New Fundraiser Launched For St. John
Dec05

New Fundraiser Launched For St. John

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When you first step fool on the island of St. John, located in the US Virgin Islands, you’re quickly offered ample evidence of why so many visitors end up making it their permanent home. A further tour of the island only reinforces that idea. With its natural beauty taking center stage, the island leaves a lasting impression and an inner desire to return for a longer (or even permanent) stay. St. John took a beating this hurricane...

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Norman Island and Pirates Bight Reopen
Dec04

Norman Island and Pirates Bight Reopen

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Norman Island, home to Pirates Bight, the popular British Virgin Islands restaurant and beach bar, announced on its Facebook page this weekend that it was officially reopened. Including a full menu of appetizers, salads and entrees, the popular spot in the BVI is also offering a complimentary Pirates Irma Punch to everyone. The update goes on to state that “The BVI community has been through a lot over the past couple months and the...

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Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach
Nov30

Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach

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St. Maarten’s Maho Beach and its famed Sunset Beach Bar seem to be recovering pretty quickly from Hurricanes Irma and Maria as these videos appear to attest to. The first video, which is featured above, opens with a shot of the eroded beach, devoid of tourists. It then pans and zooms in to show a battered and bruised Sunset Beach Bar that appears to be in good shape structurally. While the beach bar looks to recover quickly, the...

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Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics
Nov29

Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics

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How did the best rum punch north of the palm tree line end up at The Paddle Inn, a surf bar in Newburyport, Massachusetts? Well, that’s because Nolan Gawron, a writer and bartender I met on my Anguilla press trip (I always drop “Anguilla press trip” whenever I get the chance), did his research in Barbados. After all, if I’ve learned anything from writing this blog, the “research” is half the fun....

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Fundraiser Launched For Anguilla’s Sunshine Shack Beach Bar
Nov28

Fundraiser Launched For Anguilla’s Sunshine Shack Beach Bar

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I’ve written about the Sunshine Shack, a beach bar located on Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla, many times on this blog. After visiting the island for the first time back in 2015, I named it the best beach bar in Anguilla. A lot of that has to do with its owner, Garvey Lake. A lot of the Sunshine Shack’s appeal can be attributed to Garvey. Always sporting a smile as big as his biceps, his gregarious personality enveloping you like the white...

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