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Beach Bummin’ it

Beach bummin’ it in the Caribbean has been the ultimate relaxation.  What is not to love – you have the critical elements:  sea, sand and sun.  Throw in spunky guys carrying a tray of cool, refreshing drinks, and it’s golden! What do you consider the essentials of beach bummin’?  Beach Bum Paradise suggests that being a beach bum is a state of mind.  Perhaps a lifestyle many aspire to.  After all, plane loads of people traveling to the Caribbean every day can’t be wrong!

How do you see yourself beach bummin’ it?  For me – the key elements of sea, sand and sun usually come together in November in the form of a mini escape from the impending Canadian winter!  Don’t get me wrong – I love the snow, and life without winter just isn’t the same!  Many years of living in Australia taught me that “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” piping through the shopping mall sound system should correspond to long sleeves and covered shoes!  Walking around in flip flops and a t-shirt just doesn’t say Christmas wonderland to me! An idyllic day spent relaxing on the beach generally starts with making sure to have a lounge chair in a great spot.  Pull it up to have the feet dangling in the water – even better!  Add in a good book and I am in heaven.  I can spend the entire day going between book and swimming, trips to the bar for the necessary refreshments (after all, one must stay hydrated – thank you to my spunky barman for the the awesome Pina Colada’s!)  Interspersed with all this activity – a couple good naps under a palm tree.  The lifestyle of the beach bum certainly sounds brilliant for recharging those batteries! What about water sports?  Does the true lounge lizard embark on such activities?  My preferred activities in the water include floating, splashing and swimming.  No stress to be had when having a total R&R on the beach.

For those days when floating isn’t enough, there is always an array of water sports available, including kayaking, paddle boating and sailing on the catamarans.

I, for one, am unable to sit still for too long, and love to get out there – as long as I am still on the water I am happy!  What are your favourite beach bummin’ activities?  My recent stay at the Grand Palladium saw my beach bummin’ ways mixed with outings to Dunn’s River Falls, Negril and watching stunning sun sets at the end of the day.  One week is never enough!

Looking forward to many Novembers of bummin’ it on the beach!


About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!


11 thoughts on “Beach Bummin’ it

  1. Anita, your Jamaica posts are driving me crazy! As a fellow Canadian (but one who doesn’t love snow) I could SO use a tropical vacation right now. I have pretty much the same beach bum style as you – Read. Splash. Drink. Repeat. Sigh… maybe next year!

    Posted by Jessica @ Shhh Mommy's Blogging | November 28, 2011, 2:03 pm
    • I am glad to see you share the same philosophy – I think it is a good one! May try a little more adventure next year!!! (But then again, by November, R&R will be such a huge priority! Will have to wait til then!)

      Posted by Anita Mac | November 28, 2011, 2:38 pm
  2. I’m with you 100%!
    Looks like the waiter was about to lose his tray of drinks!

    Posted by PC PHOTO | November 28, 2011, 3:12 pm
  3. Now that’s an idyllic vacation! Your photos are an amazing visual story to compliment your words. Great post!!

    Posted by Steve | November 28, 2011, 5:26 pm
  4. Sounds totally fantastic. I’m happy that you are having such a memorable time.

    Posted by Karen | November 28, 2011, 9:54 pm
  5. Sounds like my ideal lifestyle. It’s a goal I aspire to and one day I will get there. Thanks for sharing, those pictures were needed, especially on a cold and snowy day like today here in Indiana. I’m ready to escape! 🙂

    Posted by f-stop mama | November 29, 2011, 6:10 pm
  6. Now THAT’S what I call a vacation!! Sign me up! Oops, there I go, drooling on my keyboard again… Cheers!

    Posted by Hermionejh | November 29, 2011, 9:27 pm


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