Tag Archives: Caribbean

“Making Your Tropical Obsession Your Profession”

The fine folks at Rum Therapy put together a nice interview with me.

http://www.rumtherapy.com/2013/12/leap-of-faith-ed-robinson/

 

Check out their page for tropical vacation ideas, rum recipes, etc. Image

http://www.rumtherapy.com/

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Best Facebook Pages To Warm You Up

As most of the United States suffer from extreme cold, here’s a way to feel a bit warmer. Spend some time on Facebook perusing these pages full of sunsets, beaches, islands, and resorts. Clicking “Like” on these high quality pages will go a long way towards warding off that dreaded Polar Vortex. 

 

In no particular order, some of my favorite Facebook pages to warm you up:

 

Island Sunrises and Sunsets

https://www.facebook.com/IslandSunriseAndSunsets

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Great photography from Amelia Island, Florida

 

 

Key West In Your Face

https://www.facebook.com/KeyWestInYourFace

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A wide variety of upbeat, sunny pics from Key West

 

 

Sunsets

https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveSunsets

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Stunning photos from around the world

 

 

Walking On Sunshine With Flip Flops on and Drinking Sweet Tea

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walking-on-Sunshine-with-flip-flops-on-and-drinking-sweet-tea/174476769377857

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 A place to kick off your flip flops, relax, dream and enjoy the simple things in life

 

 

The Florida Keys and Key West

https://www.facebook.com/floridakeysandkeywest

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Everything that’s happening in the Florida Keys

 

 

 

Peace of the Beach

https://www.facebook.com/MariannesPeaceoftheBeach

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Awesome beach memes

 

 

Down By The Sea

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Down-By-The-Sea/324756687660260

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Beach photos and memes

 

 

Sunny Ocean Waves Beach Surf Adventure

https://www.facebook.com/SunnyOceanWavesBeachSurfAdventure

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Everything Beach

 

 

Beach Cottage Life

https://www.facebook.com/BeachCottageLifePhotography

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Professional photos and posters 

 

 

Islands Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/islandsmag

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Stunning photos from tropical resorts

 

 

Fort Myers Beach Florida

https://www.facebook.com/fortmyersbeachflorida?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

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This page will convince you to move to SW Florida

 

 

 

And finally, my own page full of sunsets and sunny places. 

https://www.facebook.com/quityourjobandliveonaboat

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This page will make you want to quit your job and live on a boat!

You can purchase the book at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle versions.

http://www.amazon.com/Leap-Faith-Quit-Your-Live/dp/1478720921/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tropical Facebook Pages

If you long for the island life, like Jimmy Buffett and Trop Rock, or simply love the ocean and the beach, I have compiled my list of favorite Facebook pages for you to Like. These pages post high quality content on a consistent basis and have plenty of fans. Seeing their posts will brighten your day on Facebook, guaranteed. 

Number 10: I had to squeeze eleven pages into my top ten list so number ten is a tie.

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Do you love the tropics for travel or adventure or want to capture its essence in your life or home? Tropicalogy is your online tropical destination bringing together the best tropical themed products, travel, and informative content through unique and brand name organizations, blogs, and news sources. Decorate your beach house, dress for a luau, plan an exotic getaway, or just sit back and browse the most tropical website in the world.

https://www.facebook.com/tropicalogy

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Spreading the Love of Trop Rock and Island Music. 

https://www.facebook.com/troprockblog

Number 9:

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SeaBoards “Coastal Coordinates” specializes in Nautical / Coastal Signs that have the appearance as if they have been hanging on a Beach or nailed to a Pier for years.

https://www.facebook.com/sea.boards.1?fref=ts

Number 8:

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We are scuba divers, underwater photographers, Marine conservationists, Marine biologists, Ocean artists, boaters, surfers, fishermen and beach-goers. We are an Ocean-Minded on-line community on the Facebook Inter web.. We are unique to each other in many ways but we have one over-arching and common interest. We are ~ Ocean Lovers ~

https://www.facebook.com/EternalOcean

Number 7:

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I love the beach, seashells, sunshine and living in SW Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/seashellsandsaltyair

Number 6:

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Leavin’ the grind behind…
If you enjoy vacation as much as we do, then we are the place for you!
Sand, Sun, and a Cold One!
Cheers!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palms-n-Paradise/348128148614000

Number 5: Key West Chris

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Chris has his finger on the pulse of Key West and is a fine singer/songwriter to boot. 

https://www.facebook.com/ChrisRehm09?fref=ts

 

Number 4: 

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Island Jay celebrates the Caribbean lifestyle with daily stories and pictures of the Island & Beach life along with products that enhance that way of life.

https://www.facebook.com/IslandJay

Number 3:

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Close your eyes and remove yourself from the everyday. Picture your toes in the sand and waves lapping at your feet. I live a bit of that life. Follow and become a Castaway! (and rum drink recipes!)

https://www.facebook.com/RumShopRyan

Number 2:

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Through our original photographs, blog posts, rum recipes and short clips (Rum Therapy Mini-Sessions) you can not only daydream about that perfect stretch of sand, but you can learn more about areas and islands where you can someday take that much needed tropical break.

https://www.facebook.com/Rumtherapy

Number 1:

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All things Buffett, Key West, Beaches and Bars and good books and Bob Marley. This is a great page for lovers of the tropics. Lots of interaction with over 45,000 fans.

 

Of course, there is always my own page, we’ll give it an honorable mention.

