St. Thomas/Virgin Islands or Anguilla/St. Martin/Maarten? It’s Finally Final!
Nov07

St. Thomas/Virgin Islands or Anguilla/St. Martin/Maarten? It’s Finally Final!

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It’s a question I hated to have to answer – the beaches of St. Thomas/Virgin Islands or Anguilla/St. Martin/Maarten? A response had to be formulated, however, since the only other option was going nowhere this winter. The decision wasn’t easy, as one can only imagine, since both destinations had many things going in their favor that I really don’t need to get into here. At the end of the day, though, it came down to one thing that was...

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Six Plus – Must Visit Waterfront/Beach Bars and Restaurants On Your Florida Keys Road Trip
Nov02

Six Plus – Must Visit Waterfront/Beach Bars and Restaurants On Your Florida Keys Road Trip

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One of the questions I get asked a lot is “Any recommendations on bars I should visit during my Florida Keys road trip?” It speaks not only to the popularity of the Florida Keys as a destination but the visceral reaction one experiences when cruising through America’s Caribbean. It’s an atmosphere not easily replicated anywhere else on the continent and a major reason people just can’t get enough of this region. Road trips beget pit...

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Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – Palm Bay Beach Club, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Oct13

Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – Palm Bay Beach Club, Great Exuma, Bahamas

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When I first found this image of the view from the beach at the Palm Bay Beach Club on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas, I knew it would be a popular choice. With it’s under-the-palm-fronds POV of the amazingly crystal clear water in the Bahamas, it put forth a tantalizing glimpse into what this paradise offers visitors to its shores. Add to that the fact that it has its own beach bar and Peace & Plenty Beach Bar and Chat ‘N’...

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Five Minutes At Sunset – Road Bay, Sandy Ground, Anguilla
Sep27

Five Minutes At Sunset – Road Bay, Sandy Ground, Anguilla

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Road Bay and its adjoining beach, located in Sandy Ground, Anguilla, is a magical place at that time of day when the sun is swallowed up by the horizon. One of my favorite places for sunset and home to such notable beach bars and beachfront restaurants such as Elvis’, Dad’s, Johnno’s and Roy’s (plus the famous Pumphouse just across the road), it’s a place I consider home every time I spot it. Having had...

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Taking to the Skies Above Magens Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Aug18

Taking to the Skies Above Magens Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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For anyone considering a trip to St. Thomas, Magens Bay, located on the north shore of the most populous of the US Virgin Islands, is a must visit. Often listed as the best each in the USVI and one of the best in the Caribbean and the world, Magens Bay continues to draw countless numbers of people to its shores every day. While there’s a nominal fee to get in, the views of the bay are worth it. If the thought of throngs of...

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A Holy Battle of the Saints – St. Maarten or St. Thomas
Aug02

A Holy Battle of the Saints – St. Maarten or St. Thomas

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It’s finally come down to decision time for our annual Thanksgiving trip and the two (well, two and a half) finalists are St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands or St. Maarten/Anguilla. While our last trip to the Caribbean was a combo St. Maarten/Anguilla trip and we’ve never visited the same place back to back, the appeal of this trip is something our group of friends is finding hard to top. The condo location right on the beach in...

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