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 are great, but action is unequaled.

I use the tagline #JustGo for a reason…it’s powerful. It makes you shift priorities around so you can turn those “wishes” into an experience you’ll never forget.

I’m not a rich guy. I couldn’t afford to travel to the Caribbean whenever I wanted. It was just a dream. But after one trip to the USVI and seeing first hand the beauty of a place like that…my life changed. I knew I had to see and explore these islands as much as humanly possible.

That’s all it takes. Just one trip. One long weekend were you decide, hey I’m going and nothing is going to stop me. It might just change your life like it did mine.

#JustGo

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bahamas PM: Baha Mar to Be Completed, Sold: The troubled Baha Mar mega-resort project in the Bahamas will soon have new life, according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. The Prime Minister said that the government and the Export-Import Bank of China have signed an agreement under which the resort will be completed and then sold to a “world-class hotel and casino operator.” –Story by Caribbean Journal

Sailing Into History In St. Pierre, Martinique: It’s impossible not to think about history when sailing into the Bay of Saint-Pierre, the quaint and generally quiet little town lying in the shadow of Mt. Pelée along the north Caribbean coast of Martinique. –Story by Uncommon Caribbean

St. John Gets an Unusual Visitor Over the Weekend: “Although it is uncommon to have flamingoes visit St John it is not unprecedented,” said Mary Maroney, the Vice President of the VI Audubon Society. “Many years ago we had a visiting flamingo stay at Francis Bay Pond for months. There have been sightings on the south east side of the island several times, the groups of birds stay for a day or two. -Story by News of St. John

Cuba Street Photography: The people of Cuba are extraordinary. Many live with little but are proud of what they have and in the often hostile world of the street photographer we were privileged to be welcomed so warmly and openly into their lives and even into their homes. In a city filled with extraordinary architecture, streets lined with classic 40’s and 50’s cars and an air of faded opulence and a forgotten time, we quickly realized that Havana is not about any of these things, it is about its citizens. So we found a ‘casa particular’ in the heart of the city and explored Havana street by street, with a small Easter weekend excursion to UNESCO world heritage site Trinidad to experience a different side of Cuba. –Story by yorkplacestudios.co.uk

Beyond the Beach – Discovering the Culture and History of Turks & Caicos: The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are blessed with all the elements of a perfect Caribbean getaway: turquoise waters and fine-sand beaches; world-class diving and snorkeling; and a sophisticated chef-driven food scene. But many visitors never encounter authentic TCI culture – the history, music and food that are unique to these islands. -Story by Lonely Planet

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Cheers!
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