Sunday, July 31, 2011

Views from Jamaica's higest peak - Blue Mountain Peak

The highest point in Jamaica is Blue Mountain Peak.   From the top of 7,402 feet you can see views of Cuba.  Most Jamaican's take a 7 mile hike that takes you from 4,400 to the peak in around 3-4 hours.   Once you arrive you'll find a variety of rare plant life that often times is small in size due to the cooler climate.  Once at the peak you'll find an old building from the 30's and a small monument with a large metal tripod.


Here's a trip report from someone over at  "Although at first the thought of driving up into the Blue Mountains, only then to hike several hours in the middle of the night to reach the peak seemed daunting, let me tell you it was an absolutely amazing experience! Our chatty driver made the drive go by fast, and our tour guide set the perfect pace so as not to wear us all out during the hike. The incline is moderate and the reward is one of a kind....

...The first thing you notice when arriving to the peak is how all of the plant life is dwarfed due to the mountaintop conditions. It felt like something out of a Tolkien novel. The 2 best things about making the climb at midnight are the lack of the typical sweltering Jamaican sun, and getting to watch the sun rise from the highest point on the island. I heard you can even see Cuba from up there, but there were clouds to the north the day I climbed.  Make sure to stop in Hagley Gap or Ness Castle to get a local guide for your hike."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Camping in Key Largo

Way back in 1996 I went camping down in lovely Key Largo.  We booked a few nights at Kings Kampground, a 55 camp site at mile marker 103.  Once we got there we fell in love with the area and especially the prices.  I don't exactly remember the but they are still VERY affordable.

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For example, if camping is not your think you can rent out a 2005 Coachman RV that sits right on the bay from $100 a night to $125 per night, not bad!   But if you do like your camping feel free to stay on one of the many sites near the water from $40 bucks a night in the summer and $50 a night in the winter.  For that price you also get use of the campgrounds amenities such as:  Private bathroom facilities with showers, full laundry facilities and the beautiful Florida bay.  Each camp site has full water and electric hookups plus picnic tables and bar-b-ques.  

We stayed two nights at a campsite and loved it all.   It's like their website states, "There is no better feeling then camping and cooking on your bar-b-que and looking over the open water of Florida Bay as the sun sets."  And it's true.  It's such a peaceful place plus it's close to local diving sites, restaurants and if you hop in the car and cruise you'll be in Key West in 2 hours.

Check them out at:

Jamaica Bikini - hey, summer is still here...

Wanna look like this?

Then buy this!

Jamaican Flag String Bikini Jamaica Swimsuit Size: 5/6

Friday, July 29, 2011

A "naked" party in Negril - today!

If you're down in Negril this weekend and have an extra $2,500 (Jamaican) laying around then scoot on over to WAVZ Negril Beach for this all inclusive beach party!  Just take photos for me to use on the blog!!!  :-D

Start:  July 29, 2011 10pm to 4am
Venue:  WAVZ Negril Beach
Address:  Negril, Jamaica
Cost:  $2,500JA (about $30US)

For more info go here: .

Affordable Beachfront Hotel - Postcard Inn

Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida comes Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach which is not to be confused with St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach is a six-mile-long island off the coast of Florida.  With flour-fine white sand and shallow Gulf of Mexico waters, the coastline is graced with mellow swells that are excellent for beginner surfers learning to ride.

(Priced from $89 per night)

When Stephen Hanson upgraded a 1950s motel into the Postcard Inn in 2009, he played off the local surf vibe:  The 196 rooms feature a mix of vintage longboards, surfing-themed photo murals, retro light fixtures, and flea market finds, ensuring that no two are alike.  The hotel also has a beachfront pool, shady courtyard, and shuffleboard and volleyball courts.  The Beachwood BBQ & Burger restaurant is notable for the gourmet spin it puts on grilled comfort food, with specials like smoked chicken glazed with apricot barbecue sauce and sprinkled with pickled jalapeƱos.

Visit them further at:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Two hot topless babes at a lake


* click to enlarge or go to our message board to see the unedited version!

