Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Honey Go Drink Recipe: Boat Drinks

Honey Go Boat Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be dancing with the locals. Spring has finally arrived. Time to shake off the cabin fever and soak up a little Vitamin D. This week's Boat Drink recipe is a flavorful concoction that will put a little spring time pep in your step. It's refreshing, it's sweet, and it goes down way too easy. Let me introduce you to the Honey Go. Honey Go Boat Drink … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

The pull is growing strong. It's hard to explain. There's something in my DNA. There are walls that need to be overcome, but it will happen. Is it the color blue? Is it the wind in the sails? Maybe it's just the freedom. The pull is growing strong. Maybe it's reading stories like the ones that populate this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Rum, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Caymans, and … [Read more...]

A Caribbean Cowboy Singing on the Sand

Kenny Chesney Tortuga 2013

Certain locations and atmospheres were just made for particular musical artists. Madison Square Garden and Jay-Z, Key West and Jimmy Buffett, the Jersey Shore and Bruce Springsteen--these musicians are ingrained into the DNA of these places. Seeing them perform there would be be bucket list type material. Mr. Kenny Chesney's roots grew in the soil of eastern Tennessee. And while seeing him in … [Read more...]

How To Sail a Yacht – Beginner Basics

Learning to sail

Hey Castaways. This is a guest post by Janice Collins, a blogger and writer who also loves to sail on weekends. Cheers! Learning to sail any vessel on the water takes plenty of time and practice, but it offers fantastic rewards and experiences by the end. From small boats to yachts, power boats and dinghies, mastering the basics is key to an enjoyable sailing experience. Building a Strong … [Read more...]

What’s Your Dream Beach Playlist?

Chesney Tortuga Music Festival

Currently happening: a Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum and pineapple sits to my right, Chesney's Anything But Mine is streaming through the speakers, a pirate girl is preparing to raise sail to come see me, and I'm typing this run-on sentence. This grand mood I find myself in is being blown forward by a specially concocted beach playlist. I've said it before, nothing outside of chemicals can alter … [Read more...]

Nassau’s Rum Bahamas Festival Killed It

Rum Bahamas Festival

It's been a little over a week since the 2nd annual Rum Bahamas Festival and I think my liver is finally talking to me again. Rum, food, Kalik, culture, music, art, pirates--the 2015 celebration of all things rum and Bahamas was a huge HUGE success. This trip to Nassau, Bahamas didn't include lazy days on the beach, no snorkeling beautiful reefs or chatting up locals at casual beach bars. This … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March, my favorite month of the year. Warm temps have officially invaded southwest Florida, Spring Break is in the air, March Madness is gearing up, and St. Patrick's Day is just a couple weeks away. Yeah, March kicks ass. But I would trade all the joys of this month for an island hopping adventure that took me to the places in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. … [Read more...]

Tortuga Nights Drink Recipe: Boat Drinks

Tortuga Nights Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be shaking it on the Ft. Lauderdale Beach sand. Close your eyes and picture the stars in the sky. Picture stars on stage. Picture boats anchored just off shore. Picture your feet completely buried in the warm sand. Picture a cold rum drink in your hand. You just pictured the Tortuga Music Festival. Coming this April 11th-12th, Fort Lauderdale Beach will become ground … [Read more...]

Win Free Tickets to the Tortuga Music Festival!

Tortuga Music Festival

Sand. Sun. Music. Rum. Bikinis. Boardshorts. Chesney. Zac Brown. Jake Owen. Bikinis. Ocean. SPF. Sweat. Fort Lauderdale. Florida. Corona. There's no beach party like the Tortuga Music Festival. Just imagine all the words mentioned above melted together in a sea of musical bliss. That's what a ticket at the Tortuga Music Festival on Ft. Lauderdale beach gets you. The only thing better than … [Read more...]

Five Ways a Villa Vacation Can Rekindle the Romance

caribbean villa rental

When I go to an Island I like to to blend in with the every day life. The best way to do that is rent a house or villa. A hit and run on a giant cruise ship is the the furthest thing from that experience. Staying at a relaxing hotel is close, but you're still pretty pampered. Staying at a house or villa gives you that, hey this is my home, type feeling. You go grocery shopping, you clean up … [Read more...]