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06/26/2011

No Shirt. No Shoes. No Problem.

When trying to get away for a vacation, there is no better spot than Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands have a very laid back personality that meshes well with a vacationer trying to get away from the stresses of every day work. When visiting the Cayman Islands, I don't even bring a watch because time really doesn't matter. A common slogan at many places in Cayman is "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem." This plays into the laid back feeling of the island. 

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Often times when you ask a local for help or order food at a restaurant, the response you get is "no problem, Mon!" Meetings, reservations, and even store hours are approximate times, but it is very standard to be 15, 20, even 45 minutes late because you are on "Cayman Time."

The island has a very laid back philosophy and personality, which allows travelers to completely unwind and relax. The feeling is contagious as soon as you walk off the plane, you can sense that your vacation is going to be full of stress-free relaxation. 

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A common song that is played in the Cayman Islands is the famous Bob Marley song that goes like this, "Don't worry...About a thing...Cuz every little thing...is gonna be alright." These lyrics are so accurate when describing the Cayman Islands. 

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If you are looking for a place where you can unwind, relax, and enjoy your vacation--there is no better place to visit than Grand Cayman.

06/05/2011

Starry Starry Starfish: Hidden Beauty in the North Sound

When people talk about trips to the North Sound, you often hear them rave about stingray city, the reef, and the coral gardens. All three of these stops are beautiful and staples of any snorkel trip in Grand Cayman. However, a hidden gem in the North Sound is the obscure area that has hundreds of beautiful starfish of all sizes. It might be worth the visit for some amazing photo opportunities.

The area  is about 10-15 feet deep, which makes it a fairly simple dive down to pick up the live starfish that are living at the bottom of the sea. They come in all different sizes and although you can not take them home with you, you can play with them and feel their unique texture. 

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So if you ever visit Grand Cayman and go on a North Sound snorkel trip, make sure to ask your captain if he can swing by the Starfish area. You won't be disappointed.