Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

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

Caribbean blogs

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

Caribbean Weekly

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

Caribbean blog stories

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...]

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

It's the day after Christmas, time to exhale and loosen up those belts. I hope all you Castaways had a fantastic  Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful 2015. Here are a few stories that will have you day dreaming about 2015 travel destinations. I thought we'd go with a list type theme this week; 5 Ways to Do This, 6 Things To See Here...you get the picture. We will take a look at … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

My home town of Kansas City just got a blanket of snow, and the water of the Gulf in my current home sends shivers up my spine--anyone else thinking about a trip to el carib? If your mind likes to wander to palm tree playgrounds then consider this weekly wrap up fuel for your wanderlust fire. This week's wrap up will tease you with a beach party on Jankanoo Beach in Nassau, a new bar in Cruz … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

From Grand Bahama to Cuba, then on to Grenada, the Turks and Caicos, and down to the Grenadines--doesn't that sounds like an island hopping dream?! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you all over the islands with some fantastic stories about the destinations listed above. The Cuba store is amazing, so if you read just one, give that one a try. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Six Fun Things to Do … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs stories

Friday's are one of my favorite days of the week. Not because the weekend is kicking into gear, but because it gives me the chance to share some amazing stories about the Caribbean with you. All week I read amazing island stories, I keep a list of the ones that stand out, then consolidate the best into the Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. It's a routine that both keeps me up-to-date on Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up talks about diving in Cuba, a couple stories that foodies are going to love, and a controversial marina that's going to be built in quiet Coral Bay on St. John. The marina issue is an interesting one. I see both sides of the argument, but I'm leaning for it. Where do you STJ lovers stand? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up A diving adventure in Cuba:  A diving adventure … [Read more...]

Discover Cuba

Varadero Cuba

(This is a guest post by Catherine Lavinia) If you’re looking to take a relaxing break, a little further afield than Europe but still a good value holiday, then Cuba could be the place for you. You will be treated to glorious white sandy shores and palm-lined beaches, with a great selection of resorts from the sleepy laid back Guardalavaca on the north coast to lively Varadero on the tip of the … [Read more...]