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Be smart about vacationing in hurricane season.
This Caribbean island enjoyed 49 hurricane-free years before being hit by Hurricanes Ivan in September 2004, followed by the less-damaging Emily. The island has recovered from the devastation with remarkable speed, but it still relies on tourist dollars. And I'm not one to let fear—of natural disasters, political strife or otherwise—to stop me from traveling.