Find Out Why Luxury Caribbean Villas Are Off The Charts

Expansive ocean views, infinity pools, game rooms, plush furnishings, a personal chef and wait staff--this is life in a luxury Caribbean villa. Not bad right? I love staying at hotels but renting a villa in the Caribbean is a completely different vibe. In my experience, when staying in a villa you just feel closer to the island. More of a home type of feeling. If you like to really treat … [Read more...]

Inside The Sunshine Society Box

This one's for the ladies! As loyal RumShop followers It’s safe to say that you love the islands and anything island related. Also, I know not everyone lives in a tropical destination and cannot make it to a tropical island every month so I have the next best thing for you! Let the island life come to you with The Sunshine Society Box. It will truly brighten your day!   The Sunshine … [Read more...]

Part 2: A Trip That Wasn’t – Lessons Learned on the High Seas

...And the conclusion of A Trip That Wasn't. If you are just joining in, you can read about Part 1 right here. Grab a life jacket, the seas get a bit rougher! Day 8: We woke early and prepared for our passage taking us to Staniel Cay and Big Majors. The winds were still blowing 15-20mph from the NE but we were traveling south on the shallow lee side of the Exuma island chain. So the … [Read more...]

Part 1: A Trip That Wasn’t – Lessons Learned on the High Seas

...And when he handed me the emergency life beacon and told us to put lifejackets on, I knew it was time to pray. If you were following our latest Bahamas trip aboard the motor yacht Mermaid Tales on social media, then you might have caught on that the trip wasn't going quite as planned. Sure, the photos we were posting on Facebook and Instagram showed smiling faces as we fed the swimming pigs … [Read more...]

Team Cocktail $150 Giveaway Winner Is…

Today is the day. With the help of the drinking company with a clothing problem, a winner was chosen at random out of all those that entered the $150 Team Cocktail Giveaway. Are you excited??!! With out further delay... (Every time I announce a winner I here a drum roll in my head.) The winner is...Clara Murray! Congratulations Clara! I'll be emailing you information on how to collect … [Read more...]

Team Cocktail Keep The Summer Going Giveaway

The summer never ends here on No matter where you live I try to send tropical beach bar vibes your way. While I do that through words, companies like Team Cocktail do it through their large selection of hats, shirts, and other summer inspiring gear. Trust me, I've partied with Team Cocktail at numerous Kenny Chesney shows and in Key West, they know how to keep the summer … [Read more...]

New Exuma Castaway Cruise Opening

Hey Castaways! Space has just opened up for July 4th Exuma Castaway Cruise. The passengers that were signed for the Exumas over July 4th have moved their trip to another date so the boat is available. July 1-8th. Are you interested? If so just use the form below and let me know. The tickets for the Exuma Cruises are $1499pp, but Captain Mike can offer a $200 discount for RumShopRyan … [Read more...]

New RumShopRyan Caribbean Castaway Koozies!

They've been a long time coming, but the new RumShopRyan Caribbean Castaway koozies are finally here. These have the new logo on them and the branded hashtag of #JustGo to help give you a little nudge to take that Caribbean trip you've been dreaming about. The koozies come in three colors as you can see; black, white, and lime green. You can call one yours for only $5. Owning a Castaway Koozie … [Read more...]

And The Winner of the Two 2016 Tortuga Music Festival Tickets is…

It's been two weeks since announcing the ticket giveaway to the Tortuga Music Festival and the entries have been streaming in. With the cut-off point happening last night, it's time to choose a winner. Are you ready to find out if it's you?! With a total of 548 entries, if you entered, the odds are pretty good for you to win a pair of tickets valued at $199 each. These tickets will get you into … [Read more...]

A New Radio Station From Your Favorite Island

Coming to you live from one of the most beautiful places on Earth, our friends at the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay on Jost Van Dyke bring us the new Soggy Dollar Radio. No matter where you're at in the world, chances are you'd rather be sitting on the sand of White Bay, sipping on a Painkiller or three. Listening to Soggy Dollar Radio lets your mind escape to the BVI where those cold drinks … [Read more...]

Enjoy Island Time All The Time With West Indian Rags

If you're anything like me, you have a large collection of t-shirts you've gotten during your travels thought the Caribbean. You put one on and it just feels good. It brings back memories and is an instant conversation starter with anyone that notices it. That island feeling is always with us salty souls. A couple weeks ago I was introduced to Paul, owner of West Indian Rags. We talked about … [Read more...]