Category Archives: Tropical Paradises

Beginner golf for those who are clueless

Is your knowledge of golf basically Tiger Woods’ love life?┬áDo you like the look of the duds, but have no earthly idea what to do when you get on the course, other than to stand there? Or maybe you tried … Continue reading

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Who knew? A ferry from Florida to the Bahamas

I’ve traveled by ferry on four continents but didn’t know about something almost in my backyard. A high-speed boat from Florida to the Bahamas. A chance to pop over to that island nation with British roots to see what I … Continue reading

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Florida to the Bahamas, by ferry

Checked out a relatively new ferry from Florida to the Bahamas. In transit right now; details when I return home.

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Little R&R on island named for Singer sewing machine guy

A little Memorial Day getaway to Singer Island, just off Palm Beach, Florida. On the way down from Philadelphia, had to tiptoe around a tropical storm that was bullying part of Florida. Escaped unscathed. A putting green at West Palm … Continue reading

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Tahiti: My one and only real Club Med experience

OK, name the one place on earth everyone automatically associates with paradise, thanks to Gauguin. Or at least they used to. This is not a trick question. Especially since the answer is in the headline. Back in the Ice Age … Continue reading

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Barnabas Collins is dead! Long live Barnabas Collins!

Dick Clark, Levon Helm, and now… Jonathan Frid. Who? Long before Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, White Fang (sorry, just had to slip Soupy Sales in there), there was a 1960s TV show called Dark Shadows. You might … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: ‘The Descendants’

Did The Descendants have you lusting to go off into the gaw-jus Hawaiian sunset with Matt King (George Clooney)? Or at least to want to hang out with him and the kids a little longer? What I most liked about … Continue reading

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