US Airways just announced more frequent nonstops to Barbados this fall and winter, bringing this beautiful island a little bit closer to all of us here on the East Coast!

Starting October 1st, they will fly non-stop from Philadelphia to Barbados on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For the winter season (starting December 1st) those non-stops will run every day, seven days per week.

What does this mean?

It means I can hop on a plane in Providence at 7 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and be in Bridgetown by 2:30 in the afternoon, with plenty of time to check into my hotel and go for a swim before dinner!

As a side note….since I mentioned dinner….dining in Barbados is a real treat. It’s the only Caribbean country to have its own Zagat guide, and has been called the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”