We Built Our Own Beach Bar – For $80!
Sep13

We Built Our Own Beach Bar – For $80!

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The first person I featured in my “We Built Our Own Beach Bar” series was Paul Tollefson. Back then, he lived in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina but in the years since, has moved “across the bridge” to Bluffton. Not one to give up his beach bar lifestyle too easily just because of a move, Paul decided to build another one at his new home. There was only one problem – his backyard was nothing but woods, blanketing the lagoon they...

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Instagram Monday – In Texas, Even the Tiki is Bigger
Dec14

Instagram Monday – In Texas, Even the Tiki is Bigger

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, so the saying goes, and when it comes to the backyard tiki bar of Ruben and Crystal Rios, those four words couldn’t ring more true. And it’s not just a bar – it’s a whole vilage, full of tiki trappings around every corner that have turned this backyard into an escape many resorts would be proud of. If I could start a new blog that featured just their backyard, I would. If I could actually write the...

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Instagram Monday – It’s All About Beaches And Tiki Bars
Nov09

Instagram Monday – It’s All About Beaches And Tiki Bars

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Today’s Instagram Monday post features two of my favorite people who I have yet to meet in person. One is Ruben Rios, better known as Instagram user @rubenator71. He has the most ridiculous backyard tiki bar I’ve ever seen and each time he posts a picture of it, it severely chaps my hide that I’m not his neighbor. To find out more about Ruben’s backyard tiki bar, you can check out my article on it here. The other is Marybeth...

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Former Trader Island Tiki Bar For Sale
Nov05

Former Trader Island Tiki Bar For Sale

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Want to own your own tiki bar in California? If so, the former Trader island might just be what you’re looking for. Located in San Bernardino, the former Trader Island has been put on the market for $450,000, according to critiki.com. The website states that the building is about 5600 square feet and has been on the market for quite some time. While they only offer exterior views of the building, one of tikiroom.com’s forums includes...

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We Built Our Own Beach Bar – The Enchanted Tiki Lounge
Aug12

We Built Our Own Beach Bar – The Enchanted Tiki Lounge

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The line between tiki bars and beach bars can often get blurred, especially after a few cocktails, as both types of bars offer the same kind of escape we’re all searching for in a tropical atmosphere with a bunch of rum drinks floating around. In my “We Built Our Own Beach Bar” series, it disappears altogether. Tiki bars have been featured in this series before, most notably the one from Ruben and Crystal Rios. This week I feature...

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