Thursday, January 27, 2011

Parrothead News!

In case you haven’t heard the latest news from Down Under,Jimmy Buffett, 64, was hospitalized Wednesday after falling off the stage at his Sydney, Australia concert. I’m glad to say our favorite Coral Reefer is okay. Buffett was listed in stable condition at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital just a few hours after the fall and is currently taking time off to recover.

As one of many Parrotheads (Jimmy Buffett fans), I’ve noticed that Buffett and I share the same love for the island escapism lifestyle. Buffett, king of the Parrotheads and mayor of Margaritaville, established his easy-going beach bum persona while living in Key West, Florida and has since been a frequent visitor of St. Barts in the Caribbean. I must say that the man has great taste in travel! All I need now is to share a margarita with Buffett on a vacation, so stay tuned; when it’s five o’clock somewhere we might be hosting a contest for our Margaritaville fans in honor of our favorite beach performer.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Taking the Blues Away on The Most Depressing Day

Winter got you down? Feeling the financial squeeze from Christmas? Already given up on your New Year’s Resolutions? These are just a few reasons why this year, January 24 has been labeled the “Most Depressing Day.” Coined in 2005 by Dr. Cliff Arnall, the Most Depressing Day of the year factors in different variables to calculate just how bad it can be. But do you know where January 24 is just another day in paradise? The Caribbean! So here are the Top Ten Reasons You Should Spend the Most Depressing Day – and any day of the year – in the Caribbean.

1.You can leave your mittens and boots at home, and the only hat you’ll need is one to block the sun.
2.Flip flops are always part of the dress code.
3.It’s a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a pedicure in the winter.
4.Running on the beach is a great way to live up to your New Year’s Resolution to exercise more (and the view beats that of a treadmill)
5.Two words: pina colada.
6.There’s no such thing as arriving late – there’s only “island time.”
7.Your tan will make everyone at work jealous.
8.You’ll have plenty of time to read…and not email.
9.The beautiful blue color of the sea has a calming effect on everyone.
10.There’s no such thing as a depressing day in the Caribbean.

So, if reality is sinking in after the holidays, now is a great time to book a much-needed getaway to the Caribbean. Whether you want to go zip lining in Jamaica, cruise around the Bahamas, or just sit on the beach in Mexico, can get you there for less. From Aruba to Turks & Caicos and everywhere in between, you can book your Caribbean trip now. And next year, you can plan ahead so you’ll spend the Most Depressing Day of 2012 relaxing in paradise.

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