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Dream Getaway to Saint Maarten

Stunning beaches, mouth-watering food, casinos, and tons of activities--viva la St. Maarten! I've only spent a few days on St. Maarten, but the time I was there really made an impression on me. Everyone needs the chance to experience this island with two distinct personalities, and so much charisma. That's why when I heard about Caribbean BlueBook's St. Maarten giveaway, I wanted to … [Read More...]

Caribbean Travel Tips

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From Nevis to Jamaica, to Anguilla and Turks and Caicos--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has us bouncing to some pretty amazing places. Read about Pusser's new Gunpoweder Proof rum, find out which Caribbean paradise the late artist Prince loved to spend time on, and get to know Portland, Jamaica as well as the seductive Nevis. Don't you wish we could snap our fingers and boom, we … [Read More...]

papas pilar rum

Papa’s Summer Punch – Dive In

After one sip, you'll be reeling in a big one. Are you in the mood for a little summer time? The season of warm sunny days, splashing in the pool, fishing on the boat, and exploring exciting new islands is just around the corner. To help you wrap your arms around the summer time feeling, I give you Papa's Summer Punch by Papa's Pilar Rum. Papa's Summer Punch Drink … [Read More...]

Caribbean Castaway

New RumShopRyan Caribbean Castaway Koozies!

They've been a long time coming, but the new RumShopRyan Caribbean Castaway koozies are finally here. These have the new logo on them and the branded hashtag of #JustGo to help give you a little nudge to take that Caribbean trip you've been dreaming about. The koozies come in three colors as you can see; black, white, and lime green. You can call one yours for only $5. Owning a … [Read More...]

Caribbean Travel Tips

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you have any summer travel plans that involve the Caribbean? May is generally the start of 0ff- or slow-season in the islands. You'll find great deals on hotels and charters, unfortunately I haven't seen much of a dip in airfare prices. You would think that will the fall in oil and gas prices, that airfares would fall as well. Well they haven't. A couple weeks ago I bought two … [Read More...]

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Say Hello To Sail Swag

Hey Castaways! I would like to introduce you to the latest RSR advertiser, a company I think you will all really like...Sail Swag. I've always been in love with boating, but taking my first week long sail through the BVI a couple years ago really set the hook. From that point on I've been learning how to sail, studying different types of boats and saving for a vessel to call my … [Read More...]

pusser's rum

Boat Drink Recips: Pusser’s Ginger Sea Dog

After one sip, you'll be washing up on shore. When you think of Pusser's Rum, I'm betting most of you immediately think of the famous Painkiller cocktail. And why wouldn't you, the drink is freaking amazing and is associated with the beautiful BVI, one of the most beautiful spots in all the Caribbean. But did you know there are other Pusser's Rum drinks? I know right! Who … [Read More...]

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman: A Real Life Daydream, Part 2

The following article was written by me on behalf of Choice Hotels and I was paid to write this post. However, the opinions are entirely my own. I’m sitting here at home trying to ignore all the work and projects that need to be done. Fix the Jeep, clean the floors, organize my filing cabinet--all things that needs to be done but I keep putting them off. I’d rather be in the … [Read More...]

Cruzan Rum Drink Recipes

Boat Drink Recipe: The Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

After one sip, you'll be one sip closer to summer. I love rum. Rum is delicious, flexible, and it flows through the Caribbean like the trade winds. When it comes to mixing flavored rums into fruitiful concoctions, I usually reach for Cruzan Rum. I prefer it over other flavored rum like the Bacardi line and it comes from one of my favorite spots in the Caribbean, the … [Read More...]

Aruba Hotel

Aruba: A Real Life Daydream

The following article was written by me on behalf of Choice Hotels and I was paid to write this post. However, the opinions are entirely my own. If you're anything like me, then you like to daydream. During the cold winter months (yes it can get chilly here in Florida) I catch myself staring at nothing. The eyes don't register anything as the mind fills in the story. That story … [Read More...]

Caribbean Travel Stories

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I took a walk today to get some fresh air. I'm not sure if it was the cloudy skies or the day's drama, but I felt like it was time to escape to the islands. A decompress was needed. I came home, took Castaway Crystal to watch the sunset by the Sanibel Bridge and then sat down to type of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Sitting here writing about the islands and falling into … [Read More...]

Mai Tai Recipe

It’s National Cocktail Day! Try This…

We Castaways are defined by a few things. Those things are Caribbean islands, sailing the blue, good island music, rum, and of course the concoctions that rum creates. Shall we mix one up? I usually post rum recipes on Wednesdays, a little push to get you over that mid-week hump. I delayed by a day this week because today...Thursday...is National Cocktail Day! I love these … [Read More...]

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