Welcome to Worldwide Adventurer

This Blog is dedicated to anyone who longs to travel the world over and share their experiences with all those who want to do the same. I will share with you my adventures, both good and not-so-good, from boring to exhilirating, and what I would like to have on my Bucket List. Won't you do the same?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Favorite island

Out of all the Caribbean islands I have visited, St. Bart's was my fave.... It was everything you picture a tropical island to be. Beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, gentle breezes to keep you cool, palm trees and colorful tropical plants to add some dramatic colors to any scene.

The town of Gustavia had that European panache that makes me want to go back again some day.Even if it is only for a day or two. If you have been there you know exactly what I am talking about.

It's not the Jersey shore, or Jones Beach, or even Hilton Head, or Malibu. It was something more....way more.

Gustavia, I miss you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Yes Jimmy Buffett fans it was the ultimate Cheeseburger(in paradise). The bar/grill was named Le Select and this is the place that Jimmy had his famous Cheeseburger in Paradise that called for a song named in its honor....Eat you hear out McDonalds, Burger king, Wendy's,etc,etc.....

It was a real hole in the wall kind of place. Open air, windows/doors floor to ceiling , pictures and memorabilia from Jimmy Buffett was everywhere. The outside area was out back and surrounded by a fence. People just sitting around drinking Red stripes, mixed drinks(probably with rum), and enjoying a great burger.....Truly laid back island style.

I used to have a t-shirt from it but it was thrown out a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....It is all just a memory now. But at least I still have the fond memory of being there.

Till next time, adios.....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

St. Barts

St. Bart's.
The one place in this world that I have to get back to before my time is up. It was everything that you would expect of a Caribbean island and then some. The St. Jean side of the island had a beautiful bay with white sand beaches, palm trees, and some great beach bars to just lounge around ,soak up some rays, enjoy a rum drink, and watch the scenery.....

I remember taking a ride to the St. Jean side(beach and bay)  driving over a very narrow, twisting, turning road past the airport. The airport is known for its very short runway . The planes have to come in so low that it looks like the cars have to literally duck to get out of their way on their landing approach. If you have a convertible you may be able to count the rivets on the underside of the wing....really.

Well, that just about recounts my one and only day on beautiful St.Bart's. However I did have lunch at a very special bar/pub and that will be my next blog.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who really reads this?

I guess being so new to this "blogging" thing I am not sure who reads these entries, if anyone reads them at all. As I look at other "blogs" I am amazed when I see one that looks totally lame and they have a ton of followers listed. I have seen  "blogs" about painted plates, religious convictions, clothes, shoes,being an expatriate,pottery, being a homemaker, etc, etc,etc.....Tons of comments and followers..what's up with that?

I guess what I am getting at is how do I build up my travel adventure blog....That is  the question that I am constantly asking myself. Maybe I will figure it out one day soon. I'll wake up one morning and it will hit me like the proverbial flash of light.That light bulb will turn on, kind of like what you see in cartoons with a shining bulb above the main character's head....(ala Charlie Brown)

Well, tomorrow we'll get back to posting travel adventures, but tonight was just a little rambling.......

Monday, December 6, 2010

St. Barts.......

I can honestly say that up to this point in my life I had never seen a more picturesque harbor than Gustavia's.There were small boats of all types at anchor. The sailboats especially made this seem more like a movie set than reality.

After we left the beauty and serenity of Gustavia we journeyed to the other side of St. Barts, the side where the beach was the star. And a bright star she was. Aglow in a mix of tropical sunshine,cream colored sand, and a turquoise blue bay, the beach beckoned all to visit, if only for the day.

I remember this little beach bar where we sipped on a tropical rum drink in between our dives into the crystal blue water.  It was as if Jimmy Buffett himself should have been there playing his guitar, sipping on a fine shot of tequila , and singing to a small  beachcomber audience. It was what I think of when my mind wanders into the Caribbean......more coming soon!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gustavia:My One Particular Harbor

Gustavia, St. Bart's.....Its memory still brings back the beauty of what I think the Caribbean stands for. The Poly's launches(small boats) ferried us passengers back and forth to all the islands we visited. But none has given me more fond memories than this island and its capital and port, Gustavia.

 Both French and Swedish influences abound on  St. Barts. From the French style police(gendarmes) to the tiny European cars, European architecture,and to the beautiful beaches where skin is in. St. Barts was a welcoming touch of Europe in the Caribbean. After getting our passports stamped by the gendarmes(police) we headed off to explore the town and all it offered.

The scent of a bakery filled the air as we walked down one of the streets to visit the shops that beckoned the tourists. A small delivery van sat parked on the street that looked as if it just came out of an episode of one of the Bourne movies. It surely was not a Ford, Chevy, or even a Nissan.
I do not know what brand it was but it looked very Parisian!

After visiting Gustavia we headed off in a taxi to visit some of the beautiful beaches that St. Bats is known for. We will pick it up from here tomorrow.