“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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Keeping It Old School at the New Dany’s (Cupecoy) Beach Bar in St. Maarten
May08

Keeping It Old School at the New Dany’s (Cupecoy) Beach Bar in St. Maarten

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Guest author Dennis Kozuch has been a longtime visitor to St. Maarten/Martin and its beach bars and in his latest contribution to this blog and the beach bar bums community, he fills us in on Dany’s Beach Bar, also known as Cupecoy Beach Bar, located on Cupecoy Beach just south of La Samanna on the St. Marteen/Martin border. Sometimes out of devastation comes opportunity and Dany wasted no time in bringing back that old-time...

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How To Weather A Non-Beach Bar Winter
Feb12

How To Weather A Non-Beach Bar Winter

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Caught in the throes of winter? Guest author James Greer is feeling your pain. Here are his recommendations on how every beach bar bum can survive the unnatural colder months. Yes, run is involved. Along with tequila. Healthy doses of both. We are fourteen-hundred seventy-four nautical miles from Alberto’s in Cozumel. Seven hundred twenty-four nautical miles from the late, lamented Cane’s in San Diego. Fourteen hundred NM from the...

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One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes
Feb27

One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes

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Beach Bar Bums contributor Jim Greer recently visited St. Martin/Maarten and beyond his search for an “authentic local owned beach bar,” he offers us insight on the island post-hurricanes in his latest article. While damage to the island from the hurricanes was still evident, the spirit of the locals remained unbowed in this Caribbean paradise. “Good times never seemed so good. I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would.” Sweet...

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Get Your Wabo On In Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico
Jan16

Get Your Wabo On In Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas has been on our travel radar since we first started traveling to Mexico and I’ve been a fan of Dreams resorts ever since we stayed in our first one in Puerto Vallarta. One of the biggest draws, of course, has been their onsite beach bars. Shannon Deissig recently paid a visit to the Dreams Los Cabos and in addition to her review of the resort, she offers travel tidbits for anyone looking to explore this tropical getaway...

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