Announcing Exumas Castaway Cruise!

Exumas Bahamas

This is it. The trip you have dreamed of if you are a true Castaway at heart, an escape from the humdrum and the stressful. The Exuma Cays sit waiting for you this coming July 24th - July 31st. (It's already selling out, so another trip Exuma trip is being offered July 11th-19th.) Update: There is only a single bed cabin left for one person for July 24th - 31st. Or I could do a discount price … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

If you had to pick one, just one, which would you choose? Exploring the Baths of Virgin Gorda, sampling Caribbean street food, hoisting sail in the best sailing grounds of the Caribbean, getting naked at a nude resort in Jamaica, or going luxury style in the Grenadines? Remember you can only pick one!!! It's an impossible question to answer, it's a win win win win win situation. Luckily for … [Read more...]

A Look Back at the First Castaway Cruise

Mermaid Tales Castaway Cruise

I'm not sure what was more beautiful, the Bahamas or the people that took part in the first Castaway Cruise. We called ourselves that Salty 7 and Captain Mike. I was friends with only one person on the boat prior to this trip, but after I feel as if all six are now great great friends. I guess that's what happens when you put like-minded salty souls on a beautiful yacht and put them in the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap up

Fresh off an epic first Castaway Cruise to Bimini with Captain Mike and Tropical Escape Yacht Charters. The salt water pirate blood is running strong through my veins. Experiencing a trip like this is like a hard drugs, you just want to keep doing it again, and again, and again. (Never done hard drugs, it's what the Drug Inc. junkies say on National Geographic!) This week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Why aren't there more floating bars in the Caribbean? I mean it just seems like they are a focal point where ever they are. Take the Willy-T in the BVI for example, the thing is a magnet for the boating community. Why don't more people follow that lead? Well someone else has in Antigua, take a look at D-Boat in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. It's a little different than the Willy-T, but a grand … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

The pull is growing strong. It's hard to explain. There's something in my DNA. There are walls that need to be overcome, but it will happen. Is it the color blue? Is it the wind in the sails? Maybe it's just the freedom. The pull is growing strong. Maybe it's reading stories like the ones that populate this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Rum, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Caymans, and … [Read more...]

Nassau’s Rum Bahamas Festival Killed It

Rum Bahamas Festival

It's been a little over a week since the 2nd annual Rum Bahamas Festival and I think my liver is finally talking to me again. Rum, food, Kalik, culture, music, art, pirates--the 2015 celebration of all things rum and Bahamas was a huge HUGE success. This trip to Nassau, Bahamas didn't include lazy days on the beach, no snorkeling beautiful reefs or chatting up locals at casual beach bars. This … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March, my favorite month of the year. Warm temps have officially invaded southwest Florida, Spring Break is in the air, March Madness is gearing up, and St. Patrick's Day is just a couple weeks away. Yeah, March kicks ass. But I would trade all the joys of this month for an island hopping adventure that took me to the places in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

Let's just get this out of the way... Winter sucks. It's freeze all over the east coast and parts of Florida saw freezing temps last night. Next week's trip to Nassau can't come soon enough. To warm your spirit this week's Caribbean wrap up has stories about popular beaches, what to do on Curacao, and some off the beaten path islands that will seduce your island soul. Stay warm … [Read more...]

24th Annual St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

st lucia jazz fest 2015

The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 24th year, raises the curtain on April 30 with a line-up of performers who blends island culture, famed musical talent and diverse music genres. Internationally renowned performers taking center stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin … [Read more...]