living the adventure: big blue turns 20

Ever since its humble beginnings on Providenciales, outdoor guide service Big Blue Unlimited has always balanced a playful spirit of adventure with a drive to exploration. But as the men behind the pioneering Provo outfitter reflect on Big Blue’s 20th anniversary, what seems to endure – passing from the original founders to the next generation…

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Bird Rock Point Trail: a unique TCI journey

Having already experienced the other five (incredible) National Heritage Sites protected by the Turks and Caicos National Trust (“TCNT”), I had low expectations for my final expedition. Could an hour-long trek through the bushes in Providenciales’ Leeward area possibly compare to the glori­ous history of Salt Cay, North Caicos’ Wade’s Green Plantation, Provo’s Cheshire Hall,…

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dave kalama: a week of adventure

Mountaineer and entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard used to say that adventure starts when everything goes wrong. To un­derstand that in a visceral way, stand atop a paddleboard, surrounded by uncharted mangrove islands and the wild, scenic Turks and Caicos cays, and scan the vast horizon. Out here, a slight shift in the wind can change everything,…

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17th Annual Valentine’s Day Cup

Most people celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners. On the island of Middle Caicos, people also celebrate on the beach racing model sailboats built by hand—an ode to a local tradition that played an important role in the childhood of many Turks and Caicos Islanders. This Saturday, February 18, local residents and…

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family time: try a pedal cruise

Looking to take a quick spin around Grace Bay, maybe socialize a bit, maybe get a little exercise? If that sounds like music to your ears, try renting a pedal car. Paradise Pedal Cruisers in Saltmills Plaza is the brainchild of popular local sax-man Jervon Laporte, a versatile musician and entrepreneur. One day, while watching…

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