Beach Ethics – The Unwritten Rules of the Sand

Rules of the beach

I wrote this story back in 2011 but thought it needed to be brought back to life. Castaway Crystal and I this past Sunday on Lovers Key here in Southwest Florida and experience a total lack of beach ethics. I'd like to tell you about the situation and then refresh the list of the unwritten rules of the beach. There we were, sitting on the white sand on the Big Carlos Pass side of Lovers Key. It … [Read more...]

10 Beach Chairs You Want To Be Sitting In

Warderick Wells Exumas

If you're anything like me, you let your imagination wander when soaking in the beautiful vistas of the Caribbean. Sometimes that beauty is so strong you forget to breath and get a little weak in the knees. I think that's why the following spots have special places to sit and let the moment consume you. The following are some special places that should you find yourself, I encourage you to have … [Read more...]

An Interview With The Mad Gringo Novelist

The Legend of Mad Gringo

Books let your mind escape and imagination wander like nothing else. They keep you on the edge of your seat and have you anticipating every page turn. They can relax you, inspire you, frighten you, and cause you to dream. Funny how words on paper can do so much. I've been "internet" friends with Greg Chambers for a long time. He owned a pretty kick ass clothing company called Mad Gringo back in … [Read more...]

The Winner of the Key West Express Drink Contest Is…

Key West Express drink

Today is the day. It's time to announce the winner of the Key West Express Drink Contest. It's been one week, I received over 30 drink recipes, narrowed it down to 5 finalists, and now there's just one drink standing. Without further delay, the winner of the drink contest is... 5 Shots to the Wind – By Patricia Dean Paulson One shot good dark rum (Mount Gay) One shot fresh squeezed … [Read more...]

5 Finalist for the Key West Express Drink Contest.

Key West Express drink finalists

The drink recipes are in and it's clear you Castaways know your cocktails. Below is a list of the five finalist. I will be meeting with the great staff of the Key West Express tonight to do a taste test of these five and then I will announce the winner this Wednesday. The winning person will receive two tickets aboard the Key West Express and will have their drink served on the ferry boat … [Read more...]

Key West Express Drink Contest – Win Two Tickets!

Key West Express

Rum and the sea fit together like to two dancers locked in a sexy rhythm of movement. Is that too dramatic? Nah, we are Castaways, we love our smooth rum and blue blue waters. Because rum and the sea fit together so well, I have teamed up with the Key West Express to send two cocktail enthusiasts to the Conch Republic on aboard one of their fast ferries. Getting to Key West really is half the … [Read more...]

Castaway Cruise Details and Future Dates

Mermaid Tales

I can almost feel it now, the wind blowing across my face with the blazing blue water of the Exumas flowing past as I stand there on the bow of Mermaid Tales. It's a life-altering feeling that I want you to experience. That's why I'm working with Captain Mike of Tropical Escape Yacht Charters, I want to change your perspective on the world. The next Castaway Cruises are coming up and the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you on a complete journey of the islands we love so much. First you have to get there and so you'll learn how JetBlue is expanding flights to new islands. Then once you get there you'll want to jump in the water, so read about the best snorkeling islands in the Caribbean. After you get out of the water you may be a tad hungry (and rum thirsty!), if so then check … [Read more...]

And The Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses Winner Is…

The week is over and it's time to pick a winner for the Kenny Chesney Costa Del Mar sunglasses give away! Last Tuesday I announced that I'd be giving away a pair of 2015 Kenny Chesney Costa sunglasses Kit which included all the items you see above. To enter the contest people had to leave a photo caption on this Kenny Chesney picture. The contest ran for one week and a winner was chosen last … [Read more...]

Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses Giveaway!

Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses

  Kenny Chesney Costa GIVEAWAY! Summer is here and it's time to break out the flip flops and sunglasses! Wait you need a new pair of sunglasses? I think I can help! I'm giving away one pair of the new 2015 Kenny Chesney Costa Del Mar sunglasses. The contest will run from May 26th to June 2nd. The contest is happening on the RumShopRyan Facebook page and all you have to do to enter is … [Read more...]

Kenny Chesney and Costa Continue Partnership

Kenny Chesney Costa sunglasses

Thought you Castaways might like to know about this. Cheers!   Country icon Kenny Chesney, who recently topped the charts with “Til It’s Gone” and the Grammy-nominated multiple week #1 “American Kids” from his brand new Big Revival album, again teams with Costa for another series of limited edition sunglasses to benefit the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). This year’s five … [Read more...]