Our message board:  Vacation Barefoot Message Board.

Nicki Minaj gets a fine for cussing in Jamaica

Well &@&$*!!!   Big booty star Nicki Minaj was in Montego Bay this past weekend for Reggae Sumfest when she slipped a few foul words during her performance.  Problem is is that Jamaica has a law that forbids foul language in live performances.

 Nicki Minaj performs for the first time ever in Jamaica at Reggae Sumfest 2011

So Nicki got fined $1,000 Jamaican (about $11 US).  It was paid by her attorney and off she went.  Later via Twitter she posted, "OMG!!! I swear I just had the TIME of my LIFE @ ReggaeSumFest in JAMAICA!!!!! Jamaica I fell in love tonite! WOWWW!!!!”

Hotel Bel-Air installs new cell phone tower

Iconic Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills closed down in 2009 for repairs and updating.  One of the most requested update it's high end guests often asked for was some damn cell phone reception!   Located in Stone Canyon, the reception in the hilly area wasn't always that great so they discreet installed a new cell phone tower on premises.

The hotel also had dated fabrics and non-functional bathrooms which have now been updated.  Hotel Bel-Air is a unique retreat hosting A-list actors, hard charging Hollywood agents and other VIPs.   It's sister hotel is Beverly Hills famous "The Beverly Hills Hotel."   Once back open Hollywood types can once again enjoy the hotels 12 lavishly landscaped acres that's dotted with fountains, ponds and flowers.

The Hotel Bel Air is located at 701 Stone Canyon Road in Bel Air.  Visit them at:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DR Nights Trip Report

I've had 5 guests now book trips at DR Nights and a few of them have been kind enough to e-mail me back trip reports so other guys considering going can have some war trench stories.   The latest tale from DR Nights came from Rob who traveled to DR Nights in May.   Thanks for the trip report Rob!


Hey, I'm Rob and I live in Utah.  That's all I can tell you because back in the real world I'm an office manager for a high tech company that might not appreciate my island adventures.  Either way, I booked for DR Nights back in March of 2011 and had a few months to built up anticipation for my upcoming trip.  I had a pretty decent idea of what I was getting into.  To prepare I for my vacation I did load up on Viagra, new island type outfits and pretty much nothing else.   I'm 35 years old and recently went thur a divorce so I was ready to re-enter into the dating world, the easy way.

Before I had booked I checked out the DR Nights website to check out the girls.  I had paid $115 for a 3 month membership because I really did want to see what girl I could request for my time there.  I also decided to book what they call a package #1 that got me one girl for 2 nights and 3 days.  It also put me in a "Caribe suite" which ended up being a pretty nice room with a big king size bed, minibar and a balcony.  Total damage:  $2,150 something.

After spending a few nights looking at all the photos of the girls and reading about them I decided to book my trip around a young girl named Rosa.  The site showed her as 5'3, 100 pounds and 32B-22-33.  She was young at only 18 years old, so I felt half way guilty but she was hot all the same.   I did ask myself if I should request another escort because they had about 40 to choose from, but Rosa was a hottie so I rolled the diced and booked time with her for my trip in May.  I'm a pretty fit guy and hit the gym 5 times a week so I had hoped she'd like what she saw as I look younger than I actually am. 

I flew out of Utah at 6am on a Wednesday and arrived in the islands by 1pm their time.  I flew back in time so to speak as the time zones were 3 hours behind.  All in all the trip was fine and I arrived at the airport with a van from DR Nights waiting for me with a fine Cuban cigar and Rosa who was in the van!   I liked that a lot.  The driver tossed in my luggage and Rosa and I jumped in the backseat in route to the resort.  On the hour bus ride I took in both Rosa and the beautiful countryside of the Dominican Republic.  Rosa's English is only so-so and my Spanish is only so-so, but between the 2 - we got it done.

Once we arrived we checked in and put the bags in my room.   I decided to start off slow with Rosa and go up to the main bar to order us a few drinks and snacks. I was starving after the long road trip and this meal time out was just what I needed.  A few mojitos and quesadillas later we decided to go to the pool and cool off as it was about 4pm at that time.

