Category Archives: Caribbean

Pucks and Palm Trees

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Pucks… and palm trees.

Today is the first day of Fall.  I woke up to a brisk 46F here in Chicagoland. (That’s just a mere 14 degrees above freezing in case you needed the math done.) So, why am I excited about it…? Because it’s just a short NINE more days until the official start of pro hockey.  Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. Woohoo!

……and how do you jump from cold, icy hockey to tropical heat and palm trees, you ask? Good times with Hockey fans. That’s how.

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Grand Cayman: An Island to Love

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Grand Cayman: An Island to Love

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You must get to the Cayman Islands. We easily chose to go back for our fifth visit to this great Caribbean destination for a handful of reasons. Coming up I’ll share some of our favorite things about Cayman… the beaches, the sites, the great people and more.

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Yo-Ho-Ho! Happy National Rum Day!

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Nat Rum Day

Festive greetings to you on this August 16, 2013; National Rum Day! Social media and the internet are abuzz with posts, stories and blurbs about rum. …. I ran across a nice one by Joe Satran at Huffington Post Taste (@HuffPostTaste) about the right rum for mojitos within moments of launching my browser today. There are numerous rum-centric accounts and blogs that I follow where you can be inspired with recipes or learn history… or shop for rum-themed apparel. Here is a rundown of some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry

Him got thuh sand on he brain, mon.

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Him got thuh sand on he brain, mon.

Controversy-shmontroversy.

Seriously people. Turn da frown, de udduh way aroun’.

This was my absolute favorite super-bowl ad this year.

YouTube link:

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Hello world!

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Hello world!

Well, here I am, Sand On the Brain. Brand new to blogging, so give me a little time to get up and running. Just booked a trip to the Caribbean for 10/14/09, and it hit me; “I think I would like to blog about my trip and other random beach-y thoughts. I’ve got enough floatin’ around in this noggin that some folks might find interesting.” So, bear with me while I get up to speed… and then sloooow it down to share some of the granules of sand on my brain.

Welcome!