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    4 Reasons Sharks Are Awesome

    A single fin slicing through the surface of the water. The glimpse of a shadowy shape as big as your board in the curl of a wave. If images like these swim into mind—if the iconic baaa DUM, baaaaa DUM […]

  • All-Inclusive Resort Etiquette

    All-Inclusive Resort Etiquette

    Etiquette means more than just which fork to use, though when I’m on vacation you’d be impressed to even see me use one. As far as other folks are concerned though, etiquette helps us all get along. Since all—inclusive resorts […]

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    6 Wacky Water Sports to Try

    Surfing, sailing, standup paddleboarding; water lovers have plenty of options for getting a little H20 in their lives. But maybe you’re looking for something innovative and offbeat to mix up your routine. If so, check out one of these quirky […]

  • 5 Great Coastal Restaurants

    5 Great Coastal Restaurants

    Whether you’re out on the waves or playing on the sand, a day at the beach is a great way to stimulate your appetite. These coastal restaurants run the gamut from super casual to seriously sophisticated, but they are all […]

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    4 Beach Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

    We all need to get away once in a while. That means even those of us who can’t fork out the dough to go to some all inclusive resort that is full of high expectations and sorrowful regrets. Or sometimes […]

  • 3 Warm Destinations For Learning How To Kitesurf

    3 Warm Destinations For Learning How To Kitesurf

    Kitesurfing is a sport that if you put in the right amount of time will get great reward. But it is a sport of patience, especially when just starting out to overcome the steep learning curve. Many people abandon the […]

  • 6 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Ocean Conservation

    6 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Ocean Conservation

    With phrases like “climate change,” “carbon footprint,” and “sustainability” on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days, engaging the younger generation in treating our oceans with respect and care has never been so critical; yet many avenues of power are […]

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    Panama Jack Partners with Playa Hotels & Resorts to Create Panama Jack Resorts

    Coral Gables, FL – January 9, 2017 – The much-loved lifestyle brand that calls to mind memorable trips for millions of travelers is about to transform vacationing. Panama Jack announced today that it is licensing Playa Hotels & Resorts, the […]

  • Adding a Touch of Summer to Your Winter Decor

    Adding a Touch of Summer to Your Winter Decor

    Winter is the perfect time to hunker down and get cozy, but as the cold months drag on and cabin fever sets in, adding a few summery accents to your home décor can help you to maintain sanity. Fortunately, you […]

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    6 Great Winter Surf Spots

    So you’re looking for a place to paddle out during the colder months. Whether you’re seeking a wild ride or a relatively mellow session, these winter surf spots prove that the ocean never goes out of season. Black’s Beach, San […]

by / on January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Why Nautical Charts are Fun

They look a lot like maps, but they’re bigger: giant sheets of paper. And they have a bunch of tiny numbers and symbols and colors on them. They show the coast as a mix of odd colors, and lots of […]

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by / on January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

A Brief and Partly True History of Sunscreen

My personal history of sunscreen starts with Mom rubbing it on so thick I looked like an albino boy running amok at the pool. I later found that Mom didn’t need just sunscreen to embarrass me but that’s another whole […]

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by / on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Ways to Enjoy the Beach in Winter

In my part of the country, the beach empties out in winter. Coastal weather is windy, rainy, and just cold enough to be clammy and damp, but not cold enough to be crisp and clear. Restaurants close. Eveyone goes up […]

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by / on December 23, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Why Pirates Couldn’t Swim

We all seem to romanticize the pirate lifestyle. Heck right now, as I write this, I am wearing an eyepatch and swilling a jug of grog. Okay, in all honesty the eyepatch is a toy I bought last Halloween and […]

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by / on December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Ways to Fake Christmas at the Beach

I’ve always wanted to spend Christmas at the beach but things always get in the way. Things like, you know, family, kids, presents and traditions. Darn those things. I still want to go but since we can’t get away, maybe […]

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by / on December 16, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The Beach Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Most people consider the holiday season to be the most wonderful time of the year (they even wrote a song about it!) But for the beach lover in your life, the real most wonderful time of the year is another […]

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by / on December 14, 2016 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Winter Island Getaways

If icy conditions have left you shivering and dreaming of warm sandy beaches, these island destinations are great places to thaw this winter. Jamaica Jamaica is such an obvious choice for anybody looking to beat the chill this season. From […]

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by / on December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Beach Presents on Our Christmas Shopping List

They say “life is a beach”, so why not live it that way? Besides, why deal with the crowds and the mall when you can get everything either for or about the beach right from home? Here are some Christmas […]

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by / on December 7, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach, Travel and Leisure

5 Marvelous Beaches in Mozambique

The African coastline is home to some of the most elegant-looking beaches in the world and nowhere is this more evident than along the shores of Mozambique. The picturesque views of the Indian Ocean are second to none and if […]

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by / on December 5, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Travel and Leisure

Magical Cozumel

Conveniently close to the U.S. mainland, Cozumel offers sparkling clear warm water, an easy drifting current, a diverse array of intriguing marine life, tower coral formations, and spectacular walls for snorkelers and divers of all skill and experience levels to […]

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