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Guavaberry Emporium (Photo credit: flickr user goodcop)Located on Front Street, Philipsburg is the Guavaberry Emporium where the "Legendary Island Folk Liqueur" of St. Maarten is made. Guavaberry liqueur is made from a locally grown wild berry found in the central hills. The Guavaberry brand has become an essential part of the island's culture and it is there at the Emporium that the island's Guavaberry Colada cocktail was invented. Next time you're in Philipsburg, stop by the Emporium for a free tasting of this delicious cocktail.
Great Bay, Philipsburg, Sint MaartenSt. Maarten/St. Martin is probably the smallest land area divided between to two separate nations (Netherlands and France), and the most amicable division of land ever (that I know of anyways). Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman decided that the best way to determine who gets what land is for them to walk in opposite directions around the island, until they meet up again. The funny thing about it is that they accepted the results even though the Frenchman was clearly the winner. Of course this isn't what actually happened, but nevertheless the two nations have lived peacefully side by side for over 300 years.
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Mauby is a bitter-sweet, cold beverage found throughout the Caribbean, made from boiling the bark of the tree bearing the same name (colubrina elliptica) and flavoring the resulting bitter liquid with a variety of spices and brown sugar. Though every island has it's "perfect" blend, the truth is that it is an acquired taste - you either love Mauby or you hate it, there are no in betweens.
Photo Credit: Flickr user Ivan MakarovApril is off to a great start with flowers blooming and life springing once again. After a long winter it's time to treat yourself and discover the places you've always wanted to visit. Check out this week's round of travel deals which include destinations like China, Mexico, Peru, the Greek Isles and more. Treat yourself to an adventure! As always, I wish you Happy Travels...