Quick insights on travel with kids in the Caribbean

While my household and I wrestle with The Virus That Will Not Die, I’m longingly reading pal Wendy Perrin’s recent dispatches from the Caribbean, where she’s currently traveling with her family.

Wendy is the Consumer Travel News Editor at Condé Nast Traveler and the magazine’s resident Web 2.0/social media expert thanks to her excellent Perrin Post blog and active adoption of Twitter.

She’s on business travel in the Caribbean for the June issue of the magazine, but as a typically multi-tasking parent, she has her family along to try to get some quality time with them in between calls to travel writer duties.

Just like Benji Lanyado at the UK’s Guardian used Twitter to help with a Paris trip, and the lively folks over at National Geographic Traveler‘s Intelligent Travel Blog like to talk Twitter, Wendy gave a shout-out to her Twitter stream for family-friendly ideas during stops in Anguilla, St. Barts and St. Martin/Sint Maarten.

She was rewarded with winners like a stop at The Butterfly Farm in St. Martin.

She’s been blogging and tweeting her Caribbean experiences, and she pulls no punches (even about one barfy kid on the ferry from St. Martin, bless his heart) plus I can really relate to those annoying technical glitches that interfere with blogging when you travel.

As I snivel and blow my nose here in Texas, I am somewhat comforted that I am neither a barfy kid nor his semi-harassed Mom on a Caribbean ferry.

I know that’s cruel, Wendy, but thank you anyway for the vicarious Caribbean visit!

Need even more island inspiration? The Traveling Mamas blogged about family spring break in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.