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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

There is a great collection of stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. The most interesting story in my opinion is the inter-island Caribbean ferry story by Caribbean Journal. I couldn't agree more that a ferry system similar to what they have in the Greek islands is needed for the Caribbean. Air travel through the Caribbean with LIAT is a headache on a good day. Enjoy and … [Read more...]

7 Reasons To Visit The Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Dominican Republic? I'm guessing beaches and all-inclusive resorts are high on the list. While the DR does have some stunning beaches and a wide selection of resorts, the country has a host of other attributes that make it a special place to visit. The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I love hearing news about new flights to the Caribbean and I've been about it more and more lately. Airlift Caribbean is apparently underway. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tell you about new island flights, why diving in the Cayman Islands rocks, why Margaritaville in Montego Bay is a hell of a good time and much more. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up American Airlines Adding Several New … [Read more...]

Gun Cay and Cat Cay: Castaway Cruise Destinations

Cat Cay Bahamas

Deserted islands and private islands, that's what sits just south of Bimini in the Bahamas. I'm talking about the deserted Gun Cay and the private island of Cat Cay. During the first ever Castaway Cruise happening this April, we'll be visiting them both. Gun Cay and Cat Cay (pronounced Key) sit on the western edge of the Grand Bahama Bank and the Eastern edge of the powerful Gulf Stream … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

You would have thought Jamaica would be one of the first places to legalize marijuana, not Colorado and Washington state. Well it looks like the Jamaican government is moving to decriminalize the drug. That story and some amazing BVI photos from one of my new favorite boating blogs and some resort tips fill story lines in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Boat Life … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you feel that? It's hard to put the feeling into words, but it feels like a touch of anxiety mixed with a cold chill. It's called Island Separation Disorder and I can feel it coming on. Anyone else? If you are experiencing the symptoms of Island Separation Disorder then I encourage you to travel ASAP. If you can't then hopefully this week's Caribbean Wrap Up will help keep the symptoms at … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

Have your flip-flops been giving you dirty looks from your closet? Give them a little love and slip them on for this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up, I promise it will help set the mood for a little island state of mind. This week's wrap up showcases Havana Club Mojitos, new Cuban travel rules for Americans, Jamaica and James Bond, low-key Caribbean resorts and some fun activities when … [Read more...]

Cayman Lemonade – Boat Drink Recipes

Cayman Lemonade

After one sip, you'll be hooked like a tuna. This is a post I did about 3 years ago, but being that I've tried this cocktail first hand in the land where it was created I thought I'd bring it back to life. Enjoy the Cayman Lemonade! Quick confession, this Boat Drink has no rum in it. I think I just heard a few hundred of you curse at me. Trust me it's a great drink, one that one that I just … [Read more...]

Get To Know The Sailing Vessel Maple Cookie

BVI Sailing Charter

She was simply known as The Cookie. With elegant lines, a spacious salon, state-of-the-art navigation, and four large bedrooms--the Maples Cookie cut through the waters of the British Virgin Islands with style and grace. As for her passengers, well that's another story. Style and grace we are not, more like rum loving pirates on a floating magic carpet. That magic carpet was the Maples Cookie … [Read more...]