A Guide to Caribbean Attractions – Infographic

With mile after mile of postcard-perfect shoreline to choose from, the Caribbean is a sun-and-sand worshipper’s paradise. Once your beach body is perfectly bronzed and you get a little rest and relaxation, the Caribbean has plenty of activities and attractions to fill your days and nights! Presented By Experience Destinations Cheers! RumShopRyan Please Subscribe If You Love The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Jewelry Special for Valentine’s Day


Hey Castaways! I teamed up with Stephanie, owner and jewelry designer for The Mermaid Company, to bring you a little Valentine's Day savings on some Caribbean jewelry. Visit www.MermaidCompany.com and use coupon code CASTAWAY20 to receive a 20% discount on all orders over $200.  This offer is good until March 1st. About the Artist "Over the years I've worked out of the corner of my living … [Read more...]

Caribbean Castaway T-Shirts By TeamCocktail

Caribbean Castaway Shirts

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. It's a phrase made popular by rum soaked Hollywood pirates. Did real pirates say it? Probably not, but that doesn't make it any less awesome to chant or to put on a shirt! I have teamed up with the famous Team Cocktail clothing company to bring you a new Caribbean Castaway t-shirt that I think you guys will love. On the front is the RumShopRyan.com logo with the … [Read more...]

Bouncing Down The Florida Keys

Alabama Jacks

You know it's true when people say, " The journey, not the destination is the best reward." Traveling to a location, especially an island destination, is exponentially more fun than traveling back from one. On the way your body is full of excitement, spirits are high and everything sit in front of you, just waiting for you to take a bite. That's what it's like driving to Key West. This past … [Read more...]

New Edition Of Castaways In The Wild!

Caribbean Castaways

Whether you're in the Caribbean, the lake, a golf course, a tailgate party or your backyard--you can be a Castaway anywhere. As long as you bring that Caribbean island lifestyle with you where ever you go then you're a true Castaway in my eyes. This edition of Castaways in the Wild features people from from all over, showing off their RSR Castaway gear in amazing places. Take the photo above of … [Read more...]

#CHEAPCARIBBEAN Feel the Local Flavor Twitter Party Today at 2pm EST

Cheap Caribbean tweet chat

Hey Castaways! Today I will be a guest panelist in a Twitter party put on by our friends at CheapCaribbean.com.  The island fun starts today, July 30th, at 1pm to 2pm CST (2-3pm EST). I will be joined by guest panelists JetSetSarah and Uncommon Caribbean, we are here to share our island adventures and help answer your travel questions. We will be talking about the greatest festivals, restaurants … [Read more...]

New Edition Of Castaways In The Wild!

You can even be a Castaway on the links! Cheers Billy D.!

It’s time for another edition of Castaways in the Wild. My favorite! Nothing brings me more joy than seeing you guys living that island state of mind. Be it in the Caribbean, or in the backyard, being a Castaway is a state of mind you can take with you any where. This edition highlights Castaways in the BVI, St. Thomas, on a golf course, Canada, Fort Myers Beach and other location around the … [Read more...]

EX-PATS Episode: Bikini Bootcamp, NYC To Tulum Mexico


If you're reading this blog then you probably love the Caribbean, and probably a little rum. But how much do you love it, would you trade in your life for a life in the Caribbean? Would you sell most of your possessions, pack up only what you needed and take the plunge of being an ex-pat? That's what Melissa Perlman did when she decided Tulum, Mexico was where she would build her dream, and her … [Read more...]

Today Is National Flip Flop Day! Life Is Better In Flip Flops

National Flip Flop Day

Today is National Flip Flop Day! Are you giddy with excitement? Yeah, me too! This quirky little holiday may not get the notoriety of the big boys like Thanksgiving or even the out dated Groundhog Day, but to Castaways like you and I it holds a special place in our heart (on our feet). Honestly, I've been looking forward to this day for a long time. It gives me a good excuse to go out and buy a … [Read more...]

National Flip Flop Day Giveaway!

National Flip Flop Day

We celebrate a lot of things here on RSR, the Caribbean islands, great music, smooth rum and a relaxed lifestyle. Flip flops are a symbol of that relaxed lifestyle and that's what we are celebrating this week. This Friday, June 21st is National Flip Flop Day. Yes believe it or not, it's a real "official" holiday, especially for Castaways! It's definitely one of my favorite days. I think most of … [Read more...]

Winners Of The Kenny And Costa Photo Contest Are…


Before I announce the winners of the Goin' Coastal with Kenny & Costa Photo Contest I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a photo and everyone who kept voting for their favorites. We had 89 amazing photos submitted of people living the island lifestyle and I loved them all! Fun contests like this wouldn't be possible without great people like all of you and for that I thank … [Read more...]