Help for Hurricane Irma: What you can do

  From Tortola to Tampa, the Caribbean and Florida hold special places in my heart – the people, the music, the landscape and island life in general. I’ve walked along Cane Garden Bay, eaten at Quito Rymer’s Beach Bar, swam to shore from a catamaran at the Soggy Dollar Bar and explored the Keys from […]

Disney Cruise Line: New Caribbean Cruising Destinations for 2016

My various versions of a “happy place” have just collided in a big tropical way. The fun and adventure of Walt Disney World and the tranquility and relaxation of crystal clear Caribbean waters … What could be better than that? Disney Cruise Line has just introduced two new Caribbean destinations – Tortola, capital of the […]

Mmmmmm…..motorboating…

Little Big Town had me at “Boondocks” and they’ll be keeping me for a long time with their latest song “Pontoon.”  We owned a pontoon boat for several years.  As a matter of fact, here it is….. As fun and convenient as they are, they do not go fast.  And that’s okay.  But when you […]

Penguins, Palm Trees, and Other Sandy Things

If you’re wondering how the name Somewhere in the Sand came about, here’s the scoop…. I have somewhat of a love (okay, obsession) for sand. I collect the stuff (yes, on purpose, and not just in uncomfortable, inappropriate places). My bathroom is a veritable chemistry lab, except, instead of beakers full of strangely colored liquids, […]

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