Book Review: Second Chance Gold

Second Chance Gold

How do you do a book review without spoiling the book? Hang on tight because we're going to give it a try! Second Chance Gold is the 4th book in a series written by author John H. Cunningham. The series follows the adventures of Buck Reilly, a once hotshot darling of Wallstreet, now a down on his luck pilot that lives in a hotel in Key West. Buck is what I would call a cross between Jimmy … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Let's go island hopping in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! We start off in the Bahamas with the announcement of the 2015 Festival Rum Bahamas. Then we sail south to find out what to do on Bonaire above the water. We head back up to the Bahamas and pay Cat Island a visit. Finally we sink our toes in the sand on St. Lucia at Sugar Beach. Ahhhh, I feel more relaxed already. Cheers! Caribbean … [Read more...]

The Blue Magic: Boat Drinks Recipe

Rum Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll feel the Caribbean magic. Blue turns me on. Blue skies, blue water, blue eyes, and blue drinks--all good things that up the old heart rate just a little. Being that today is a Boat Drink Recipe day we are going to focus on a glass of blue sumthin' sumthin'. The drink is called The Blue Magic, fitting being that it's, umm yeah, blue. I found the recipe on Pinterest … [Read more...]

South Frigate Bay, “The Strip” – St. Kitts: Island Lime Videos

Frigate Bay St. Kitts The Strip

What can I say about St. Kitts that hasn't already been said, it's just a special special place. The people, the lush rainforest, the beach bars--St. Kitts has a little bit of everything, but still holds on to that rustic old-world Caribbean vibe. This Island Lime Video features the soothing waves of South Frigate Bay, or better known as "The Strip". The Strip is the main entertainment area on … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Good day Castaways! I think you're really going to like this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. New amazing rum bar...check. Lobster Festival in the BVI...check. Exploring the treasure that's known as Saba...check. Relaxing on a floating bar on St. John...check. Yeah, like I said, it's a good week! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: This Is the Caribbean’s Best New Rum Bar: In a Caribbean … [Read more...]

Chartering With Virgin Islands Sailing

Virgin Islands Sailing

The British Virgin Islands are one of the best sailing destinations in the world. With dozens of islands all within visual range, restaurants and marinas all over the place, and near constant trade winds--the BVI is a great place to charter a yacht. In three weeks I'll be setting sail in a three-boat flotilla in the BVI. This is the first time I've been a part of a yacht charter and the … [Read more...]

Say Hello To Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

Blue Chair Bay Rum Cream

Think the sun’s just about set on summer?  Think again.  Blue Chair Bay Rum today announced its newest born-on-the-beach flavor, Coconut Spiced Rum Cream, available for a limited time.  This latest expression builds on Blue Chair Bay Rum’s fast-earned reputation for crafting signature taste profiles, with gentle, clean notes of toasted coconut infused with silky vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Another week, another Caribbean Wrap Up. This week includes a fascinating story about about Dominica from our friends at Uncommon Caribbean, the low-down on an undiscovered Caribbean island, a few of the most romantic Caribbean restaurants and an island-style Caribbean curry recipe. Enjoy these great stories! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Caribbean’s Undiscovered Island:  The town of … [Read more...]

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

Caribbean blogs

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...]