North Carolina’s Outer Banks Through the Unfiltered Lens of Instagram
Nov12

North Carolina’s Outer Banks Through the Unfiltered Lens of Instagram

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One of the aspects of Instagram that I appreciate is its focus on visual storytelling. On our recent trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I tried to expand on that by lengthening my comments beyond the typical “this is a picture of fill in the blank at blankety blank location” notations. I find that I appreciate it when visual storytellers include a detailed description of the moment, going beyond what the picture is of and...

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Five Videos That Might Convince You to Make the Leap at Rick’s Café in Jamaica … or Simply Sit Back and Enjoy the View
Oct31

Five Videos That Might Convince You to Make the Leap at Rick’s Café in Jamaica … or Simply Sit Back and Enjoy the View

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Beach bars, most likely surrounded by natural beauty, often look for other means to keep their patrons entertained. From “shot skis” to big screen TVs to live music, the idea is to give customers a reason to visit and then keep them there with the scenery. Rick’s Café, the world famous beach bar on Jamaica’s west coast, has this concept figured out. Any visitor to Jamaica already knows about Ricks’ Café. If there are world’s best...

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An Introduction to Cedar Key Florida’s Waterfront Bars on Dock Street
Oct09

An Introduction to Cedar Key Florida’s Waterfront Bars on Dock Street

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The Cedar Keys and the town of Cedar Key, Florida may not be part of the more famous Florida Keys but if you’re looking for a remote island to visit, head to the western end of Florida State Road 24. That’s where you’ll find Cedar Key and its Duval St. equivalent, Dock St. Lined with bars from one end to the other, Dock St. offers up one option in abundance that Duval St. can’t match – a multitude of waterfront bars. Located 90 miles...

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Six Plus: Videos That Will Make You Wish You Were at a Bermuda Beach Bar
Aug15

Six Plus: Videos That Will Make You Wish You Were at a Bermuda Beach Bar

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As much as I would love for it to be a reality, getting paid to visit beach bars around the world isn’t likely in any of my future plans. Discovering beach bars, therefore, relies a lot on the beach bar bums community and information available online, principally through social media sites, review sites like Trip Advisor and one of my favorite vices – YouTube. To help expand the blog’s reach beyond our normal coverage area of North...

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The Top 10 Bars You’ll Find In Key West
Jul22

The Top 10 Bars You’ll Find In Key West

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If you’ve been to Key West, you’ll know that naming its 10 best bars would be a difficult assignment at best, based merely upon the sheer quantity lining its streets. About as ubiquitous as palm trees and probably dwarfing the number of churches, Key West is as famous for its watering holes as it is anything else. Some lucky writer at Conde Nast Traveler received the assignment of a lifetime, poring through all of the bars in this...

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