We went back to the room and I changed into my swim trunks and watched Rosa change from her outfit into a skimpy pink bikini.  It was my first chance to take her in in all of her glory and she was worth my wait.  I was temped to play around with her then and there but we made it to the pool where we swam for an hour or so and started to get more affectionate.

We started kissing and touching each other in the pool and decided to leave back to our room where we could hang out and and get ready for dinner that night.  Once back in our room I stripped her out of her bikini and started kissing her legs and stomach.  I'm the kind of guy that really enjoys going down on a woman so I started doing so much to her delight.  She was a tasty young thing that I spent about 20 straight mins pleasing.  Then it was my turn!   She got to work on me showing skills that I didn't expect a girl of her age to know.  After a 5 mins oral assault I had her climb on top of me and ride me to completion.   All of this within the first 4 hours of being there!

That night, then next day and night then my last day till 11am were spent drinking, eating, swimming and having a ton of personal time with Rosa.  She's a fine young lady and I'll even admit that I'm slightly jealous having to leaver her behind at DR Nights.   She's e-mailed me a few times and I may just have to go back and visit her again.  At $2,700 (with my airfare) it was a perfect 3 day get-a-way.   The resort is very nice, the girls are sexy and it's a great place for a guy to just escape and enjoy the finer things in life.  Highly recommended if you can afford it!


Check them out further at:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A cool Negril read - Banana Shout!

Since California Governor, Jerry Brown, s*#t canned my Amazon sales ability I haven't been pitching as many products.  I figured since I couldn't make money off it, then why should I?   But then I quickly remembered, I never really made any money off product sales anyway, so what the hell!   

Product Description:  Vietnam draft dodger Tavo Gripps is shanghaied, by a modern-day pirate, to a primitive Caribbean fishing village. He relies on hippie voodoo to survive among drug smugglers, the DEA, a displaced wild counterculture and a lost African tribe.

About the Author:  Mark Conklin grew up in Detroit, Michigan and has a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology. In 1973, he and his wife, Ilene, purchased property and started development of Banana Shout Resort in Negril, Jamaica, then, a remote fishing village. Currently, they reside and operate their resort there. 

Mr. Conklin offers such an intriguing view of Negril in its early days of development as a tourist town, and against the epic cold war struggle of the era which went on around it, that it makes it hard to put down once you've started reading.

Banana Shout

One readers review:  Mark Conklin has written the definitive novel of the early days of Negril, circa 1970. This novel is based on facts, and anyone who has even a passing interest in one of the more magical spots on earth will be transfixed by the adventures of Tavo Gripps and his interaction with the local people and the myriad cast of characters who founded the tourist mecca that became the 'Capital of Casual'. A really fun read that will have you both laughing out loud, and yet leave you with regret at the many things that the influx of visitors caused.

So forget you Jerry Brown, I'm still going to let my readers know about cool products.  Read more about the book here:

Prostitution in the Dominican Republic

Here's a 43 min documentary/live broadcast about prostitution in the Dominican Republic hosted by Jamel Sharrif.  It highlights prostitution in the DR in the areas of poverty.   Honestly, if you want to go to the DR and look for sex, you should really book a vacation at one of the sex resorts like

The Dominican Republic has gained a reputation of being a major destination for international sex tourism. Sex tourism is common, especially in Las Terrenas, Cabarete, Sosua, and Boca Chica. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Suspended Bath at Hotel le Seven

Check out Hotel Le Seven in Paris. If you like your hotel rooms futuristic, sexy and levitating, then you should book with them ASAP.   Hotel Le Seven is located next to the Latin Quarter, in the heart of old Paris, a bustling tourist area.  The hotel has 7 unusual looking suites, a few with “levitating furniture” and a few other rooms that feature TV's that pump out scent.

If you wanna try out this hip/trendy hotel it'll cost you around 180 Euros ($258 per night) per night, but honestly that's not bad.  Amenities include:  WiFi, 24 room service, in room breakfast and more.

Their official website:

Would Coney Island be a good spot for a nude beach?

