Straight From Jost, The Dread Fox Cocktail

After one sip, you'll be swimming in Great Harbour. About three weeks ago I received a message on Facebook from Castaway Stef, asking if I knew the drink recipe for the Dread Fox from Foxy's Beach Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Sadly I did not. But, I had a good source and decided to reach out and see what I could get out of the coconut telegraph. My source...Mr. … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons to Visit Barbados This Year

This is a guest post by Royal Westmoreland, a luxury golf and beach estate located on the beautiful west coast of Barbados. With white sands and idyllic blue waters, Barbados really is a paradise. From the sunny temperatures and chilled atmosphere to the tasty food and drink, the Caribbean island is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a rum punch in hand. Whether you’re craving … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With These Rum Potions

After one sip, a spell will cast over you. Corny? Yes. But I don't let a little embarrassment stop me from some goofy word-play. The reason for the corniness is because you, me, and the rest of the United States are looking down the barrel at Valentine's Day. Do other countries recognize this "holiday"? Whether you're married, involved, or single, Valentine's Day is a great day to create … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Beaches of Antigua

Too many choices can cause uncertainty in the mind. When it comes to an island that boasts 365 beaches, one for each day of the week, you're going to have some choices to make. This is what visitors to Antigua run into during their vacation. So many choices, so little time. If you're Antigua vacation is for 7 days, then try and hit a different beach each day. But what beaches do you hit with … [Read more...]

Sip On This Rum Swizzle

After one sip, you'll start saving for a boat. What flavor characteristics does your favorite rum drink have? Is it sweet, or is it bitter? Does it give you a fruitiful blast or is it bold sophisticated? Whatever your drink preference, there's definitely a couple dozen rum drink recipes just for you. Castaway Crystal and I have been comparing rum drinks around town lately. Not a bad way … [Read more...]

A New Radio Station From Your Favorite Island

Coming to you live from one of the most beautiful places on Earth, our friends at the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay on Jost Van Dyke bring us the new Soggy Dollar Radio. No matter where you're at in the world, chances are you'd rather be sitting on the sand of White Bay, sipping on a Painkiller or three. Listening to Soggy Dollar Radio lets your mind escape to the BVI where those cold drinks … [Read more...]

Caribbean Wrap Up

Ever been standing in the rum aisle, eyes glazed over, wondering which rum you should try? We all have. In this week's Caribbean Wrap Up Bahama Bob talks about the Houston Chronicle's list of the top 100 rums under $100. A good list but some notable rums are missing. After that, find out how you will soon be able to fly direct to the BVI from Miami, sailing adventures around St. Barths, explore … [Read more...]

Three Sheets to the Wind – Three Months to Tortuga Music Festival…coincidence?

Winter has officially come to south Florida. I'm sitting here in a stocking cap, long sleeves, a jacket, jeans, and socks and shoes. Socks and Shoes! I look down at my flip flops and a small tear comes to my eye. If you're anything like me, which if you're reading this you probably are, then you're counting the days until warmer temperatures. You want nothing more than 80 degree sun on your … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to be blown away, by St. John and BVI beauty? Then watch the video below in this week's Caribbean wrap up. After than fill up on rum from St. Lucia's Chairmans Reserve and Siesta Key, relax at the best AI resorts on Antigua, then find your next charter boat destination. The Caribbean awaits. Just go! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua: Antigua’s … [Read more...]

The 5 Reasons I’m Going To Festival Rum Bahamas in Nassau

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a special occasion. Traveling to the Bahamas for a rum festival, now that's the stuff dreams are made of. What are you doing February 26-28? If you're free, then I'd like to invite you to the 3rd annual Festival Rum Bahamas event in Nassau. Come on, you know you want to. Neon blue water, friendly people, great food, and drinking rum at an 18th century British … [Read more...]