“Over Crab,” A Short Story by James Greer
Dec05

“Over Crab,” A Short Story by James Greer

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James “Jim” Greer, one of our most popular contributors to the blog, sent me this short story he had written almost a decade ago. At first, I wasn’t sure how to tie it into the overall theme of the blog. One day, it finally hit me. Most of us have had moments like the one described in Jim’s story and some of us have probably experienced them at a beach bar. The lilting sounds of the waves against the shore, palm trees gently swaying...

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Six Videos to Get You in the Christmas-in-the-Caribbean Spirit
Dec03

Six Videos to Get You in the Christmas-in-the-Caribbean Spirit

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It’s that time of year again where hopes for a white Christmas dominate the thoughts of many. For most of those people, the word “white” refers to snow but for many a beach bar bum, white sand might be more appropriate. Whether you find your “white” Christmas covered in snow or sand, here are five videos guaranteed to get you in that holiday spirit, Caribbean style … or at least leave you craving some egg nog (heavy on the rum,...

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Might Mystic Debuts New Video for “If the World Should End Today”
May24

Might Mystic Debuts New Video for “If the World Should End Today”

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Back in 2015, I had the great opportunity to attend Moonsplash, the annual music festival that takes place on the beaches of Anguilla at the Dune Preserve. One of the standout performers from that night was Mighty Mystic. His shows were energetic and entertaining and he had the audience in the palm of his hands the entire time. I was able to meet up with him on Sunday afternoon at the beach party for Moonsplash. I found out he was...

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Discussing All Things Beach Bars With KMOVE Radio
May13

Discussing All Things Beach Bars With KMOVE Radio

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the fine folks at KMOVE Radio to come on their show and talk about beach bars. Never one to shy away from discussing my favorite subject, I happily agreed to the interview (you can listen to the show here). Plus, you know, after my in-studio radio interview with Dr. Soc in St. Maarten, I was an old seasoned pro at this whole radio/podcasting thing. Clay and Lorraine, the co-hosts of the KMOVE Radio,...

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Seven Images of the San Blas Islands to Help You Release Your Inner Panama Jack
Jan29

Seven Images of the San Blas Islands to Help You Release Your Inner Panama Jack

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The San Blas Islands, an archipelago of about 380 islands and cays, are located off the northern coast of Panama in the Caribbean Ocean. With only about 50 of them inhabited, this paradise full of undeveloped islands leaves plenty of room for exploration and room to roam on its many beaches. While the majority of the islands pictured below are of Isla Diablo, you can expect to find the same unspoiled beauty on any of the other San...

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Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company
Nov07

Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company

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Tailwinds Distilling Company, located in the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, offers its customers a chance to escape the notorious Midwest winters (and any season for that matter) with a visit to its tasting room. Situated along a railroad in what resembles a former industrial complex which now houses retail and other outlets, Tailwinds produces rum and 100% agave spirits. Either will afford you the opportunity to warm yourself up from...

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