According to a new poll released by the American Association for Nude Recreation, Coney Island, ranked in the top fifteen beaches that should allow nude sunbathing.  Currently NY has a policy that requires all visitors to wear bathing suits in all of their City parks. 

Other beaches being picked out by AANR's poll?   
 The American River in Sacramento, CA
Lake Havasu in California
Marathon Key and Key West in Florida
A section of North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii
A section of Panama City, Florida

(see the unedited photo here)

American Association for Nude Recreation, based out of Kissimmee, FL, estimates that nude travel is a $550 million global industry - up from $400 million in 2005.  Check out AANR at:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A free Ziggy Marley MP3 song, "Forward to Love"

Fans of Ziggy Marley might want to know about a free MP3 song on Amazon.  It's Ziggy's new hit "Forward to Love" off his new album, Wild and Free.   If you need help with Amazon's MP3 service you can go back to our post that was put out in February of 2011, Using Amazon to buy and upload MP3's onto your I-Phone.

Forward to Love 

Marley recorded "Wild and Free" in Los Angeles with producer Don Was and a group of musicians that includes Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Johnson; "He played with Miles Davis, and I wanted to hear Miles stories," Marley says with a laugh.   Key to the album, however, were the extensive demos that Marley made in his home studio, which he says made it easier to achieve the sound he was looking for on "Wild and Free's" 12 tracks.

Because I can...

Negril, Jamaica 2009

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Women are more likely to send naughty pics via "sexting"

The popular journal Sexuality & Culture recently put out a study that showed women are more likely to send pics via "sexting,"  The study found that two-thirds of women reported sending sexually explicit texts or photos of themselves via phone or email, while only half of the men did.

"By nature, men are known to be visually stimulated, and women are definitely visually stimulated but are known to be turned on in a creative fantasy sense.  So, I would say stereotypically, men are more interested in receiving the photos," says Amy Levine, a certified sexuality educator in New York and founder of Sex Ed Solutions

The Sexuality & Culture study surveyed more than 5,000 men and women using the dating site and found that more than two-thirds of respondents had cheated online while in a serious relationship. 

A visit to The Greenwood Great House in Jamaica

This was submitted by Steven and his wife who went to The Greenwood Great House in January of 2011. 

What is it?
Greenwood Great House is over 200 years old.   Formerly owned by the family of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, the famous English poet, Greenwood is one of the best preserved great houses on the island.  Greenwood Great House is a must-see for antique lovers and those wanting to experience a slice of 19th Century Jamaica.  Unlike many great houses in Jamaica, Greenwood has not needed to be extensively restored and is in virtually the same as it was 200 years ago.


My wife and I are historic house buffs so the Greenwood Great House tour was just what we were looking for.  Rose Hall sounded, from the reviews on Trip Advisor, as tourist/cruise ship overrun so we chose to go off the beaten track. 

Greenwood was tremendous.  Lots of old furniture, books, decorations dating back to the 1700's.  Beautiful views of the ocean from the 70 foot veranda ( it convinces you the world is round).  A knowledgeable tour guide for the two of us and our "driver" was chatting in the back yard with the owner of the private house as we completed our tour. 

(old school record player)

The co-owner wife who took our $14 per person gave no indication that, in addition to collecting tour money and running a small bar, she was also a co-owner.  All in all a wonderful house, grand tour, we loved it.  $70 dollars round trip for the ride plus the admission.  It was nice to get off the Sandals Royal Caribbean compound and see some sites.

Visit them at:

Friday, July 22, 2011

A rum review - Angostura 1919 Rum

Real rum is supposed to taste like Angostura 1919, which is a little smoky (because it's aged for at least eight years in charred bourbon barrels), kinda sweet (it's distilled from sugar-cane molasses), and not at all what you remember rum tasting like.  It's more authentic!   Angostura 1919 Rum is a product of Trinidad (same as 10 Cane) that's been aged for 8 years by the time they bottle it up. 

