About me

Hey there! My name is Celeste, but my friends call me the “Caribbean Travel Queen”. How did I get that title, you ask? Just a few years ago, a weekend trip to the Caribbean literally saved my marriage and my husband and I haven’t stopped sneaking away together since! 

But life for me hasn’t always been first class flights and sea breezes. You see, by the age of 14 both my parents passed away and I had my first daughter when I was 16, way before MTV popularized being a teen mom! Two years later, I met the man of my dreams and by the age of 23 we were married, had a second daughter, bought a house and a dog.  Life came at us fast, and hard, but we loved every minute of it!  We were passionate about building a life and family together.

And that’s exactly what we did!

Our week days were a dizzying and exciting whirlwind of ballet recitals, track practice, cheerleading, volleyball and ice skating lessons. We enrolled our girls in orator programs, church youth groups, and college prep courses. Our summers were filled with family trips to Disney, the Bahamas and oh so many adventures. We designed a life that revolved around raising two intelligent, well rounded and amazing girls. Then one day, I blinked and my eldest was off to college, I blinked again and the baby was headed to her college orientation!

Just like that, my husband and I were empty nesters and, sadly, we had grown apart but the worse thing was I didn’t even know who I was anymore. Instead of driving my daughters to after school activities I found myself driving to my attorney’s office with a divorce decree in hand. I felt like my life was over.

Six months into our separation, while attending a counseling session, we decided to book a romantic weekend trip to the Caribbean to get away from everything and reconnect. We lounged on the beach, sipped cocktails poolside, watched the sunset and talked about our goals and dreams and how much we meant to each other for the first time in years.   A few months later we booked yet another exotic getaway.

The following year, we renewed our vows in Jamaica. Now, when people ask us how we made our marriage work, we smile and say travel saved our marriage!  We’ve been married for 24 years and we rekindled our relationship and found our love for travel together. 

Here’s what I know to be true:

  •  There is life after your kids are gone
  • Traveling with your mate is one of the best, most   rewarding ways to not only reconnect but to also learn about who they truly are
  • Travel doesn’t have to break the bank! My hubby and I travel at least 4 times per year, and most of our trips cost little-to-nothing out of pocket

Now that I’ve gotten Caribbean travel down to a science, my mission is to help empty nesters rediscover love and life after the kids are gone through luxurious, romantic and FUN Caribbean getaways.

So, if you’ve always wanted to take that dream vacation but feel like you have too many bills, or if you’ve logged onto Facebook and gazed at other’s vacation photos and wish that it was you, or if you’re in a marriage that has no romance or passion and you feel like you and your spouse are just roommates.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

Let me show you how you can start a new life and rekindle the fire in your marriage through travel – on ANY budget! 

My website CaribbeanTravelQueen.com will walk you step by step through everything you need to know to take your first trip and give you tips and tricks on how to travel on any budget or even sometimes for free. Plus I share stories and reviews about my own travels.

This will be our special place to chat, have fun and show the millennials that we still got it! 

your romance travel specialist

I know first hand how the lack of desire and intimacy can put a strain on your marriage, couples who successfully get their relationship back on track go on to have a stronger and happier marriage in the long run.  

This is why here at Caribbean Travel Queen, LLC, I only specialize in Romance Travel.

Whether you’re dreaming of a mesmerizing destination wedding, a once in a lifetime exotic honeymoon, a picture perfect Caribbean vow renewal, a spa retreat in paradise, or a luxury romantic island getaway for two, I’ve got you covered!

Romantic vacations and getaways can be as elaborate or as lowkey as you desire and can fit any budget. I will personalize a custom package that focus on creating moments and memories that will last a lifetime. I go beyond standards to exceed each individual couple’s needs, so that you can focus on the most important thing, each other.

My mission is to inspire couples to reignite the passion through romantic, luxurious and FUN Caribbean getaways.

Let me show you how you can rekindle the fire in your marriage through travel – on ANY budget!     

q &A

HOW DID YOU GET THE NAME “CARIBBEAN TRAVEL QUEEN"
My real name is Celeste but my friends gave me the nickname Caribbean Travel Queen because my husband and I started traveling to the Caribbean every few months after my youngest daughter left for college.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? ARE YOU FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS?
I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, USA and as far as I know,  I am not Caribbean.  A few people from the islands, especially Jamaica have told me that I should check my heritage because as they say “ I must have Caribbean ancestors”.
DO YOU TRAVEL TO OTHER DESTINATIONS?
I do. But my heart is in the Caribbean!  When I’m not actually there, I’m either planning my next trip, talking about the Caribbean, or somewhere daydreaming about the Caribbean.  I’ve been to several islands and there are so many more that I would love to explore.
WHY DID YOU START THIS BLOG?

After my youngest daughter left for college, my husband and I became empty nesters. Sadly, in the course of raising our children, we’d grown apart and found ourselves headed for divorce.  As a last ditch effort to save our marriage, we decided to book a romantic trip to the Caribbean.  We rekindled our relationship, fell in love all over again, and found our love for travel together, and haven’t stopped since.

I started the Caribbean Travel Queen Blog because I believe the Caribbean is the most romantic and fun place in the world to relax, reconnect, and rekindle relationships.  I want to show other empty nest couples that there is hope, and you can have a fun filled marriage after the kids are gone by going on more adventures together.

WHAT WILL I DISCOVER ON THIS BLOG?

I will share with you the lessons I’ve learned through traveling. Some good, some not so good, and some just downright funny.  I’ll walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know about how to plan your next romantic Caribbean getaway, from obtaining your passport to tips and tricks on how to travel on any budget or even for free.

You’ll also read reviews of my favorite Caribbean resorts, the best times to travel, the best off-the-beaten-path places to eat (we LOVE discovering new local spots in every destination!), and fun things to do while you’re there.  Plus we will have contests and giveaways.  This will be our special place to chat, have fun and show the millennials that we still got it!

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

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My favorite food is blue crabs. There have been times when I’ve eaten so many crabs in one sitting that I’ve had allergic reactions.
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In high school I sang in a choir with Wyclef Jean from the group The Fugees.  Our choir even traveled to California and won 1st place in a singing competition.
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Even though I explore new places often, I have a fear of getting lost.  I will have a panic attack even with a GPS if I don’t know exactly where I’m going!
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I took swimming lessons and learned to swim at the age of 40
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My dream is to move to Cayman Islands full time and open up a chic beach boutique. If that doesn’t pan out, plan B is to be the towel girl at the beach hut! 🙂

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