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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Best of Barbados Beach Bars List Released – Take Two
Sep27

Best of Barbados Beach Bars List Released – Take Two

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In March of 2016, Luxury Journal at Rental Escapes released a list of the best beach bars in Barbados. The list was OK but the biggest drawback was the lack of beach bars on the list. Limiting the number of beach bars to just four, it was concise, to say the least. Well, Royal Westmoreland, “a 750-acre residential community with championship golf course and leisure facilities,” decided to do them one better and upped the...

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Best of Barbados Beach Bars List Released
Mar23

Best of Barbados Beach Bars List Released

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Not typically known for its beach bars, Barbados, about as far south and east as you can go and still be in the Caribbean, relies more on its rum shacks, small street-side stands dispensing rum and wisdom just about everywhere you turn. That doesn’t mean Barbados doesn’t have its fair share of great beach bars as this list from Luxury Journal at Rental Escapes illustrates. With beaches as beautiful as the ones that line the coast on...

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Little Bristol Beach Bar, the Newest Beach Bar in Barbados
Aug04

Little Bristol Beach Bar, the Newest Beach Bar in Barbados

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The Little Bristol Beach Bar, the newest beach bar in Barbados, was opened recently in Speightstown and its owners are from the highly successful Mullins Beach Bar. From Carolyn O’Dell of www.barbadosbarbados.com who also provided the images (be sure and check out her site for Barbados travel info including villa rentals, travel planning and concierge services): “There’s a new little beach bar just opened in...

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The Island I Would Open My Beach Bar On Would Be ….
Oct23

The Island I Would Open My Beach Bar On Would Be ….

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One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep my eyes on the prize of one day owning my own beach bar. Knowing I wanted that dream to come true was the easy part. Figuring out which island I wanted to own it on is another. After all, if you build it, they will come but which direction are you going to point them? It would have to be in the Caribbean, an area that’s synonymous with beach bars and the laid back island vibe. Plus,...

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