(priced around the $30 mark)

The corked bottle itself is very handsome and it shows off the clarity of the rum.  Once you uncork this baby the area around you will soon fill up with an intoxicating scent of vanilla and caramel.   Upon pouring your rum into a glass it'll shine pale gold and trail thin legs that soon drip back down from the sides of the glass with the rest of the rum.

The rum on your palate oozes with the vanilla and caramel but now it'll also introduces your taste buds to new floral tones.   Because of the floral tones it takes some time to get used to the taste as they can push the other flavors aside.  After getting used to the taste, each sip will bring new appreciation for this authentic tasting rum.

Check them out further at:

Adrianne Curry goes topless tanning!

Adrianne Curry, the first winner of the reality television series America's Next Top Model, went topless tanning this weekend in Florida.  The 28-year-old model took to Twitter on Sunday to show off her assets - as she posted two topless tanning shots on the social messaging site.

Follow her for yourself at: .

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strawberry Hill in Jamaica - a review

This luxury mountain retreat is built in plantation style: a 19th-century house in its own gardens surrounded by a cluster of cottages and villas with wide verandahs and attractive louvred windows.  The restaurant focuses on locally-sourced, “new Jamaican” cuisine, and the spa offers a choice of relaxing treatments.  The 12 Georgian-style cottages are built on 26 acres of picturesque Blue Mountains land.   

At 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa offers a mix of rich Jamaican heritage balanced by healthy conscious living.   Guests that have stayed there rate it very high saying things like...

"The grounds are simply breathtaking! One of the most spectacular views I have witnessed."


"Strawberry Hill is truly a wonderful resort perched in the clouds above Kingston.  Stunning views of the capital, especially at night."

Other people have also noted a few bad things about the resort including:  The level of maintenance is lacking, service is slow and you might hear noise from parties in nearby houses.   But all in all most people that visit Stawberry Hill leave happy with the service and location.  Most of them seem to like the views the best.  The infinity pool overlooks Kingston.

Where:  New Castle Road, Irish Town- Google Map

How much:  Doubles from US$250 per night, which includes decent meals



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bikini Team goes Snorkeling at Hedonism II

In this clip we have Lisa Morales interviewing the Girls of the Jamaican Me Crazy Bikini Team about their snorkeling adventures in Negril, Jamaica!   If you're a fan of watching thong bikini's in the warm waters of Bloody Bay, then this clip is FOR YOU!

A lot of the girls in this video were also a part of our past post, Bodypainting at Hedo II.  The girls will be back in late October/early November so you can see them live at Hedonism II in Negril if you like.

BONUS LINKBody Painted Pajama Party.

Pirates at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

If you dig pirates and you're in the Denver area the National Geographic has an exhibit you'll wanna check out.  It all ends August 21st, 2011 so you better hurry to cash in on the pirate booty that awaits you!   Explore more than 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Whydah -- the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters.

The Whydah, a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago, was sank in a fierce storm on April 26, 1717 taking legendary pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy and the majority of his crew with it.   Since it's been recovered you'll now be able to explore treasure chests of gold coins, jewelry, cannons, pistols, knives, and a life-size replica of the ship's stern that visitors can board!   Arrrghhhh!

The Whydah started off as a slave ship when it was launched in 1715 from London.  It was a three-masted ship of galley-style design, measuring 105 feet in length, rated at 300 tons of cargo, and could travel at speeds up to 13 knots (14.95 mph).   In late February of 1717 the Whydah was cruising the Windward Passage between Cuba and Hispaniola when it was attacked by pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy.

(real pirate booty)

 The wreck of the Whydah was rediscovered in 1984 by underwater explorer Barry Clifford (relying heavily on the 1717 map that Southack drew of the wreck's location).  Now it's findings are on a tour of the US at exhibitions.  It's in Denver now but if you miss it there you'll find it next up in New York.

Check out their cool website at:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Colorado woman accused of groping TSA agent

A 61-year-old woman from Colorado is facing Federal charges because she turned the tables and groped a TSA at Phoenix's international airport on Friday.   Phoenix police say irritate passenger is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday afternoon at an airport checkpoint.  

