15 Caribbean Beach Bars Cloaked in Black and White

Caribbean Beach Bars

The Caribbean is soaked in brilliant colors, but what if you were to wash out the blue water, pastel homes and lush rainforest, would it still be beautiful? I think so. Every once in awhile I'll pretend to be creative and turn some photos into black and white. I'm not sure what it is about black and white photos, but there's just something powerful about them. It's kind of like standing on a … [Read more...]

Jimmy Buffett Performing “Boat Drinks” and “Volcano” At USVI Beach Bar

Jimmy Buffett USVI concert

Going to a concert to see your favorite musician perform is an experience that you will likely remember for a long long time. If you are attending a Jimmy Buffett show you are likely joined by 35,000 other Parrotheads, all wearing their signs, fins and coconut bras. Get's me excited just thinking about it. Traveling to see a Buffett show is something that many of you reading this do as an annual … [Read more...]

ISLANDS Magazine Readers’ Choice: Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Golf

Let's pretend you have unlimited funds, unlimited vacation time and you want the make the Caribbean your oyster. Your goal is to do the best and see the best the islands have to offer. Well the people of ISLANDS Magazine have put together a Reader's Choice list giving you the "Best of " Caribbean. Over 17,000 seasoned Caribbean travelers weighed in on the best the islands have to offer. Best … [Read more...]

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas: Island Lime Videos

Sapphire Beach St. Thomas

St. Thomas isn't known for its beaches like its neighbor to the East, St. John. Don't get me wrong it has some really beautiful beaches like Magen's Bay, Bolongo Bay and the focus of today's Island Lime Video...Sapphire Beach. Sitting on the East end of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach is a stunning slice of sand that offers expansive views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. It's a good spot … [Read more...]

Bones Rum Is USVI Must Try

Bones Rum

A couple years ago I did an interview with the owner of Bones Rum, Matt Razook. That story has been extremely popular for a long time due to popularity of this Virgin Island rum. So on my most recent trip to the USVI I stopped in to the Bones Rum store on St. Thomas for a new bottle and that's where I met the new owners, Wayne and Cara Adolphsen from Kansas City. What are the odds. It was a … [Read more...]

The Music Video For The 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Castaway Beach Bash Videoeader600x300

Any time you put music to video and photos it changes the whole dynamic. An extra emotional element is added and strengthens the entire project. It becomes greater than the sum of all its parts. That's what I'm trying to accomplish with this music video of the 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Using the songs "Island State of Mind" from The Pirate Sessions and "Sunny Day"  by Joy Williams, … [Read more...]

Video: Why Bolongo Bay Resort is Home To The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Bolongo Bay Resort

Sun, fun, rum, crystal clear blue water, sea turtles, tons of activities and a great staff--these are some of the reasons why I chose Bolongo Bay Beach Resort to be the location of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Fresh off our 2nd successful beach bash, I thought a video letting people know why Bolongo Bay Resort is our choice for the post holiday escape to the Caribbean. I brought along Pirate … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 2

Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Here we go! As promised here are another set of photos taken during the Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas. I want to go back! Badly. This set of photos takes us to St. John where we spent a day touring the island in Jeep Wranglers. We went off the beaten path (almost way off) to find the true charm of St. John. We visited Cafe Concordia, The Tourist Trap, Skinny … [Read more...]

Sea Urchin Shooters: Boat Drinks Recipe…Sort Of

Sea Urchin Shooter

After one sip, you'll be questioning yourself in the morning. And so the story begins. Like most trips with me, the first night always seems to last well into the early morning hours. It's a combination of adrenalin from the excitement, meeting new friends and there always seems to be a near empty bottle of rum involved. The first night of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash played out no … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 1

St. Thomas sign

Looking through trip photos definitely stirs your need to return to that time, that place. It has only been 4 days since our return from St. Thomas and the 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort, but already I feel the need to sink my toes in those sandy shores again. I took hundreds of photos and videos, so bringing the event to you is going to be a progression. Here is … [Read more...]

Video Highlights Of This Year’s Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Bolongo Bay Castaway Winter Beach Bash

It's hard to believe that 6 months ago we were on St. Thomas for the first annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Seems like just yesterday a bunch of Castaways and myself were enjoying the famous VooDoo Juice and swimming with sea turtles at the charming Bolongo Bay Resort. Time truly does fly when you're having rum. If you found yourself itching to go to the first Castaway Winter Beach Bash … [Read more...]