Giving Thanks To You…And A Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

After one sip, you'll give thanks to all that is rum. Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time to give thanks. I'd like to give thanks to delicious rum, speechless Caribbean beauty, and having wind in the sails, but most of all I'd like to give thanks to all of you...the Castaways. I would continue to write this blog if it were only my mother reading. But having readers like you to share in the … [Read more...]

Wicked Dolphin Rum Releases Gold Reserve

My friends at Wicked Dolphin have just released the long anticipated Wicked Dolphin Gold Reserve Rum.  The newest edition to the highly awarded Wicked Dolphin Rum line is made with 100% Florida sugarcane and has been aged for 3 years. “We have worked on Wicked Dolphin Gold Reserve since we started making rum in 2012.  Our rum is aged for a full 3 years in Bourbon Barrels which gives us unique … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Food, food, food--the Caribbean is home to some amazing food. Those delicious flavors can be found at rustic beach bars, trendy resort restaurants or even in your home kitchen. Food is a huge part of any trip to the islands and that's why the 3 stories this week focus on wonderful Caribbean food. Enjoy your weekly island escape Castaways! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Anguilla - Lunch At … [Read more...]

Enjoy Island Time All The Time With West Indian Rags

If you're anything like me, you have a large collection of t-shirts you've gotten during your travels thought the Caribbean. You put one on and it just feels good. It brings back memories and is an instant conversation starter with anyone that notices it. That island feeling is always with us salty souls. A couple weeks ago I was introduced to Paul, owner of West Indian Rags. We talked about … [Read more...]

7 Must-visit Places to Discover on Your Caribbean Yacht Charter

A guest post by Mathew Scott The Caribbean is a destination that is synonymous with laid back luxury and the stunning tropical scenery; the tranquility of those turquoise waters is ready and waiting. One of the best ways to explore the Caribbean is by boat. We’ve compiled a list of the best locations throughout the region that remain relatively untouched by mass tourism and are best enjoyed … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Happy Friday Castaways! They say the best places to see and things to do take a little work. If they were easy, everyone would be there and doing it. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up has this type of theme. The subject matters included; nude beaches, Carriacou, moving to the Caribbean, Mona Island, and rare rare rum. Nude beaches aren't for everyone, but those who do it love the freedom. … [Read more...]

Sip An Afrodisiac From AFROHEAD Rum

After one sip, you'll be...well, let's not talk about it. It's Tuesday night as I write this and I'm sipping on a glass of delicious AFROHEAD Rum. I was searching for a good recipe to share with all you thirsty Castaways and figured why not a drink recipe from the AFROHEAD collection. I hit up the rum website and one concoction jumped out at me, the Afrodisiac. Why did this one jump up and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The South Pacific and the Maldives are famous for their shallow clear waters and their glamorous overwater bungalows. The type where you can look through the floor when you're sleeping and see Spotted Eagle Rays and any number of fish. This type of resort has, for the most part, been absent from the Caribbean. Why? I have no idea. That all might be coming to an end though. Find out which … [Read more...]

Gustavia To Eden Rock, A Walk To Remember

These two feet have walked the streets and trails of some pretty amazing Caribbean islands, but none had the energy of St. Barths. Maybe it was because a sailing regatta was in town or that the hills were dotted with million-dollar villas which house the rich and famous. Whatever the reason, you could smell it in the air and feel it as you walked the streets. Walking the streets is exactly what … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

The Papa Coco: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll be hooking a marlin in the stream. We all have people we look up to and inspire to be like. Some people might be inspired by the President of the United States, others a famous sports figure or perhaps their mother and father. The point is we all have role models and aspire to live a life like certain figures. As a Castaway, I am inspired by a few people, one of those … [Read more...]