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Bob Marley Drink Recipe

One Rum With A Frozen Bob Marley

After one sip, you'll think you have a good Jamaican accent...yeah mon. For a relatively small island, Jamaica sure knows how to make a splash on the world stage. It's the home of the fastest men and women and it gave us all the music of Bob Marley. The power, feelings and passion behind Marley's lyrics have transcended race, culture and economic differences world wide. It's only … [Read More...]

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Step Back In Time With the Callwood Rum Distillery In The BVI

You won't need a Delorean to go back in time to see how Caribbean rum use to be made. All you need is a passport and a trip to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Here you will find the Callwood Rum Distillery located in Cane Garden Bay, one of the oldest continuously run rum distilleries in the Caribbean. We got the chance to visit the famous Callwood Rum … [Read More...]

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Saba, The BVI, The Happiest Island and More: Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Take me away. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you to some amazing places. Aruba, the BVI, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico are all waiting for you. But it's the story about the smallest island of the bunch that captures me the most. Saba, you're on my mind. I hear people rave about its raw natural beauty and towing cliffs. I hear people speak about how nice the people are. I hear … [Read More...]

Papas Pilar swag

Hemingway Would Approve – Papa’s Pilar Store Launch

I love rum. All rum. I also love representing that rum passion by rocking some cool swag. Hats, shirts, koozies, old bottles, stickers--I can't get enough. That's why when I found out that one of my favorite rum brands was launching a store I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first to grab the swag! Say hello to the brand new Papa's Pilar merchandise store! If you … [Read More...]

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Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you have the itch? Not the itch you get if you forgot to shower for a day or 4, it's the island itch. It's a feeling you get when it's been too long since your last trip. I have the itch. As I'm getting older I've realized that the itch comes quicker and quicker. May was our last jump to the islands and now it's September. My body is beginning to tell me that it's over due. … [Read More...]

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The REAL Life of a Caribbean Blogger

There are many dream jobs out there. Teacher, stock broker, business owner, boat captain, it all depends where your passions lie. What about Caribbean Blogger, would you add that title to the list? Since 2009, I've been lucky enough to have the title, Caribbean Blogger, behind my name. I'm not here to boast or blow my own horn though, quite the opposite. I'm here to give you a … [Read More...]

Tropical Storm Drink Recipe

The Cruzan Tropical Storm: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll be blown away. It must be a slow news cycle here in Florida. We have a tropical depression #9 hanging out in the Gulf of Mexico right now. This storm is causing water cooler talk at work and news stations are pushing it to the lead story. Have we Floridians gone soft? Florida has seen some pretty serious storms and we have always taken them in stride. But … [Read More...]

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Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Where do you want to go? If you're a regular on this website, then chances are your day dreams take you to the land of dancing palm trees, white sand beaches and Caribbean culture. If that's true, then you and I have something in common. Cheers! I see comments all the time of people (Castaways) saying they "wish" they could visit this island or that beach. Wishes and dreams … [Read More...]

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A Day At Maho Bay, St. John – Paradise Found

This is a place where the palm trees lean towards the calm blue waters as if they wanted a refreshing dip. This is a place where pelicans dive into bait balls, tarpon swim next to you, and stingrays glide through the water. This is a places surrounded by rolling green hills covered in forest, not homes and hotels. This is Maho Bay, St. John. I'm not sure what day it was, … [Read More...]

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Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Time for Caribbean dream land. This week's wrap up is full of amazing stories that include St. Lucia, Bonaire, Martinique, and Jamaica. My favorite story isn't a story though, it's a video. Our friends at Elvis' Beach Bar on the stunning island of Anguilla was featured by the Travel Channel and the below video is the result. You'll get to know Brett, whom I've had the pleasure of … [Read More...]

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Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to learn about the real Nassau? You can now get their easier with our friends at Jet Blue. Want to sip rum and explore St. Kitts and Nevis? I can help. Feel like experiencing the charms of Terre-de-Haut, Guadaloupe? Then keep reading. Enjoy your weekly fix of Caribbean travel stories! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up French Immersion In Terre-de-Haut, Guadaloupe: Standing on the … [Read More...]

Rum Fire Drink Recipe

Take A Sip Of The Potcake: A Rum Fire Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll want to adopt one. Real pirates drink overproof. Let me introduce to you a Jamaican overproof rum that is surprising smooth but will still kick your ass. Say hello to Rum Fire. Boom. Jamaican overproof rum is famous for fixing everything from car engines to healing the sick. We're not doing either today, we are making a refreshing island cocktail to help … [Read More...]

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