Cancun Or Bust … Again
Nov10

Cancun Or Bust … Again

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In what is turning out to be an every-four-years tradition, we will be traveling to Cancun for the fifth time in 20 years tomorrow for a week long vacation. While every trip to Cancun has left me with a gnawing feeling that I need to stay on Isla Mujeres the next time, the package we were able to obtain at the Beach Palace was too good to pass up. I tried finding affordable accommodations in our normal Caribbean escapes but with the...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla
Sep26

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla

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It’s no secret that Anguilla has occupied a special place in my heart. The island, and especially the people that call it “home,” left a lasting impression on me from my very first visit. Lucky enough to return three months later to cover Moonsplash, the visit only cemented my love for the island and its inhabitants. Poetic words often escape me when trying to describe Anguilla to individuals who haven’t had the chance to visit....

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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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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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