Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home
Sep20

Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home

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Anyone who follows Kenny Chesney knows how much he loves the Caribbean. Featuring the islands of the region in many of his songs, he even owns a home on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. So when Hurrican Irma started closing in, he reached out to some of his island friends and told them to head to his house. According to this report from WECT, one of those people was Kate Hanna, who had met Chesney while working at a...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. Maarten/Martin
Sep19

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. Maarten/Martin

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Of all the amazing videos Todd Hayward, our friend from Flip Flops & Palms, has put together, his production of a recent trip to St. Martin/Maarten is my favorite. During times like these, I’m thankful for people like Todd who were able to so vividly and accurately capture the beauty of the island pre-Hurricane Irma. We were able to visit St. Martin/Maarten a few years ago and it instantly became one of our favorite destinations,...

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BVI Beach Bars Status Update And How You Can Help
Sep14

BVI Beach Bars Status Update And How You Can Help

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Pubclub.com travel blogger, Kevin Wilkerson, recently penned two articles regarding the condition post-Hurrican Irma of some of the more popular British Virgin Islands (BVI) beach bar and fundraising efforts on their behalf. Including updates on such BVI institutions as Bomba’s, Foxy’s, the Soggy Dollar and Rhymers, Wilkerson’s posts provide the most comprehensive list I’ve been able to find online not just of these beach bars but the...

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Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts in the Caribbean
Sep12

Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts in the Caribbean

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Hurricane Irma left a lasting impact on many of the islands in the Caribbean that we have visited, written about or fallen in love with from afar. And while Irma may have faded away, the devastation she left behind certainly has not. It will take months, and in some cases years, for islands such as Barbuda, the US and British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the rest to recover. I originally posted updates on the recovery process in this...

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Instagram Monday Weekly Worldwide Beach Bar Tour
Sep11

Instagram Monday Weekly Worldwide Beach Bar Tour

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Even as I’ve been preoccupied with the happenings of Hurricane Irma and her aftermath, there is a simmering feeling that at some point, life has to keep moving forward. As people start to rebuild on the islands and search for their much beloved normalcy, I also, to a much less significant extent, start to get back to doing what I do on this blog – telling the stories of the beach bars we love and the people around them. It’s Monday...

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