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

One of the biggest thrills I get is when Castaways like yourself share with me your Caribbean and rum adventures. Nearly every day I receive a photo of a beach, asking me about a bottle of rum, or showing me that you're living with your toes in the sand. I'm floored that you remember to think of this humble website, and honored that you want to share it with me and other salty island lovers. … [Read more...]

The Cockspur Corn & Oil: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll feel the spur dig in. Barbados is one of the Caribbean islands that has eluded me thus far. A sin I know. It's been called the birthplace of rum and a good friend, Mr. Rum Connection was just there exploring the island's famous rum culture. Because of this, I was inspired to sip on a little Bajan rum. Cockspur. Cockspur is a wonderful rum that hails from Barbados and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From Nevis to Jamaica, to Anguilla and Turks and Caicos--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has us bouncing to some pretty amazing places. Read about Pusser's new Gunpoweder Proof rum, find out which Caribbean paradise the late artist Prince loved to spend time on, and get to know Portland, Jamaica as well as the seductive Nevis. Don't you wish we could snap our fingers and boom, we were there? I … [Read more...]

Boat Drink Recips: Pusser’s Ginger Sea Dog

After one sip, you'll be washing up on shore. When you think of Pusser's Rum, I'm betting most of you immediately think of the famous Painkiller cocktail. And why wouldn't you, the drink is freaking amazing and is associated with the beautiful BVI, one of the most beautiful spots in all the Caribbean. But did you know there are other Pusser's Rum drinks? I know right! Who knew! Today, … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide To Festival Rum Bahamas 2016

It's nearly upon us, the 2016 Festival Rum Bahamas. As the event draws closer more and more great stories about the event are coming out. Here is one of the best I've seen. Tru Bahamian Food Tours does a great job highlighting the food, the music, the people, the culture and of course the rum. Here is a small part of the story and a link to read the entire piece. Now is the time to begin … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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 … [Read more...]

What It’s Like at Festival Rum Bahamas

In less than two weeks Festival Rum Bahamas will descend on Nassau, bringing with it food, culture, music...and of course lots and lots of rum. Feel like a quick jump to the islands? Last year's Rum Bahamas was a huge success and my good friends of Caribbean Soul Trekkers did an amazing job capturing the the event on video. This is the best representation of what it's like to attend, in my … [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...]

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...]

The 5 Reasons I’m Going To Festival Rum Bahamas in Nassau

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a special occasion. Traveling to the Bahamas for a rum festival, now that's the stuff dreams are made of. What are you doing February 26-28? If you're free, then I'd like to invite you to the 3rd annual Festival Rum Bahamas event in Nassau. Come on, you know you want to. Neon blue water, friendly people, great food, and drinking rum at an 18th century British … [Read more...]