TSA staff say the woman refused to be go through passenger screening and became argumentative before she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands.  Police were called and say she admitted grabbing the TSA agent and continued to argue with officers before she was arrested.

She was released on Friday from jail where the charges will be dealt with another day.

UPDATE:  The woman accused of grabbing a breast of an airport security screener in Phoenix, Yukari Miyamae, will not face felony charges of sexual abuse, according to the Maricopa County Attorney.

Free online golf - World Golf Tour

I found this golf game on some other website while I was surfing around.  Being the amateur golfer that I am I decided to click on the site after reading it was a "Free Golf Game."   Well, it was free and pretty cool!   Take your choices of golfing Congressional, Oakmont, Kiawah Island and more.

(find your truly at the game under player, "laglazer")

You can also talk your buddies to getting online and you can play them, even if you're in LA and your buddy is in Texas.  Check out the game at:

No, it ain't the same as getting to travel to all of these cool spots and hitting the real links, but hey, at least it's free!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Travel Alaska by train - way cool

This is a trip I'd really enjoy doing.  Sure, it's not my normal vacation wish list of the sunny Caribbean but think about our Nation's largest state by train.   Forget about a cruise to Alaska, this is how you see the countryside of the Last Frontier.    

Each year about 3 million people visit Alaska but over 60% of them do it via a cruise ship.  I got nothing against that, that'd be cool too.  But there's something romantic about taking a nice train ride thru the country's wild backwoods.   But train ridership is picking up, this year the Alaska Railroad reported it's business is up 10% over this time last year.   

Alaska Railroad, the last full-service railway in the USA, cuts through 470 miles of Alaskan wilderness, punctuated by the occasional appearance of moose, sheep, bear and other wildlife.   They offer different routes prices starting off from $49.  Price list:

(the average speed is 38 mph - top speed is 65mph)

    Current routes include

The Coastal Classic winds its way south from Anchorage along Turnagain Arm before turning south to the Kenai Peninsula, eventually reaching Seward. This 114-mile (183 km) journey takes around four and a half hours due to some slow trackage as the line winds its way over the mountains.

    The Glacier Discovery provides a short (2 hour) journey south from Anchorage to Whittier for a brief stop before reversing direction for a stop at Grandview before returning to Anchorage in the evening.

    The Hurricane Turn provides rail service to people living between Talkeetna and the Hurricane area. This area has no roads, and the railroad provides the lifeline for residents who depend on the service to obtain food and supplies. One of the last flag-stop railway routes in the United States, passengers can board the Hurricane Turn anywhere along the route by waving a large white flag or cloth.

    The Aurora is available in winter months (September 15 - May 15) on a reduced weekend schedule (Northbound, Saturday mornings; Southbound, Sunday mornings) between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It is a 12 hour ride and departs at 8:15 a.m.

    The Denali Star runs from Anchorage to Fairbanks (12 hours one-way) and back with stops in Talkeetna and Denali National Park, from which various flight and bus tours are available. Although the trip is only about 356 miles (573 km), it takes 12 hours to travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks as the tracks wind through mountains and valleys; the train's top speed is 59 miles per hour but sometimes hovers closer to 30 miles per hour.

Check them out further on their website:

A chick dancing in a hotel window

 Secret Moneii is a model out of....well, I have no clue!   I can't find much on this tattoo'ed model but I can share this clip with you where she decided to dance in front of a hotel window for whatever reason.  Works for us!

To try learn more about her:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A cool site with old photos from Jamaica

Here's a site with a lot of cool photographs and drawings from early Jamaica including this sketch of Kingston in 1836.  Plus more modern photos such as this sign at the Appleton Factory warning any wandering goats will be curried!

(Jamaica in 1576)

Popular Atlantis resort launches fall super sale

It's not very often that an upscale resort offers $99 rooms, especially when it's popular Atlantis located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  The resorts marine habitats with sharks, waterpark, casino and multiple other amusements draw the wealthy, celebs & star athletes.

