The Big Revival Drink Recipe From X on St. John: Boat Drinks

Big Revival Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll Drink It Up...Til It's Gone. There's always a lot of excitement when a popular singer songwriter like Kenny Chesney drops a new album. The debut of The Big Revival has members of the No Shoes Nation blowing-up the social media world with talk of favorite songs and new sounds. And this Castaways is no different. I've had the new album on constant rotation while cruising … [Read more...]

New “Nothin’ But Sun” Album From Jake and the Half Conched Band

nothin but sun Jake and the half conched band

"Island Time" is a state of mind. You might be stuck in the middle of land-locked Kansas, buried in snow in Chicago, or caught up in the rat-race in the place you call home--we can all capture the Island Time feeling no matter where we are. All you have to do is find that inspirational "trigger" that takes you to your St. Somewhere. It could be a specific rum drink, a photo of a past vacation, or … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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Fresh lobster in Negril, 10 secret hotels in the Caribbean, off the beaten path islands you should visit and some kick but pirate shirts! These are some of the topics of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up 10 Secret Caribbean Hotels: Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island … [Read more...]

Rum Up in the UK! The Rum Experience this October in London.

Rum Experience London

If you've never experienced a rum festival I highly recommend it. You'll have the opportunity to sample amazing rums from all over the world, meet some cool rum-heads, and if the haze of the day doesn't grab you, then there's some pretty cool sponsored rum after parties. One of these rum events is happening October 11-12 in London, England. The eighth annual London RumFest will once … [Read more...]

Colombier Beach, St. Barths: Island Lime Videos

Colombier Beach St Barths

St. Barths is not your everyday laid back, go slow, Caribbean island. The streets bustle with shoppers and cars clog the streets of Gustavia. But if you know where to look you can find a few places where all that disappears. One of those places Colombier Beach. The French name for this stunning beach is Anse de Colombier, and it's pronounced "Co-lum-be-á". It's accessible only by sea or a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

From Grand Bahama to Cuba, then on to Grenada, the Turks and Caicos, and down to the Grenadines--doesn't that sounds like an island hopping dream?! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you all over the islands with some fantastic stories about the destinations listed above. The Cuba store is amazing, so if you read just one, give that one a try. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Six Fun Things to Do … [Read more...]

Time To Taste A Little RumShine!

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Here's a little Florida rum news for you Castaways, want to try a little RumShine?! Cape Spirits Inc. – Craft Distillers and innovators of Award winning Wicked Dolphin Rums has just released a new Spirit series called – RumShine! Owner JoAnn Elardo states, “This is a new category in the Spirits Industry and this does not happen very often. We have worked hard and are proud to introduce … [Read more...]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Gets “Happy”

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Happy

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a spectacular treat for you senses. The blue water of the Tobago Cays, the rolling hills of Bequia, the sharp peaks of Union Island, the vibrant colors of St. Vincent, and the friendly people throughout this country make it a "Happy" place to be. I was a little unaware of this but apparently the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams has been used a lot for creative … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Another week down, another week closer to your next Caribbean escape! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features a couple stories about Caribbean food, one about Bahamian beer, a look at a fantastic resort on Grenada, and a look at French St. Martin. I love to eat spicy and I love to eat local when in the islands, if you are the same then you're going to love the story about Trinidad Scorpion … [Read more...]

Boat Drinks: Mango Banana Rum Punch Recipe

Mango Banana Rum Punch

After one sip, you'll already be mixing another one, and another one... The Mango, what a sweet delicious fruit. Mango season just ended about a month ago here in Florida. This succulent fruit was falling off the trees all over southwest Florida. My friends have a Mango Tree and would bring sliced wedges to the beach. We would blend them up in cocktails. We would add them to salads. What a … [Read more...]

Music: SOJA – I Believe featuring Michael Franti, Nahko

soja I believe

I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe No matter what you do I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe It will all come back to you What is folk music to you? To me it's artists like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Jimmy Buffett.  Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, however, and you’ll walk away with a different perspective. “To me, Rage Against The Machine, Wu-Tang … [Read more...]