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...]

Miami Yacht Charter Last Minute Special

Miami boat charter

Hi Castaways! I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Mike of Tropical Escapes Yacht Charters a couple days ago. He and I swapped islands stories and I learned all about Mermaid Tales, his motor yacht and his charter business. Mermaid Tales is a beautiful classic HATTERAS cockpit motor yacht. At 70', with four levels of living and entertainment space, Mermaid Tales is perfect for dinner cruises, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Looking to pack up the family and plunder Puerto Rico? Want to see the itinerary for this year's Castaway Beach Bash? Want ten reasons to go to if you need even one right! All this and more in this week's addition of the Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Puerto Rico: Whisking the family off on a fantastical Puerto Rican vacation? … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Who doesn't love to be inspired, the feel of goosebumps crawling across your skin, mouth hanging open, forgetting to breath. The Caribbean is a place that triggers these side effects on people every day. Feel like being inspired? This week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up has plenty of goosebump producing visuals and fantastic day dream material. Get warmed up with a St. John video and see what it's … [Read more...]

Jump Right In With Zac Brown Band in Islamorada

Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

Oh and lose yourself again. As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby. It's funny how everything changes when you cross a bridge. On one side you have the 8 lane Interstate Highways, the fast paced go go go life, and the urban sprawl of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Then on the other side you have beach front tiki bars, a relaxed frame of mind, and small town charm. The world changes … [Read more...]

2013 Key West Fantasy Fest Video

Key West Express

Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine, Pirates, Zombies and just about anything else you can think of was lined up to catch a glimpse of the Key West Fantasy Fest Captain Morgan Grand Finale Parade. The theme was Heroes, Villains and Beyond--I'm pretty sure I saw a lot of "beyond" wandering the streets of Key West during this epic event. As promised here is a short video of the 36 hour whirlwind trip to … [Read more...]

2013 Key West Fantasy Fest Photo Tour

2013 Key West Fantasy Fest

Heros, Villians, and Beyond -- that was the theme for the 2013 Key West Fantasy Fest celebration. This was my first trip down to the event and it was a whirlwind 36 hour trip that was well worth it. Shawn from Coastlines & Tanlines joined me for the adventure, we hopped the speedy Key West Express ferry south and arrived the day of the Captain Morgan Grand Finale Parade. We met up with … [Read more...]

The Grand Marshal of the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade is…

Fantasy Fest Parade

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, who on Sept. 2 became the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage, is to be the grand marshal of Key West's Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade, set for Oct. 26. The parade is the traditional highlight of the island city's lavish 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration, scheduled Oct. 18-27 and themed "Super Heroes, … [Read more...]

My Time At The Lighthouse Court In Key West

Lighthouse Court Key West

I've said it once, I'll say it again, there's so much charm bundled up into the little island that is Key West. Sure it's popular for it's famous bars like Sloppy Joe's and Captain Tony's, but there's a lot more to the island than just doing the Duval crawl. There's a wealth of history, culture and yes, even peace and quiet. Peace and quiet is exactly what I got at the Lighthouse Court Hotel, a … [Read more...]

“Half” Conched In Key West Bar Crawl 2013

Conched in Key West 2013

As promised here are the rest of the photos from the 2013 "Half" Conched In Key West Bar Crawl. It's "Half" because this year we toned the bar crawl down and made it a lot more casual. No charity, no sponsorships, no liquor distributors--just like minded people enjoying Key West and everything that goes with it. Here is a brief run down of the locations we hit Friday on our way down and … [Read more...]