One Caribbean island is a two-for-one in culture for that winter escape. A part of  France (St. Martin) is one and the  Netherlands (St. Maarten) is the other. Saint Martin/St. Maarten boasts over 30 sandy beaches set against some of  the most tropical and fantastic flora and fauna around.

Surrounded by the azure Caribbean Sea, Saint Martin/St. Maarten attracts discovery with mild or extreme water sports from sea scooting to  kite surfing and everything in-between.

Try on a pair of flippers and join a dive tour to explore sunken wrecks and swarming colorful fish along its coral and volcanic reefs.  Deep-sea fishing is not only a sport but provides dinner that evening if residing in a home away from home.

Butterfly Farm is a fun outing especially for those with small children or take them to the largest zoo in the Caribbean.  

Those with a thirst for history can visit Plantation Mont Vernon which has a rich heritage of being a former plantation of coffee, cotton, indigo, and sugar.

Stand at 1200 feet over sea level when hiking up Pic Paradis (Paradise Peak). Don’t forget the camera as it offers a panoramic view of the island. Saint Martin/St. Maarten is a getaway that will appease all with a delightful vacation.

One designer accessory that works as a versatile camera case with room to spare for a trek up to Paradise Peak is the authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Reporter. This LV messenger bag is reminiscent of the type of what foreign correspondents from the past would carry and that makes it unisex.

The pre-owned Louis Vuitton features the coated Louis Vuitton monogram canvas making it weather resistant to any shower or two.  The natural cowhide leather trimmings and gold tone hardware add to its amazing large frame. It also contains a front pocket, perfect for storing a few flat items.

It features two zippered compartments on each side the bag with LV engraved pulls. This easily allows toiletries, a bottle of water and camera and important papers, such as a passport, to have their own place within it.

The used Louis Vuitton Reporter has a long adjustable strap in dark chocolate canvas making it easy to carry heavier items within it.  Wear it on the shoulder or cross body.

The interiors are lined in a beige linen-like fabric and will protect whatever is within. One compartment is purely open and can hold a mini laptop with ease. The other contains an open wall pocket, ideal to place in a cell and keys.

The authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Reporter is the unisex bag that is functional enough to work for many other occasions too.