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...]

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...]

Travel Mishaps Stories and Protecting Yourself

Mango Eddie Soggy Dollar Bar

The anticipation of traveling to the Caribbean, or anywhere for that matter, is half the fun. You plan, you research, you dream, and cotton candy and rainbows fill your head. Nothing can stand in the way of that beach bar boat drink on your St. Somewhere. I've learned through my travel experience that mishaps can and do occur. Sometimes you just go with the flow, but certain situations call for … [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 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...]

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...]

#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  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...]

Best Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean

best Caribbean diving

This is a guest post from Angie Picardo, a writer at If you are planning on going to the Caribbean, scuba diving and snorkeling is a must. Diving the underwater world of the Caribbean is a phenomenal way to experience the islands. Let's look at some of the more magnificent reefs and islands suited to explore the underwater world. From huge holes in the ocean floor, to massive … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go In The Caribbean?

Caribbean vacation tips

This little Caribbean travel blog is over three and half years old now. In that time I've received countless emails from readers that share the same passion. Many of them have questions about the island, rum and why I point in all my photos. After awhile you begin to see trends and what people really want to know. I would say the most common question I get asked is... What Caribbean island should … [Read more...]

ISLANDS Magazine Readers’ Choice: Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Golf

Let's pretend you have unlimited funds, unlimited vacation time and you want the make the Caribbean your oyster. Your goal is to do the best and see the best the islands have to offer. Well the people of ISLANDS Magazine have put together a Reader's Choice list giving you the "Best of " Caribbean. Over 17,000 seasoned Caribbean travelers weighed in on the best the islands have to offer. Best … [Read more...]

Take The Beach With You When You Go


Which beach do you want to be on right now? The right answer would be any beach, but I'm sure you have a favorite. One that left an impression on you. One that your mind wanders to when you look up from your work computer and day dream out the window. The memory is so sweet, so deep that you can almost feel the sand under your feet right now. You would give anything to be on that beach wouldn't … [Read more...]

How to Get Cheap Flights at the Last Minute: 5 Tips

Cheap flights

(This is a guest post from Kristine Vicencio.) Planning a last minute trip may seem like a lot of hard work, but in reality, it's actually far more simpler than you would expect. Many travel agencies offer great deals on airfare for those who are traveling last minute. These are typically seats that have not yet been sold that the airline is looking to fill up before departing. Deciding to … [Read more...]