Last week, Atlantis announced a $99-a-night room sale.  From Aug. 21-Oct. 31, rooms can be booked for about $150 when taxes, fees and mandatory gratuities are factored in.  Booking deadline is July 24, 2011 according to the resort.  It is not high season, and there is always the chance of a hurricane or tropical storm that time of year.  Usual rates for similar rooms start around $280.

There is fine print. Stays must be Sunday - Wednesday nights (slow times), and only certain rooms are included. To book your reservations: visit them online at

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Denied e-cigarette, unruly flier pelts attendant with peanuts

What happens when a nicotine craving airline passenger gets denied his fix?  He goes nuts, literately!  A Southwest Airlines passenger was arrested Monday July 11th on charges that he hurled bags of peanuts and pretzels at a flight attendant.  The man apparently was upset the attendant refused to allow him to use an "electronic cigarette" on the flight.  According to reports, Pogos Paul Sefilian, 42, of Sandy, Utah, became "combative" over the issue while on Southwest Flight 188 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.

The incident appeared to begin when Sefilian started using his "e-cigarette" after boarding the plane.  The attendant asked him to put it away and informed him it could not be used on the plane. That apparently did not sit well with Sefilian.  Next up Sefilian argued with the flight attendant, but stowed the device, according to the complaint.  But after takeoff, he pulled it out and became enraged when the attendant again asked him to put it away.

The Associated Press cites the complaint as saying:  "Later in the flight, (Sefilian) began to throw peanuts and pretzels at the flight attendant."  He also target the cockpit door with his snack attack.
The FBI was waiting for Sefilian when the plane landed in Utah.  He was arrested and charged with interfering with a flight crew.  He was being held in a Utah jail Wednesday pending a detention hearing on Thursday, according to AP.

Hedonism II After Dark

All we need for this video is to cue in the tree frog of Hedo, found here:  I'm not sure who took all of these pics but I'm glad they did.  I've always said Hedo II is so cool at night with it's lights, the tree frogs and the music beating in the background.

The ladies dress up all sexy and the guys are happy to take in the sights with a drink in hand.  Oh man do I have DIF.  I better book a trip!

Friday, July 15, 2011

JetBlue's 'Carmageddon flights' SOLD OUT!

With "Carmageddon" hitting Los Angeles this weekend JetBlue decided to help out.  For $4 each way, including taxes and fees, JetBlue promised to help L.A. residents fly over the expected congestion while getting from one side of the metro area to the other.  The roughly 40-mile flights are scheduled for 45 minutes -- with most of that "flight time" presumably coming while taxiing on the ground.

But according the Los Angeles Times, the tickets sold out within hours.  For the rest of us, we either better stay at home or plan on sitting in your car for hours on end.  JetBlue's spokeswoman, Allison Steinberg, told The Press-Telegram, "It's our shortest flight ever."  

Check out the actual deal on JetBlue's website at:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mirage's topless-optional pool Bare is in full swing!

Vegas has a lot of topless pools, but at most you really don't find that many topless women.  Enter in Bare Pool over at Mirage.  Reports out of Sin City have the women topless daily at the pool.  Recently you would have seen a dancing-drinking bachelorette-esque party, all donning just bikini bottoms.

Also seen recently lounging about the pool's edges, was a husband/boyfriend rubbed lotion onto his wife/girlfriend's exposed boobies.  It's a hard-hard-knock-knock life!

BONUS:  topless chicks at Bare:  one, two and three.

Then in the main pool (and the smaller pool) a few topless women, and others in full bikinis, flirted with men chilling poolside with drinks in hands.  So far no female celebrities have shed their tops at Bare. But Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Khloe Kardashian and Gretchen Rossi have all been reported to have been at Bare.

  • Hours:
    Thursday through Monday
    11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Admission:
    Men: $20 Sunday through Thursday
    $40 Friday and Saturday
    Women: $10 daily
    Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID
 Visit their website at:

A United frequent-flier hits 10 million miles

You think YOU travel a lot.  Out of Chicago comes a automotive sales consultant who's flown over 10,000,000 miles with United Airlines.  This is an actual confirmed amount.  He's been with United Airlines for the last 29 years flying an average of 340,000 miles a year.  

