Mad Gringo Tropical Shirts Is Kicking The Bucket

Mad Gringo

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madgringo/mad-gringos-long-adios-tropical-shirt-tshirt-book Hey Castaways, I wanted to help my friend Mad Greg of the Mad Gringo clothing line out with his final act, the last hurrah, the grand finale, the fat lady has sung, no mas, roll the credits, no more enchiladas. This kickstarter campaign is your last chance to grab a piece of the Mad Gringo. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bareboat sailing, underwater rum, rainforest monkeys, and a "secret" island...these stories will hopefully tempt your salty island soul to chuck winter out the window and plan an adventure to the warm sand of the Caribbean. I know my mind was racing with island fantasies as I put this post together! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Underwater Aging of Spirits Proves Sucessful: Underwater aging … [Read more...]

The B-Line Beach Bar and the Passion Confusion Drink

B Line Beach Bar Little Jost Van Dyke

"Hide the Cashmere, the bomber is focused in!" As soon as we grabbed the mooring ball near Diamond Cay, we had the dingy in the water and were motoring towards Little Jost Van Dyke and the B-Line Beach Bar. When Castaway Lorrie says go, we go. I aint arguing. The B-Line Beach Bar is the new kid on the block when it comes to British Virgin Island beach bars. Opening earlier this year (2014) … [Read more...]

Loblolly Beach, Anegada BVI: Island Lime Videos

Loblolly Beach Anegada

They say the best places to explore are ones that are hard to reach. I don't know who "they" are but I tend to agree. Anegada is the often over looked island in the British Virgin Islands. It's an odd ball. It sits about 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, further than the other islands of the BVI and it's completely flat. All the other islands in the BVI have large rolling mountains that cascade … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blog

Hope you like this week's stories in the Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP! Have you ever wanted to know what yacht that is sitting in the harbor...well there's an app for that. Want to know what some of the top beach bars in the Caribbean are? Of course you do! Want to really know Antigua or The Baths of Virgin Gorda? You'll find great answers to all of these questions in this week's Wrap Up. The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

CAribbean blogs

Where do you want to go? Where ever it is...go. You'll thank yourself later. This week's Caribbean wrap up has a little bit of food, a dash of hiking in Grenada, a sprinkle of fishing in the Bahamas, and a sip of rum. I hope you enjoy this week's stories as much as I do. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Saba Rock – an Island Oasis: For exotic rum cocktails at a tiny island bar in the BVIs, … [Read more...]

The Baths of Virgin Gorda, BVI: Island Lime Videos

Baths of Virgin Gorda

The Baths of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands are a "pinch me" type of place. Large volcanic boulders cover the southern shoreline creating majestic caves and tidal pools. Last week was my first visit to this stunning landscape and it exceeded my expectations. It was a quick whirlwind tour, but it still left a powerful impression on this salty soul. You'll see some of that beauty in this … [Read more...]

Rum ‘N Pumpkin Ale: Boat Drinks Recipe

Fall Halloween Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll almost enjoy the cold fall weather...almost. I've lived in southwest Florida for 13 years now. The swaying coconut palms still put a pirate's smile on my face. But after living here for so long I get asked by people if I miss the seasons from up north (Kansas City). My answer...not really. Sure we have seasons down here, we have the Wet Season, the Dry Season, Hurricane … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

Caribbean wrap up

The Caribbean is full of treasure, not the kind that sparkles and shines, but the natural kind that causes onlookers to watch in amazement. This Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up features some treasure that I think you'll enjoy. Watching flocks of brightly colored Flamingos on Great Inagua in the Bahamas is a treasure, snorkeling with humpback whales in the Dominican Republic definitely qualifies, and … [Read more...]

Nine Packing Tips for a Caribbean Sailing Vacation

BVI Sailing

Deciding what islands to explore during your sailing vacation is the hard part. Melody Delgado at www.visailing.com has plenty of suggestions to help you decide on the perfect vacation. Once your sail charter is booked, the next decision is what to take with you. Nothing can be easier than packing for a sailing vacation in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, most first time sailing vacationers pack … [Read more...]

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...]