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Bimini Bahamas

Bimini Bahamas

The call came from my friend, “Hey, would you want to go to Bimini for a week and stay on my boat I have docked there?” I didn’t have to think twice. After a quick look at my day timer I said, “Yes!” and was, suddenly, committed to an impromptu vacation. I would soon find out how incredible this set of Bahamian islands are. A short flight to Bimini was a superb way to begin the adventure to this small…

Bimini Wild Dolphin Encounters

Bimini Wild Dolphin Encounters

Sabine Hoffmeister, originally from Germany, now lives in Dublin, Ireland. She is a sporty woman, 35 years old, who loves swimming and outdoor activities, which is a rarity in Ireland. Sabine visited Florida for the first time 4 years. Now, she says that she loves the state. Sabine got her scuba certification in Florida through Ocean Promotion Dive Center in Ft. Lauderdale. She participated in Dolphin World’s Swim with the Dolphins in Key Largo Florida. Afterwards, Sabine felt the urge to…

Costa Rica Vacation – My Whole Family Enjoyed

Costa Rica Vacation – My Whole Family Enjoyed

In celebration of my college graduation, my whole family took a trip to Costa Rica. A friend recommended staying at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort and my father used Bubba’s Costa Rica Fishing Report (www.costaricafishingreport.com) to book our deep sea fishing, Chiclets tree canopy zip-line tour, and Jaguariders ATV tour. We took a direct flight from Atlanta to the San Jose airport and arrived in the early afternoon (there was a 2 hour time change). We ate lunch in…

Things To Do On Grand Cayman Island

Things to Do on Grand Cayman Island

What is so amazing about Grand Cayman is that for its surprisingly small size it can accommodate and appreciate almost any condition a vacationist may have, whether it be a large family just looking for some sun and fun, smiles and great long lasting memories, or for that new couple just looking to get away and become lost in each others love and infatuation. Or for that newly wed couple looking to start their new life with an unforgettable memory…

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.. More Than Just A North Island City!

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.. More Than Just a North Island City!

When flying into Puerto Plata, one can see why so many people fall in love with this beautiful place. There are miles and miles of sandy beaches, a luscious ocean, rolling mountains, and a green landscape that would make anyone’s heart smile. Landing at the airport, one is greeted in the arrival area with the sound of fun and danceable Salsa music, situated with a Spanish Quartet-happy musicians preparing one for their stay in this lovely land. One needs to…

Family Fun In Grand Cayman

Family Fun in Grand Cayman

When you think of the Cayman Islands you can expect to imagine offshore banking probably comes to mind. Yes, the banking industry is part of what drives the economy of these picturesque islands, that, and tourism. Many people experience Grand Cayman for only a few short hours when their cruise ship docks at George Town, but those who make it their vacation destination discover what a unique place it really is. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy, and…

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

History  Puerto Rico was once the island of Boriquen. Its inhabitants were the Arawaks. Chris Columbus discovered this raw island in 1493, renamed it San Juan Bautista, and began its Spanish colonization. Eventually it was named Puerto Rico and Luis Munoz Rivera persuaded Spain to grant the colonies autonomy in 1897. With Munoz Rivera as leader, the United States won the island in the Spanish- American war in 1988. In 1917, Puerto Rico was established as a US territory, with…

Turks And Caicos Islands Are An Island Bazaar

Turks and Caicos Islands are an Island Bazaar

Turks and Caicos Islands lie just beneath the Bahamas. Turks and Caicos are made of eight islands, with 40 small cays dispersed throughout. There are two main island groups that lie separated by the Turks Island Passage. You have West Caicos, Providenciales, North Caicos and Grand Caicos, all to the west of the passage, and the historic Turk group with Grand Turk and Salt Cay to the east of the passage. If you once wanted to be a marine biologist…

Mountain Biking In The Dominican Republic

Mountain Biking in the Dominican Republic

"First time I ever did something like this, it won't be the last. I loved having complete control over my choice of activities, but with having someone else handle all the details. ...most friendly, professional and helpful staff imaginable ... an unforgettable experience", says Jim McDermott of Toronto, Canada about Caribbean Bike Tours. We must pay gratitude to Bill Foley. Bill founded Caribbean Bike Tours in 1987 by offering bike tours to his friends that requested his adventure leadership around…

“Ray Of Hope” Adds To Bahamian Reefs

“Ray Of Hope” Adds To Bahamian Reefs

Websters define the word “‘grotto” as, “a small cave (usually with attractive features).” Seems fairly straight forward, until one conducts a search on the Internet using the keyword, “Grotto”. Web surfers will find non-profit organizations, literature, and even a pizza company. In the process they may miss out on the adventurous opportunities waiting in the world of grottos, specifically, via Hal Watts' Forty Fathom Grotto, located 40 minutes from Ocala, Florida. Hal’s grotto actually began as one of Florida’s infamous…