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Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Royal Celebration

Courtesy of Cunard.com


27 April 2011 - As the world eagerly awaits the wedding of the century, Cunard Line and the youngest fleet at sea prepared for its own Royal Wedding festivities taking place whilst sailing during this momentous occasion. Officers and crew of flagship Queen Mary 2 put final celebratory touches on board yesterday in New York as guests embarked for the ship's first Eastbound Crossing of the 2011 Transatlantic Season.

Featured aboard the Line's regal fleet of Queens - Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth - will be Royal Wedding celebration activities, including:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Part 2 - North Captiva, FL

North Captiva Island is known for its pristine white beaches and some of the best shelling in the world. There are 5 miles of beautiful beaches to walk on North Captiva, two-thirds of which border a 700-acre state land preserve. Enjoy walking for miles and not seeing any signs of civilization except the footprints you leave in the sand. source {northcaptiva.com}
What sets North Captiva apart from the other islands is that access to the island is only possible by private boat, water taxi, or private airplane. There are no cars or paved roads to upset the natural beauty of the island. Transportation on North Captiva is accomplished using golf carts on scenic dirt roads and paths. Here, traffic congestion, tourist attraction hysteria and over commercialization seems worlds away.Source {Runaway Haven}
I have spent many years traveling to North Captiva, if you like getting back to nature this is the way to go! There are homes of all shapes and sizes to accommodate your friends and family Runaway Haven is especially dear to me as this is my best friends home. Swim with dolphins, check out the manatees, marvel at some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets all in your own back yard! 





In Honor of Earth Day 2011

With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most unusual public parks in the United States. Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. A large portion of the park is primitive, explored only by adventurists and researchers – but visitors have ample opportunity to walk, camp and canoe through the flat and watery park that is also known as “the river of grass.” Courtesy of About.com
I happen to live in what use to be part of "The Everglades" on any given day as you can see in some of the pictures below you can find Egrets, White Ibis,  and on occasion a funny lizards like the one on our coconut, called the Cuban Knight Anole - native to Cuba my country of birth, it has migrated to Florida with the assistance of humans. So in honor of Earth Day I promise to do what I can to protect this very precious Eco-system and I will start by replanting my now forgotten vegetable garden and posting pictures of the year long project here next Earth Day.



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Destination Weddings - Bahamas


 Destination Wedding in The Bahamas FAQ:

• Both parties must be in The Bahamas at the time of the application.
• The Bahamas Law states that the couple must be a resident in The Bahamas for 48 hours prior (2 business days) to the date of the application.
HOWEVER, couples can file for their paperwork the next day after their arrival i.e. if you arrive on Wednesday you can apply for your license on Thursday.
PROVIDED you bring the copy of Bahamas Immigration form which you receive upon entering the Bahamas, this form will state the length of time you will be staying in the Bahamas.
• If either party is a minor (a person under 18 years of age), parental consent is required.
• If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy (with a raised or colored seal) must be produced. For European residents, the original decree or a certified copy (with a raised or colored seal) must be produced in the native language along with a translated certified or notarized copy in English.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Bahamas and Family Out Islands

With 700 Islands and some of the friendliest people in the world it is easy to see why they say "It's Better in The Bahamas!" I will be sharing some photos of past trips to the islands and some great videos provided by  Bahamas.com   for the next several posts...Whether you arrive via cruise ship and spend just a day or fly in for the weekend a week or a month are there for a destination wedding there is always plenty to do in The Bahamas, I will provide you with excursions you can take if you come via cruise-ship and if you are there for longer then I will show you some of the best places to stay and eat in The Bahamas, Enjoy!

Lighthouse at Hope Town, Abacos, Elbow Cay (Key), Bahamas

What can I say about this video I just love it ♥  You have to Experience it for yourself!!!

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