Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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As beautiful as the Caribbean is, it like nearly all areas of the world is not immune from mother nature's power. As Tropical Storm Erika soaks the northern Caribbean let's keep in mind that the human element is the most important and for all affected to be safe. Now for the side of the Caribbean that we all love--beaches, rum drinks and pure escape. Enjoy this week's wrap up! Caribbean … [Read more...]

Sipping Havana Club 15 at Rum Point Grand Cayman

Rum-Point-Gary-Rum

I'm a pretty simple guy. Old flip flops, rugged beach bar t-shirt, and cold rum punch usually defines me. But when I have the chance to indulge I don't sky away. That's what happened on an evening sail to Rum Point during a visit to Grand Cayman. I was sitting at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort pool bar killing time and watching the beach scene take shape. I was counting the minutes until it … [Read more...]

Punta Cana Lifestyles Magazine Summer 2015 Issue

Punta Cana

Punta Cana Lifestyles Magazine brings you a slice of the best that Punta Cana has to offer: the latest home décor trends, lifestyle options, hot spots, hidden gems, tourist hideaways, nightlife, unique island recipes, and of course the newest and most in-demand real estate on the market. This Summer 2015 issue, features former Miss Aruba and long-time Punta Cana resident Karen-Ann St. Clair, as … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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This week's Caribbean wrap up crisscrosses the islands in search of the best hotels in Havana and the Turks and Caicos, islands for sale in the Exumas, and uncovering the secrets of Martinique. So many islands so little time, the wrap up helps to give you a taste of the islands in small flirtatious bite size pieces. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos: Think top … [Read more...]

Get To Know Little Cayman

Little Cayman

Travel means many different things to people. For some it might be cabana service at beach front resorts or it might be betting big in a big casino. For me it's escape to an island that hasn't be overwhelmed by human hands. Exploring naked coastlines, diving on vibrant healthy reefs and watching life at a slow pace is my idea of travel. If this is your type of travel escape as well, then you … [Read more...]

The Taste of Cayman Boat Drink Sizzles

Cayman Sunet Drink Recipe

After one sip, your heart will be ablaze. I was first introduced to this drink on paper, but what type of introduction is that. I needed a sip of what sounded like pure magic to this boat drink consumer. It was my last day at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort on Grand Cayman. I had already flew across the neon blue water on a jet ski, sailed across the sound to Rum Point, swam with some … [Read more...]

Carnival Cruise Lines Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Cuba Cruises

Carnival Corporation the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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It's two week until the next Castaway Cruise and my mind is already floating on the crystal blue waters of the Exumas. Getting lost on sand bars and diving for conch fill my thoughts by the minute. Oh, yeah...I'm suppose to be writing about the Caribbean Weekly Wrap up. See what I mean...distracting. I don't know if you know this, but a big part of my nationality and my last name are Dutch. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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Cuba, for so long it has been the forbidden land for us Americans. Its treasures like rum, culture and of course cigars have been hidden from us. With restrictions loosening, you may soon find yourself taking puffs of the world's best cigars. In this week's Caribbean wrap up, there is a great story and video about why the Cuban cigar is so cherished. Give it a watch, I think you'll like … [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...]