.
dive in

1 Strength and flexibility Your muscles have to work harder in water, so the more you dive and swim, the more your muscles lengthen, build strength and develop endurance. Beyond the sea... the colour blue is believed to have a calming effect 2 Breathing Steady, regular breathing is essential when diving, to conserve air and optimise your consumption. This has a positive impact on your parasympathetic nervous system, reducing your heart rate and calming the mind. 3 Vitamin D and Sea! Many dive destinations (including, of course, the Caribbean) are warm and bright, delivering a healthy dose of sunshine. Then there’s the water itself, which has many healing effects, and which promotes well-being and happiness. 4 Interaction with marine life Witnessing the variety of fish and plant life underwater is usually enough to put divers in a good…

1 min.
paper pioneer

It’s hard to believe that Sushreeta Supkar’s 100% handmade, ecofriendly creations started life as waste. She uses anything she can get hold of – magazines, old books, egg cartons, toilet rolls – to make a range of light yet strong jewellery, baskets, coasters, photo frames, figurines and vases. As well as being beautiful items, they help spread the recycling message: Sushreeta is a member of Zero Waste Antigua & Barbuda, and holds workshops sharing ideas on how to turn waste paper into useful and decorative objects. * INSTAGRAM: @JUSTPAPER9…

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A fusion of owner Angela Hunte’s love of fashion and coffee, this McKinnons Road cafe is anything but simple. “Our coffee is the very best fusion from around the world,” says Angela. “Every cup delivers complex layers of flavours and richness.” As well as all types of drinks – including coffee cocktails – the cafe serves breakfasts, healthy lunches and evening tapas. The space is shared with Hunte’s Simply Me Boutique, completing the island’s only ‘eat and shop’ experience. * INSTAGRAM: @_SIMPLYCOFFEEANTIGUA…