Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you have any summer travel plans that involve the Caribbean? May is generally the start of 0ff- or slow-season in the islands. You'll find great deals on hotels and charters, unfortunately I haven't seen much of a dip in airfare prices. You would think that will the fall in oil and gas prices, that airfares would fall as well. Well they haven't. A couple weeks ago I bought two tickets to St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I took a walk today to get some fresh air. I'm not sure if it was the cloudy skies or the day's drama, but I felt like it was time to escape to the islands. A decompress was needed. I came home, took Castaway Crystal to watch the sunset by the Sanibel Bridge and then sat down to type of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Sitting here writing about the islands and falling into daydreams every other … [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

The South Pacific and the Maldives are famous for their shallow clear waters and their glamorous overwater bungalows. The type where you can look through the floor when you're sleeping and see Spotted Eagle Rays and any number of fish. This type of resort has, for the most part, been absent from the Caribbean. Why? I have no idea. That all might be coming to an end though. Find out which … [Read more...]

Get Ready – 5 Things to Know Before Traveling to Cuba

Cuba is a country that has not experienced the technological revolution seen in most other western countries, giving this island a fantastic charm, and making Cuba holidays different to your usual summer vacation. When traveling to Cuba there are some things you should know before setting out. Take plug adapters Throughout Cuba the only power outlets available are the two-pronged 220V kind. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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...]

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

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

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

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Summer in the Caribbean, sure it's hot but so are the hotel rates and the lack of crowds. If you are thinking of an island escape this summer this week's Caribbean Wrap Up gives you some good options. Check out the best hotels on Aruba, the top attractions on Montserrat, maybe sip on some Topper's Rhum in St. Martin, or maybe a roundabout trip to Cuba. Whatever your fancy there's a beach and rum … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

There are some pretty good stories in this week's Caribbean wrap up. Possible the most important is the announcement that ferry service from Florida to Cuba could be happening in the next year or so. There's still a lot of red-tape hurdles to overcome, but the ground work is being worked on. What's your take, would you take a ferry to from Florida to Cuba? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Ferry … [Read more...]