Articles by: Michael Ryan
Michael is a full-time musician and freelance writer residing in Morrison, Colorado. He enjoys downhill skiing, traveling and attempting to play golf. He excels in the sport of extreme napping so if you must call, make it after noon.

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 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 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 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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by / on November 9, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Travel and Leisure

Animal Islands

I have been compared to the fictional character Indiana Jones many times. Not only am I a swashbuckling world traveler but I look great in a Fedora as well. There is that one other trait though: I am scared to […]

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by / on November 2, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Throwback to the Forties: Why Men Should Wear Hats Again

Picture Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, or just about any movie star from the Forties and you will picture a styling man in a fine hat. Hats are classy, sophisticated, and are a long lost fashion statement which today’s fashion-concious males […]

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by / on October 17, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Retire to the Islands

It’s a dream for a lot of us, but it’s really not that hard to achieve. Besides the beauty and laid back life style we crave, you want to look for affordability, accessibility and of course health care. You also […]

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by / on October 10, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Fall Beach Vacations are the Best

Now, don’t get me wrong, any time is a great time for a beach vacation. It’s just that the fall seems to have so much more going for it. The Weather is Delightful While you are expecting heat and humidity […]

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by / on September 9, 2016 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach

Beach Cabanas: How Did We Ever Do Without Them?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a cabana as: a small, simple building that has a roof and usually walls and is often used by people at a beach or swimming pool. That may be technically correct, but that doesn’t even come […]

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