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They gave up everything and now they have it all
Follow them as they leave the working world behind and become carefree boat bums and beachcombers. Read how one couple got rid of all their belongings, quit their jobs, and moved onto a boat.

https://www.facebook.com/quityourjobandliveonaboat

 

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song

   Anthony Bjorklund helped me out when I was just getting started. I asked him for a favor because he has such a loyal fan following, and because his books are just so darn good. They take you away to the Islands. I think some of the readers of my book, Leap of Faith / Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat, would appreciate Anthony’s books as well. 

   It all started with “I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song”.   The first book of Di Island Song Series,  begins the adventures of Jack Danielson. Jack always thought he had the perfect recipe for happiness; a serious career, a tall, skinny, blonde girlfriend, and a condo full of Ikea furniture. But one day an icy Minnesota freeway and a Peterbilt truck make him rethink his choices in life, and he hits the road and migrates south in search of rum, spices, new experiences, and a song of his own to sing. Written as a tribute to Jimmy Buffett and the Parrot Head way, this light and breezy book is seasoned with a healthy peppering of Buffetteria, and is the perfect read for anyone who ever dreamed of chucking the daily grind and slowing down to live each moment to the fullest.

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“Jack And Di Rum Song” is the second book in Di Island Song Series, and the equally fun sequel to “I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song”. The adventures of Jack Danielson continue right where they left off, when our hero inherits a dilapidated rum factory on a tiny island in the Caribbean. Filled with more colorful characters than you can shake a limbo stick at, “Jack And Di Rum Song” is a perfectly mixed concoction for an escape from the ordinary. Just be sure to keep a weather eye open for pirates…

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“Let Di Song Of Change Blow Over My Head” is the sequel to “Jack And Di Rum Song”, and book three of Di Island Song Series. Travel once more to di island and join Jack Danielson,Crazy Chester, Jolly Roger, seaplane pilot Gus Grizwood, the ghost of pirate Captain Billy Black Dog, and the rest of di islanders as a song of change blows towards their tiny Caribbean home. It’s a story of islandittude at its best, filled with tropical fun, sun, and rum.

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“I Just Had To Go Back To Di Island” is the fourth book in Di Island Song Series. Yes, the tropical adventures of Jack Danielson continue after all. Return to di island once more for the Rum Daze Festival, political intrigue, lost Puerto Rican pirate treasure, and a quick solar recharge with Moon Man. It’s a groovy time for all, mon.

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Crazy Chester is missing, and there’s only one man for the job; Captain Harry, the son of di beach. Join Harry and many of your old friends from Di Island Song Series Novels, as well as some new faces from Paradiso Shores, as they follow the island hopping trail of that shoeless and shirtless forever, Caribbean amphibian, Crazy Chester.
 
The Captain Harry Series of books, of which this is the first, are light mysteries focusing as much on the joy of life in the tropics as the whodunnit aspect of the story. You can expect colorful characters to go with those colorful shirts and drinks, and a simple, laid back style of writing that’s perfect for that beach towel in Jamaica or backyard hammock.
 
Note: While this story is the first in a new series of books (The Captain Harry Series) and was written to stand on its own, it incorporates many of the characters from my Island Song Series novels. In other words, in most ways it is both the first story in the Captain Harry Series and the fifth in Di Island Song Series, overall. How you choose to enjoy them is entirely up to you.
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All of Anthony’s book are available at Amazon, including complete collections in one set.
Make your island escape today by clicking the link below:
 
 
 

The Exploits of Sam MacKenzie

Paul Carr has written two novels featuring his tough guy hero Sam Mackenzie. Trouble follows Sam as he bounces from the Keys to the Caribbean. If you like fast paced, bullet-flying adventure stories with a Florida Keys and Caribbean bent, you’ll appreciate these two. 

“In Long Way Down, Paul Carr resonates with other writers — Ian Fleming, Michael Shayne, Clive Cussler, John D. MacDonald — while producing a story uniquely his own: part hardboiled detection, part espionage, part underwater adventure, part pulp, which all add up to an entertaining story.” -The American Culture- 

Candi Moran is in trouble. Vince La Salle, a Miami loan shark, wants her dead because she knows too much about his secret in the Caribbean. Candi is shot by one of La Salle’s men and turns to Sam Mackenzie for help. Sam, who is good with a gun, takes on the job, but he soon learns that Candi left out some dangerous details as he unravels La Salle’s sordid past. La Salle is involved in a high-stakes project in the Caribbean, but where he’s getting his money is the big mystery. Sam dodges bullets, missiles, karate kicks, and sharks. He gets help from an associate, John Templeton Smith III (J.T.), but Sam worries that J.T.’s greed might get them both killed as they navigate a serpentine trail of assassins, con artists and deadly financiers.

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In The Cayman Switch: Jack Craft is a con man. When he sells a Key West resort he doesn’t own to a trio of crooks, the deal turns sour and he calls Sam Mackenzie for help. By the time Sam arrives, Jack is gone, and even the bad guys are in the dark. Delray Jinks is pretty unhappy about being swindled on the resort. Sam knows him from their past days in clandestine government work, and knows what he’ll do if he doesn’t get his money back. A fortuneteller, prescription drug dealers, and the mob, are all after a piece of the action. Mona Miles, a beautiful TV reporter, wants the big story, but her relationship with Sam puts her in the line of fire. As Sam unravels a deadly trail that leads to Grand Cayman, and back, he learns that Jack’s resort scam is just the beginning of the con.

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Quirky yet interesting characters, tons of non-stop action, and tropical settings. Recommended reads. 

Purchase both here: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Carr/e/B00A3XHERQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1