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 Distillery during our … [Read more...]

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 people … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to see Zac Brown Band play in the Riviera Maya? How about a sip of Pusser's new rum? Maybe music and rum isn't your thing. How about a hike on Tortola in the BVI, a Jamaican adventure, or getting wet in the famous waterfalls of the Dominican Republic? Don't like doing that either? Then you are on the wrong website. Enjoy exploring the Caribbean in this week's Wrap Up! Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you have any summer travel plans that involve the Caribbean? May is generally the start of 0ff- or slow-season in the islands. You'll find great deals on hotels and charters, unfortunately I haven't seen much of a dip in airfare prices. You would think that will the fall in oil and gas prices, that airfares would fall as well. Well they haven't. A couple weeks ago I bought two tickets to St. … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Straight From Jost, The Dread Fox Cocktail

After one sip, you'll be swimming in Great Harbour. About three weeks ago I received a message on Facebook from Castaway Stef, asking if I knew the drink recipe for the Dread Fox from Foxy's Beach Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Sadly I did not. But, I had a good source and decided to reach out and see what I could get out of the coconut telegraph. My source...Mr. … [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

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

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

BackStage BVI’s – Part 2 Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke

A few months back I found this great little series on YouTube called Baskstage BVI. It follows islander and musician Micheal Beans around the British Virgin Islands as he interviews well known figures in the BVI community. BackStage BVI's Part 2 takes us on a tour of Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke. You'll get to know Sydney from Sydney's Peace and Love, and also Cynthia Harris from Harris Place, … [Read more...]