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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BVI Beach Bars Status Update And How You Can Help
Sep14

BVI Beach Bars Status Update And How You Can Help

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Pubclub.com travel blogger, Kevin Wilkerson, recently penned two articles regarding the condition post-Hurrican Irma of some of the more popular British Virgin Islands (BVI) beach bar and fundraising efforts on their behalf. Including updates on such BVI institutions as Bomba’s, Foxy’s, the Soggy Dollar and Rhymers, Wilkerson’s posts provide the most comprehensive list I’ve been able to find online not just of these beach bars but the...

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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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First Reactions to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean
Sep07

First Reactions to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean

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As updates started coming in showing the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and evidence mounted of the devastation to the Caribbean islands in its path, I, like many others, felt an overwhelming sense of woe, sorrow and heartbreak. These islands were not just the location for some of our favorite beach bars, resorts, restaurants and such – they were home to people we had met at those very places and had become friends and family with. At...

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Hurricane Irma Updates For Caribbean Region
Sep05

Hurricane Irma Updates For Caribbean Region

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The Caribbean and especially the Leeward Islands are a special region not just to me but to many of you who follow this blog. As Hurricane Irma bears down on these islands as a Category 5 hurricane (currently on track to hit the area overnight Tuesday/Wednesday), my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone about to be affected by this natural disaster. We have met many people in the region who have become friends to us and we care...

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