Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Is it cold where you're at? You might hate me, but we had a cold front come through and now we get to sleep with our windows open. Ahhh...winter in Southwest Florida. In all honesty, I want to send warm weather to all you Castaways. We all should be knee deep in the water somewhere with the blue sky breeze blowing wind through our hair. (Thanks Zac Brown) I hope this week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's nearly Christmas, how many of you Castaways are hoping for a Caribbean getaway wrapped up under the tree? My hand is raised as well. Hopefully your next escape is right around the corner. To keep you all warm and snuggly on those cold nights, here are some great stories from around the Caribbean. From Antigua to Belize with a splash or rhum...enjoy. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Top 5 … [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

How would you like to sip on a Key West daiquiri, or maybe make a delicious Caribbean salsa? Of course right. How about explore St. Vincent and the Grenadines, ponder a move to the Turks and Caicos or set foot on an island many may not even know about? Sounds like pure heaven to me. You can find all that in the stories I chose just for you in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Time to … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bahamian blue holes, a new Florida rum, Cuba travel basics and some painkiller love--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Enjoy the escape! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Painkiller LOVE:  Dim the lights and cue the 1970’s era porno music because there’s a big love-fest going on over here for the one and only Painkiller cocktail. -Story by Rum Connection Black Coral Rum a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March, my favorite month of the year. Warm temps have officially invaded southwest Florida, Spring Break is in the air, March Madness is gearing up, and St. Patrick's Day is just a couple weeks away. Yeah, March kicks ass. But I would trade all the joys of this month for an island hopping adventure that took me to the places in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I don't know about you, but it's cold here in Florida right now. The stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up have me thinking of a warm blue water and beach bar bliss. This week's Wrap Up includes stories about a "Crappy" rum punch on Anguilla, a private beach bar in the BVI as well as one that is considered Taboo, a sailing adventure through the Grenadines, and why the small island of Tobago … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

A good rum drink should always be paired with a great view, and at the Treehouse Bar on Virgin Gorda in the BVI you'll have just that. Want a bar a little closer to the sand? Then Jack's Bar on Princess Margaret Beach on Bequia is the place for you. These stories and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: In Virgin Gorda, a Bar Among the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bareboat sailing, underwater rum, rainforest monkeys, and a "secret" island...these stories will hopefully tempt your salty island soul to chuck winter out the window and plan an adventure to the warm sand of the Caribbean. I know my mind was racing with island fantasies as I put this post together! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Underwater Aging of Spirits Proves Sucessful: Underwater aging … [Read more...]