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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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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A Beer, A Beach And A Beach Bar Bum
Aug24

A Beer, A Beach And A Beach Bar Bum

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The Beach Bar Bums community has never been a particularly demanding lot. By and far, we appreciate the simple life, albeit on a beach surrounded by palm trees. We’re not huge fans of stress (who is?) but that’s never kept us from hopping on a plane and dealing with the experience that is flying nowadays, as long as the destination is a tropical one. That’s where the rays of the sun, while not hot enough to melt anything of substance,...

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Win a Four Night Stay at Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort
Feb03

Win a Four Night Stay at Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort

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Always dreamed of a beach vacation in Anguilla but assumed this luxe destination was too expensive? Even though there are numerous inexpensive options for any traveler to this Caribbean paradise, some may still balk. Well, it doesn’t get much better than free so if that piques your interest, you might want to check out the rest of this article. Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort, located on majestic Meads Bay and recently named...

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Seven Images of Tropical Beaches to Warm Up Your Winter
Dec26

Seven Images of Tropical Beaches to Warm Up Your Winter

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A website I utilize frequently for images is Pixabay, a virtual treasure trove for license-free images to use in whatever manner you choose. One of the profiles that has quickly nestled itself among my favorites is “Walkerssk,” a website out of Slovakia. I don’t know if their members have taken all of the photographs themselves or they’ve just become a repository for great images but they’ve become a go...

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Launch Parties, Free Rum and the Handshake Dance
Dec14

Launch Parties, Free Rum and the Handshake Dance

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Let’s get one thing out of the way – I love rum launch parties. Granted, I’ve only been to one but it was love at first sight. What’s not to fall in love with – free rum, free food and free conversation with like-minded industry folk who also appreciate the freer things in life. Now don’t get your hopes up – launch parties for rum aren’t free unless you’re considered part of the industry, hence the word “industry” as used in the first...

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