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Executive editor of Tripatini.com and Caribbean editor of Recommend magazine. Follow @EdWetschler at Twitter.

Winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Inner Circle King award for my coverage of the region, I've written for The New York Times, Delta Sky, Caribbean Travel & Life, financial publications, frommers.com, custom publishers, etc. I'm a Caribbean expert and serial office holder in SATW.

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On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
The Caribbean, Pennsylvania, Manhattan.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
The Caribbean.
Other travel / language expertise?
I know where to camp out at Machu Picchu.

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The Dominican Republic Welcomes Back Azur Air Ukraine

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Azur Air Ukraine has resumed flights from Kiev to La Romana Airport in the Dominican Republic. A division of the Anex Tour Group, Azur is flying Boeing 767…


Posted on December 12, 2020 at 5:54pm

Manhattan Dining: Society Café at the Walker Hotel

We were celebrating a friend's Big Birthday - one of those extremely round number birthdays - at a swell hotel in Greenwich Village, so what could possibly go wrong? Just one little thing, as you'll see.


Posted on October 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

St. Mary's Parish in Jamaica: New Sustainable Tourism Destination?

For our first-ever trip to the Caribbean, my friend Michael, his then-girlfriend, my then-girlfriend, and I rented a cottage on the north coast of Jamaica, about a stone's throw from Ocho Rios and the parish of St. Mary. This was in 1979, and travel to Jamaica was different then. Couples Resorts existed, but there…


Posted on September 2, 2019 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Jamaica Successful in Bid to Chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

(This just in from Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism.)

KINGSTON, Jamaica; May 20, 2019:  Jamaica has been selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021.

“Jamaica graciously accepts the position of Chairman for the Regional Commission of the Americas and thanks the members for the confidence which has been demonstrated. This is the first time…


Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:16pm

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown Is Making Americans Cancel Trips


The longest Federal government shutdown in U.S. history is having a substantial impact…


Posted on January 17, 2019 at 8:49am

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At 9:18am on September 11, 2017, Helen Tran said…

Thank you for your comment. 

I wrote it 2 months ago and i just walked around there to explore food there.

Actually the food map in the old quarter always in my mind :)))

At 5:45pm on August 11, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…


Yes I think is very busy and growing every day people are getting more and more interested in the Dominican History and the culture.We do offer an excursion base on Dominican History as well https://puntacanabestexcursions.com/product/santo-domingo-city-excursion/

At 7:34am on February 22, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Yes We will try to be there however you can email or contact us directly if you are interested in doing business with our company. Do you come to Punta Cana often ? or send clients this way often ??

This is our company website 


At 10:40am on February 18, 2017, Jay Rodriguez said…

Hi Ed

Yes, the Colonial Zone is a very popular excursion among the tourist who visit Punta Cana interested on Dominican History. Our company has a VIP Zona Colonial Excursions for people who would like to have a more private first class service, for that service we use our Mercedes Benz S550

At 10:40pm on October 17, 2016, Robert Walsh said…

Hi Ed, I got your comment about my Puerto Rico trip, please feel free to tweet it, I dont have a twitter handle... Appreciate the kind words.

At 10:21am on August 26, 2016, Simon Hopes said…

Hi Sir,

 Thanks for your quick response. Actually I have submitted three informative and quality content here in last three days and the status of articles is under awaiting for approval. So if you approve my content as soon as possible or if possible give me exact date of publication,  I will be thankful to you.

Have a great weekend.

My preview articles title:

1. 5 Of The Best Places to Ski in Pennsylvania
2. A Quick Guide to Spending 24 Hours in Phuket
2. Of Cliffs And Castles In Kent

Waiting for your response.



At 4:17pm on October 25, 2015, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates said…

Thanks Ed! I was going for a Caribbean theme!

At 5:20pm on October 21, 2015, Pauline Frommer said…

Thanks Ed!

At 6:21pm on August 31, 2015, Simon Willis said…

Hey Ed, I saw it on your facebook and felt like I was missing out. So, here I am.

At 4:02pm on July 27, 2015, Alan Lenton said…

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the welcome - I look forward to future interactions on Tripatini!


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