Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

One of the biggest thrills I get is when Castaways like yourself share with me your Caribbean and rum adventures. Nearly every day I receive a photo of a beach, asking me about a bottle of rum, or showing me that you're living with your toes in the sand. I'm floored that you remember to think of this humble website, and honored that you want to share it with me and other salty island lovers. … [Read more...]

The Sandy Toe Drink Recipe. Make It!

After one sip, you'll want to make your new address the Bahamas. In the last few weeks I've been posting about our time at Sandy Toes Beach Bar on Rose Island in the Bahamas. It's my favorite escape when in Nassau. This little slice of beach heaven has a signature cocktail appropriately called the Sandy Toe. You're going to want one. I've had many requests for this drink recipe, and I don't … [Read more...]

A Day on the Beach: Sandy Toes Beach Bar, Rose Island Bahamas

Believe it or not, being a rum judge at Rum Bahamas Festival is hard work. And when this pirate needs a break from that hard work, I head to the beach bar. And when in Nassau, my beach bar of choice is Sandy Toes on Rose Island. Rose Island is a long narrow island just to the east of Nassau. It’s a little Out Island feeling near the hustle and bustle of the city. Sandy Toes has boat … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide To Festival Rum Bahamas 2016

It's nearly upon us, the 2016 Festival Rum Bahamas. As the event draws closer more and more great stories about the event are coming out. Here is one of the best I've seen. Tru Bahamian Food Tours does a great job highlighting the food, the music, the people, the culture and of course the rum. Here is a small part of the story and a link to read the entire piece. Now is the time to begin … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The weekend is once again upon us. That means it's time to exhale, mix up your favorite rum drink and find a place to escape. If you're reading this then chances are that escape involves blue water and white sand. Then again, I know we all can't get to the beach and if we can it might be freezing. Winter sucks. While your sipping your rum drink this weekend, soak up the Caribbean vibe with … [Read more...]

What It’s Like at Festival Rum Bahamas

In less than two weeks Festival Rum Bahamas will descend on Nassau, bringing with it food, culture, music...and of course lots and lots of rum. Feel like a quick jump to the islands? Last year's Rum Bahamas was a huge success and my good friends of Caribbean Soul Trekkers did an amazing job capturing the the event on video. This is the best representation of what it's like to attend, in my … [Read more...]

The 5 Reasons I’m Going To Festival Rum Bahamas in Nassau

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a special occasion. Traveling to the Bahamas for a rum festival, now that's the stuff dreams are made of. What are you doing February 26-28? If you're free, then I'd like to invite you to the 3rd annual Festival Rum Bahamas event in Nassau. Come on, you know you want to. Neon blue water, friendly people, great food, and drinking rum at an 18th century British … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Is it cold where you're at? You might hate me, but we had a cold front come through and now we get to sleep with our windows open. Ahhh...winter in Southwest Florida. In all honesty, I want to send warm weather to all you Castaways. We all should be knee deep in the water somewhere with the blue sky breeze blowing wind through our hair. (Thanks Zac Brown) I hope this week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Shut out the stress of the world and dive into the stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. You'll learn about the Havana Club rivalry, watch a video interview with Foxy Callwood of Jost Van Dyke, dream about a large island for sale in the Turks and Caicos and much more. I feel more relaxed just putting this story together. Just reading about the islands seems to have that affect. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I love writing and sharing my personal Caribbean travel stories, but spending time each week picking out the best of the best for the Caribbean Wrap Up is truly a treat. It lets my mind dream and see the island through the eyes of other passion travelers. This week's wrap up was one of those treats. In this week's wrap up we will drink some fine rum with Angostura, dive the Sculpture Park of … [Read more...]