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I hate Hurricane Matthew.

Right now as I write this the storm is battering Grand Bahamas and making it’s way towards the Space Coast of Florida. While we aren’t getting much weather from the storm here in Ft. Myers, it has caused a lot of damage throughout the Caribbean.

I’ve been monitoring the Facebook accounts of my friends in the Bahamas and it looks pretty bad, especially in Nassau and Grand Bahamas. Stay safe all.

Another reason why this storm is a thorn in my side is because myself, Castaway Crystal and a group of Castaways are suppose to jump aboard Mermaid Tales and join Captain Mike for a 2-week island hopping cruise from Nassau to the Turks and Caicos. A trip of a life time. The impact of the storm is not only going to cause issues, but it looks as if the storm is suppose to do a full loop and possibly hit the Bahamas and Florida again.

Are you F***ing kidding me!

What can you do? I guess just raise a glass and pray for those impacted most.

To help take your mind off the doom and gloom, here are some fantastic stories about “must do” spots in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The Most Enjoyable And Relaxing Caribbean Beach Bars: Yo, ho ho and a bottle of rum. Better words have never been sung. No, really! Who doesn’t love a good beach bar and a bottle of rum, or maybe a few shots of rum in a delectable tropical cocktail? Here are the 12 best beach bars from Jamaica to Aruba, that are sure to satisfy your need for sand between the toes and something cool to whet your whistle. -Story by Fresh Travelling

The Perfect Night at Anse Chastanet: The centerpiece of my suite at St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet resort is a four-poster bed. Draped in diaphanous netting and dressed in linens trimmed with the colorful traditional Madras plaid, it’s the stuff of which Caribbean dreams are made. But I didn’t sleep there last night. –Story Caribbean Journal

A Sense of Taste at Jumby Bay, Antigua: Have your own castaway experience as you sail on Jumby Bay’s private yacht, with a dedicated crew and captain ready to whisk you off into the Caribbean sea. On board you will find custom teak finishes, luxurious seating, full private washroom and a large deck for sun searching guests. –Story by

Trinidad and Tobago – The Tobago Blue Food Festival: The Tobago Blue Food Festival, also labelled “the dasheen love feast” uses dasheen as the main ingredients to create appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages and liqueurs that are cooked and prepared by Tobago’s finest Chefs and Cooks. Listed as one of the world’s best food festival by CNN, the Tobago Blue Food Festival is held every year in mid-October in the coastal village of Bloody Bay, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. –Story by Uncover Your Caribbean

Caribbean Salted Beef Soup: One of my favorite soups to look forward to on “Soup Saturdays” was when mom would have a massive pot of saltbeef (salted beef) soup, packed with ground provisions bubbling away on the stove. Due to the price and the fact that sourcing ‘good’ salted beef was difficult, we didn’t have saltbeef soup often. –Story by Caribbean Pot

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About the Author: RumShopRyan

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