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

March is my favorite month of the year, but it's not without its faults. March means Spring Break and my home stretch of sand, Ft. Myers Beach, can be overwhelmed by thousands of drunken college kids. While the people watching is amazing, I much prefer a quiet stretch of sand. You'll find plenty of those in this week's Weekly Wrap Up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up St Lucia’s Rodney Bay: “Floating, … [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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Rum and islands float through my mind constantly. Does this happen to you? As of right now I have two trips on the schedule, Nassau for the Rum Bahamas Festival where I'll be judging some of the best rums in the Caribbean, and St. John, where I'll be collecting photos, hiking and exploring the island from a different point of view. That and I talk about STJ so much that Castaway Crystal said … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Wrap Up

Ever been standing in the rum aisle, eyes glazed over, wondering which rum you should try? We all have. In this week's Caribbean Wrap Up Bahama Bob talks about the Houston Chronicle's list of the top 100 rums under $100. A good list but some notable rums are missing. After that, find out how you will soon be able to fly direct to the BVI from Miami, sailing adventures around St. Barths, explore … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to be blown away, by St. John and BVI beauty? Then watch the video below in this week's Caribbean wrap up. After than fill up on rum from St. Lucia's Chairmans Reserve and Siesta Key, relax at the best AI resorts on Antigua, then find your next charter boat destination. The Caribbean awaits. Just go! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua: Antigua’s … [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

It's nearly Christmas, how many of you Castaways are hoping for a Caribbean getaway wrapped up under the tree? My hand is raised as well. Hopefully your next escape is right around the corner. To keep you all warm and snuggly on those cold nights, here are some great stories from around the Caribbean. From Antigua to Belize with a splash or rhum...enjoy. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Top 5 … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I often hear comments like, "I wish I could go there," or "It must be so great to travel to XYZ island." My answer to these questions is just go. Plain and simple. I you really really really want to go, then you have to find a way to make that dream turn reality. Time and money seem to be the biggest road blocks, but I say still--if there's a will there's a way. I hope the following stories … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

A limited edition dark rum, a rum and beer festival, exotic Saba, Key Lime Pie, and protecting paradise--these are the topics of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Enjoy your trip to the islands, no passport required. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Papa’s Pilar Introduces a Limited Edition Dark Rum:  Papa’s Pilar Rum has put together a very special new expression.  This is a limited production … [Read more...]