Antigua Romance

“Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.” – Kelly Clarkson

It was a quiet evening on Ffryes Bay, just around dusk, when the bright, sunny day slowly turns to a balmy, tropical night. The ocean and sky were painted in pretty pastels and the lazy waves were rolling to shore, whispering sweet nothings my way. The sand was soft and soothing beneath my feet, now cool without the sun’s touch. It was the picture perfect scene of beauty and tranquility.

There were two young lovers down the beach, enjoying sunset together in this wonderful paradise. The words they exchanged could not be heard but the love and romance they shared could be felt in the air, thick like the day’s humidity. My eyes were drawn to them and my mind wandered contentedly. My heart was filled with feelings of happiness and bliss that were softly radiating up the beach.

And then, he got down on one knee. The atmosphere was instantly charged with electricity, and a sense of excitement and anticipation filled the air. This was it, this was the moment she waited for her whole life, and the moment that he had so carefully planned…the moment they engaged to share their life together. This was the moment of their dreams.

Engagement @FFryes Beach, Antigua

She said “YES!” and they embraced each other in celebration (the moment captured in this photo). I wanted to give them privacy but could no longer contain my happiness; I hooted and hollered my congratulations. I was able to experience this truly magical moment, with them, through them, right from my spot down the beach. It is the only engagement I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness in person.

I don’t know who they are. I don’t even know what they look like. All that I know is I’m grateful to have been a part of this special occasion, and I wish them the continued love and joy they shared that day.

Do you know somebody who got engaged at a beach on Antigua on 11/29/2016? This story is about them! Let’s share and see if the happy couple is married now!

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F ‘in $avings on Travel! (1 of 5)

 “You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ” – Eugene Fodor

The most frequent question I get asked…how do I afford all of my trips? People have the misconception you need to be wealthy to travel. That is not the case, but it might take a little more effort and some great travel advice from IslanDish. 🙂

I’m talking about the F ‘in Savings, people!! Anybody who is traveling on a modest budget, who wants to save money, or who wants the to make the most of their trip should be familiar with my three F’s.

FLEXIBILITY – dates/times, destinations, modes of travel, legwork

FLIGHTS – airlines, airports, booking methods, travel style

FOOD – kitchens, self-catering, carry-ons, local eats

I will explore these F’s individually and in-depth in upcoming segments of this series. Within each category, there are a number of factors to consider that will help you maximize your money and your vacation. You will want to thank me for showing you the F ‘in $avings on Travel! Stay tuned…

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The Islandish Way

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Thank you for liking my islanDish page! My heart belongs in the islands and my passion is to experience them all.  I love to explore the beaches, history, landmarks, communities, activities, foods, culture and customs…the unique flavor and vibe that make each island so special!

My travel portfolio currently consists of 28 islands with the perspective of three generations – baby boomer, millennial, and today’s youth. I specialize in traveling on a modest budget with set parameters ($500/pp for travel, $175/night for lodging) in self-catering accommodations, whether at a resort or private property. I also have experience with all-inclusive vacations, though they are not my preferred way to travel.

My @islanDish travel page is an outlet for my passion, a way to share my knowledge and participate in the social conversation about all “islandish” things. Hope you enjoy my posts and my shares…and my love for the islands!!

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