Beaches

The First Trip to the Beach 2020

The beach’s in Clearwater, Florida opened last weekend and we like many of us had an urgent innate need to step out on the sand and dip our toes in the water. The sand was warm and as soft as we remembered. The breeze was pleasant.  The water was quite cold. We didn’t care. We […]

CARPHA and the Coronavirus

Well, it seems that everyone and we mean everyone is concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. The island nations of the Carribean are no exceptions.  A recent press release from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) lays out their plans to keep the island paradises and […]

Cruising Conference

Cruising Conference

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) announced at its conference this weekend that they are stepping up efforts to make the USVI an even greater destination for the cruise industry. The USVI delegation, which included Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, his team at the Department of Tourism and representatives from The West Indian Company Limited and […]

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach

We continued our tour of the beaches around Tampa this weekend with a stop at St. Petersburg Beach. The town and its municipal beach are set on a barrier island just off the coast of Pinellas County, Florida. The island has long, wide beaches and, at least during our visit, calm water. The cute downtown […]

A Little Honeymoon

A Little Honeymoon

We’ve been living in Tampa for almost a month now and we’ve finally settled in enough that we decided to take a little trip to the beach. Amanda asked around at work and the gym to get recommendations for which beach to try first. She got several answers and after doing some research we settled […]

South Seas by Southwest

South Seas by Southwest

  A long-awaited new option for Aloha will be reality starting March 17. Southwest Airlines will be starting a new route from Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California to Daniel K. Inouye International in Honolulu, Hawaii. The second flight of the Southwest route will be from Oakland to Kahului Airport on Maui. The carrier will […]

Nassau Travel Advisory

Nassau Travel Advisory

The U.S. Department of State has revised its travel advisory for the Bahamas. The U.S. government is telling tourists to take “increased caution” due to rising crime rates. The official State Department Advisory shows that the country is listed at Level Two on the four-step scale. Department of State officials are warning travelers about the potential […]