The frequent flyer, Tom Stuker, hit the 10 mil milestone July 9th somewhere above the cornfields of Iowa on United Flight 942 from Los Angeles to Chicago.  Upon landing in Chicago Stuker got a special celebration with United Continental CEO Jeff Smisek, and other airline bigwigs, on hand to congratulate him. 

 * photo credit to AP

What does get in return for his loyalty to United?   For starters, he's earned 50 million "redeemable" miles - a total that's been padded with elite bonuses.   United also states that whenever Stuker calls United reservations, "all he has to say is 'Hi.' The agent on the other end of the line will immediately recognize who is calling and take special care" of him.

He's also been awarded with a commemorative book listing every United flight he's flown since he joined the frequent-flier program.   Good job Tom!

Yaris Sanchez plays at the beach

23 year old Dominican model, Yaris Sanchez, was featured on this blog back in April when she was featured in Smooth Girl Magazine that was shot in Jamaica.  Now we caught her playing on the beach in her homeland of the Dominican Republic...

* click any photo to enlarge it

(she's 5'4 and 140 pounds - 34D-26-44)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Honduras protects sharks in all its waters

Endangered sharks are finding more sanctuaries. Honduras has announced that commercial shark fishing will be banned from its 92,665 square miles (240,000 square kilometers) of national waters. Honduras says the ban, which follows a moratorium on shark fishing, will bring in tourism revenue and preserve the marine environment. 

Around the world, shark populations have been decimated by overfishing. In fact some shark populations have fallen by over 90% in the past few decades.  A recent study in the Pacific nation of Palau found that a single reef shark is worth an estimated $1.9 million in tourism revenue over its life span. Killed for consumption the shark is worth $108. Therefore the shark is worth 17,000 times more alive than dead, not including other ecosystem services beyond tourism.

 Honduras President Lobo Sosa signed the legislation on Roatan Island.

Another rum review - Vizcaya VXOP

One of these days, I think I need to write an article on which I judge various rums based on nothing more than their packaging.  It might sound silly, but in truth packaging can tell you quite a lot about a rum.

Moving on... Vizcaya VXOP is a Dominican Republic rum that's corked and will cost you around $33 a bottle when you can find it here in the US.  It's fairly new to our market but being well revived as a dark tasty rum.  Like 10 Cane it's made with the first pressing of sugar instead of using molasses.  It's aged 8 years and after it comes out of the wooden barrels that formerly held bourbon, it's shipped out across the globe.

In the glass:  Light to medium caramel with honey and yellow overtones.

On the nose:  Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft, flowing, sweet very delicate caramel.  A hint of butterscotch cookie chips.  From the aroma, seems like this will be yielding and sweet.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact showing lots more flavors than the pleasant but straightforward nose suggested.  Along with the very clean sugar cane, there is a very light and sweet citrus.  The taste is layered and creamy, and the finish slowly wicks away to a perfect vanishing point

Overall, it delivers an excellent sipping experience, and at $40 and under in the US, is bargain priced too.  If you are looking for a rum on the sweet side of excellent, I'd encourage you to seek this rum out.  But please, sip it neat, Vizcaya VXOP is far too refined to waste in a mixer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saving beach/pool chairs at a resort

It's an age old problem at travel resorts across the globe.  People who get up early to save a spot on the beach or near the pool, by putting their belongings on the chairs then often times they don't even come back for hours to even use the spot while others suffer.

There's often times no real rules.  Resorts hope that their guests will follow basic etiquette but it's always a problem.   Should there be a time limit on how long you can be away from your chairs with your stuff on it?  30 mins?  60 mins?

IMHO, in my humble opinion, I think it's rude.  Everyone at a resort pays an equal share, for anyone to just dump their stuff on a chair and leave for a few hours is nothing short of hogging a space.  But the problem becomes THEY get all pissy when you move their stuff after then finally come out.

Hedonism II in Negril has a new towel policy.  This policy has kept the chair hogging problems down recently as people are less willing to save chairs with personal belongings or non-plentiful towels.

Vote below, how long should someone leave items before the chair is "free game?"

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