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 these stories. You’ll be knee deep in an island state of mind in just minutes.

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

6 Caribbean Islands You Can Visit Without a Passport: Maybe you don’t have a passport, or maybe you don’t want the hassle of a laborious immigration experience. Maybe you want to arrive at your Caribbean destination, get your bag and immediately head to the beach. Well, if you’re a US citizen or a green card holder, there are a host of places you can visit — no passport required, just a government-issued photo ID. These are the best ones. -Story by Caribbean Journal

Don Q is Aiming to Elevate the It’s Rum with Two New Launches: Don Q is gearing up to release two new rum expressions later this year, including a limited edition single barrel expression and a “sophisticated” spiced variant. –Story by Bahama Bob

13 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit the Guadeloupe Islands: From white-sand beaches and breathtaking volcanoes to picturesque botanical gardens and fresh open-air markets, explore this beautiful, butterfly-shaped archipelago in the Caribbean.  –Story by the Travel Channel

Jade Mountain – Cooking in Paradise: If you are a foodie who loves to travel, there is no better place to visit in the Caribbean than JADE MOUNTAIN in Saint Lucia. Not only is the spectacular setting a feast for the senses, this year, Jade Mountain offers four mouthwatering culinary events hosted by James Beard Award Winner Allen Susser and the Jade Mountain culinary team. –Story by Luxe Tiffany

How to Choose an Island in the Bahamas: Chow down on the catch of the day with locals on Grand Bahama or dive into the cerulean depths in the Biminis, hike to the highest spot in the country on Cat Island or shake your tail feathers at Junkanoo – whether you’re a history buff, a carnival-bound reveler, a beach bum in search of solitude, a birdwatcher, honeymooner, spring breaker, or diver, you’re guaranteed to find a corner of the Bahamas that’ll suit you just fine. –Story by Lonely Planet

If you would like to include any Caribbean stories please leave a comment below or email me your story.

Cheers!
RumShopRyan

Caribbean Instagram