Travel: Carib Song

Going south in the winter once meant Florida. But more and more, the fast-multiplying North American species, the Winter Vacationist, is migrating to the vast scattering of islands in the sun known loosely as the Caribbean.

Every year the migration is heavier, and for obvious reasons: Florida is more crowded than it used to be; the farther south the more certain the weather; and the jet plane has brought the islands within easy reach. The winter vacation, once a plutocrat's privilege, has become a fringe benefit for Everyman, who is discovering that there...

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