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My first ever trip to Grand Cayman was one of my most memorable trips — it’s where my points and miles hobby first started a little more than 20 years ago. The island holds a place close to my heart. So when I had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Cookout event as a Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card holder with special access, I had to go — and I was blown away.

Everything from the incredible access to world-famous chefs like Eric Ripert and Michael Mina to the catamaran trip to Stingray City to the amazing culinary experiences throughout the course of the event, the entire Cayman Cookout experience was truly out of this world. You can still attend next year’s event, which is from January 12-15, 2017, and purchase a package with your Ritz Card for the full Cayman Cookout experience like I had by calling cardmember services at (855) 896-2222.

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