Tag Archives: Beaches

A Caribbean Bucket List!

To some we have had the good fortune of sampling a good variety of Caribbean Islands.  Still others will say we have but touched the tip of the iceberg.  But after over 30 island landings, we are finding that the more we travel to new and exciting island destinations, the more we feel the strong […]

An Island Tour -St. Thomas

With great anticipation we scoured the map plotting our course for the day.  We had planned this first day to quickly give ourselves a snapshot view of the best and most notable strands of St. Thomas’ shorelines.  We charted a path on this trip to tour the eastern and north-shore beaches,  map and requisite camera […]

An Island Tour – St. John

Sometimes you have all the time needed to take life at a most leisurely pace, and sometimes you have just enough time to snap the obligatory Kodak moments before the taxi departs.  Such was the two-week, six-city tour of Europe a couple years prior, but that’s a story for another day. Recently we had the […]

Petanque, The Perfect Beach Sport

Recently, while on the island of Antigua we were joined for the day by friends who had recently set anchor in the bay with their well-traveled sailing yacht.  Sitting on beautiful Pigeon Beach, we felt a passing urge to be somewhat more active, but only slightly more so.  Stuart asked if I wanted to play a […]

Photo Essay -Vintage Antigua

As the cold weather settles in on the Midwest, our minds are focusing on warmer days and places.  This week we found ourselves thinking about our first ever Caribbean excursion, and decided to share a few of our memories. Today we’re going back to 1999, and Sailing Week as it is celebrated in beautiful Antigua.  […]

Slow Down and Smell The Sea

In this season of hectic rushing to grab that perfect tie for uncle Ned, and a charming knitted hot pad for Nanna, we offer this Public Service Announcement: Slow Down and Smell the Sea Air. Fighting traffic in and out of the malls takes it out of all of us.  This little video snippet shows […]

Photo Contest Finalists

We have our Finalists in the Warm Faces, Warm Places Photo Contest! We have taken on some tough challenges in our day, but this had to be one of the most difficult.  We received a grand total of exactly 100 entries in the contest, and trying to boil that down to the list of 5 […]

Warm Faces, Warm Places Contest

I suppose it should come as no surprise that we love beaches, and we love seeing photographs of beautiful warm places.  It helps us to dream a bit, and we love to plan for future trips.  As the weather in our home port turns colder, we’re ready for a little something to help warm our […]

Our First Glimpse

Everyone remembers their first.  The first car I owned was a 1946 Ford, 2-door sedan, a restoration project that went painfully south.  Sorry dad.  My first love was a vivacious little 2nd grader named Kelly.  And our first home was a small one bedroom bungalow, located two blocks from the historic Harry S. Truman home. […]

St. Martin -Our Top 5 Beaches

With a top spot on the itineraries of all major cruise lines, one would suspect St. Martin must have something going for it.  And it certainly does, unforgettable dining, top flight resorts, modern casinos,  and not the least of which is its spectacular beaches. Trying to narrow down and sort a list of the Top 5 Beaches of St. Martin however is a […]