Getting Crabs in Costa Rica

OK, maybe the title shouldn’t really say getting crabs, but rather chasing crabs. Still, you get the picture. I’ve loved crabs ever since I went on a family vacation to South Carolina as a teenager and one of the local residents taught me how to grab a crab on its bum without getting pinched. That piqued my…

Fun Friday: Loud and Pink in Aruba

Sometimes a fun beach vacation also calls for a little local flavor. That’s why instead of staying in the popular resorts on the west coast of Aruba I opt for the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Oranjestad, which is surrounded by tasty local restaurants. I already blogged about how there’s a water taxi that docks in the hotel lobby…

starfish point Grand Cayman island

Top Five Beaches on Grand Cayman Island

This week I’m pleased to offer a series of guest posts by P. Andrew Och, a very talented journalist and photographer. Och and I have freelanced together numerous times. Enjoy his tales and insights from his recent trip to Grand Cayman Island. All articles and photos are by P. Andrew Och, unless otherwise noted. Grand Cayman…

lionfish hunting ocean

The Lion(fish)’s Share

This week I’m pleased to offer a series of guest posts by P. Andrew Och, a very talented journalist and photographer. Och and I have freelanced together numerous times. Enjoy his tales and insights from his recent trip to Grand Cayman Island. All articles and photos are by P. Andrew Och, unless otherwise noted. Have you…

big chair market Aruba

Older, Wiser, Warmer

They say it’s your birthday It’s my birthday too, yeah They say it’s your birthday We’re gonna go to Aruba. Yep, that’s right. I’m sure the Beatles would have written their song closer to my version if they partook in the birthday weekend to which I was treated. Thanks to a hubby who racks up free flights…