• 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 […]

  • The much-loved lifestyle brand that calls to mind memorable trips for millions of travelers is about to transform vacationing.

    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • 6 Ways to Fake Christmas at the Beach

    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 […]

  • The Beach Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

    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 […]

  • Beach Presents on Our Christmas Shopping List

    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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    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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    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 […]

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 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 2, 2016 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

5 Great Beach Boardwalks to Explore

Grab your cotton candy and your quarters for the arcade. It’s time to check out these all-American boardwalks. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA More than a century ago, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk became California’s answer to Coney Island. […]

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by / on November 30, 2016 at 10:00 am / in Under the Sea

Welcome Back, Otter

Sea otters are adorable. They float on their back, eating urchins and crabs, and roll around in big furry rafts and kelp beds. And they’re coming back. The Fall of the Otter Sea otters once ranged the Pacific Coast from […]

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by / on November 28, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Around the House

Blending Beaches and Boughs: Christmas Ideas for Your Home

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start decorating for the most wonderful day of the year. If you’re living on the coast or just enjoy a beach-y feel to your environment, there’s no need to start panicking. […]

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by / on November 25, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Inspiring Surfers

These amazing shredders prove that the human spirit is boundless and irrepressible. Duke Kahanamoku The Father of Surfing. Titled “Surfer of the Century” in 1999 by Surfer magazine. Olympic gold and silver medalist. A bronze statue of him stands at […]

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by / on November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

7 of the Sea’s Linchpin Creatures

Life in the sea life is beautiful, diverse, and colorful. It’s also critical to humans: nearly a quarter of the protein that feeds the world’s seven billion people comes from the ocean. In all that sea life, there’s a short […]

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by / on November 21, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Ocean Organizations That Deserve Your Help

Keeping our beaches beautiful is easier said than done. For every thousand or so people that visit the beach, only a fraction volunteer some of their time or give some of their money to help beaches and coastlines stay healthy. […]

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by / on November 18, 2016 at 9:00 am / in From Panama Jack, Travel and Leisure

5 Islands We Will Never Visit and You Shouldn’t Either

Island hopping around the world is fun, relaxing and rewarding. That is, unless you hop onto one of these. Ilha de Queimada Grande, Brazil I’m not going to do a countdown until we get to the worst; I’ll just put […]

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