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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

The world's largest rum tasting....sign me up! The best conch salad on Grand Bahamas...I'll take two! Exploring Bridgetown on Barbados...Mount Gay me please! These topics and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up World’s Largest Rum Tasting: Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell to stage the world’s largest rum tasting to kick off UK Rum Fest. -Story by … [Read more...]

Video: A Look Back at the Castaway Beach Bash!

I wanna go back... Don't you wish you could live your life like a Jimmy Buffett song? Don't you wish you were in a constant state of vacation? I wish every day was a Castaway Beach Bash day. Here's a look back at the 2014, 3rd annual, Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the USVI. This year we had our biggest group yet and added a day trip to Jost Van Dyke in … [Read more...]

From Jamaica With Love, Appleton Estate Rum

Appleton Estate Rum

What do you think of when you think of Jamaica? Is it the white-sand beaches or the savory jerk chicken, maybe it's the smooth reggae beats or misty Blue Mountains. Those are all Jamaican signatures, but you can't think of Jamaica without thinking about rum. And when you think about Jamaican rum, you think about Appleton Estate. I saw the below video shared last week on RumConnection.com, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs stories

Friday's are one of my favorite days of the week. Not because the weekend is kicking into gear, but because it gives me the chance to share some amazing stories about the Caribbean with you. All week I read amazing island stories, I keep a list of the ones that stand out, then consolidate the best into the Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. It's a routine that both keeps me up-to-date on Caribbean … [Read more...]

The Tamarind Margarita: Boat Drink Recipes

Tamarind Margarita Recipe

After one sip, you'll be livin' like Jose. It's important not to forget our friends in the western Caribbean. All too often focus seems to sit in the eastern Caribbean which I personally love so much, and I need to be mindful of the wonderful countries that make of the eastern boarder. In doing that, I think we all need to drink some tequila! This week's boat drink recipe is the Tamarind … [Read more...]

A Photo Tour of This Year’s Castaway Beach Bash

Castaway beach bash

It's been over a week since this year's Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas and I keep thinking about how great of an experience it was. This was the 3rd annual Beach Bash and it seems like the event keeps getting better and better. More people, more islands visited, more fun, and of course more rum. For those that couldn't make it this year here's a look back at the fun, … [Read more...]