Here at Longweekendlife.com we try our hardest to inspire you to abandon the “norm” or everyday home decorating and turn your home and life into a never ending Tropical vacation and lifestyle. If you are one of the many who are drawn to this lifestyle it is easy to surround yourself with things that carry you away to your favorite islands and places, so that you feel like you are on vacation every day.
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The legend of the Hawiian shirt starts with it not even being called a Hawiian shirt ironically. Originally called the Aloha shirt and created in the 1930’s in Waikki the first versions were created out of leftover kimono cloth. The local newspaper caught onto the fad and coined the term Aloha shirt. Ellery Chun the creator of the shirts immediately trademarked the name and ran advertisements for them in 1935.
We are off on a hunt from time to time. Usually not to find anything in particular, but just to find that “one thing” for all of us or for each of us that will remind us of the vacation we just had, or place we just visited. It may be in a beach shop, it might be something we found on the beach itself. The trick is to keep an open mind and get creative. depending on the trip or area one word, symbol, landmark, or item can sum up a whole vacation.
With summer here and four kids at home it is always a good time to find something to keep them occupied and have some fun as a family while living our long weekend life. If we want to be able to relax and enjoy our time together activity is imperative for the kids so they are not “bored”.
“Staycations”, are they worth it or not? First let’s define a “staycation” as it is a relatively new term being thrown around because of the economy. A “staycation” is a vacation of sorts only you find new things to do and see in the area around your hometown. It could be an overnight trip or a one tank trip but for the most part a “staycation” is exactly how it sounds.
To cruise or not to cruise that is the question. With so many choices and cruise lines out there the choices are almost endless…..or are they? Cruising has been getting a bad rap lately with news stories of sinking boats, virus outbreaks, passengers coming up missing, staff stealing mobile phones and more. So why would someone WANT to go on a cruise? The answer is simple, it allows you to see a number of ports and places for a cheaper price often than if you visited each place individually. Not only that but it is mostly an all inclusive vacation with meals and most activities included.
Sometimes living the long weekend life and escaping to the islands is as easy as booting up your Mac or PC…..but you already knew that or you wouldn’t be here. When you feel the urge to go fishing or explore an island cave, maybe talk to a hippie or two, build a boat, do the limbo, eat some coconut all you need to do is visit Margaritaville Online.
For all you Parrot Heads and Parrot Head wanna be’s there is a way to be wastin away again just by visiting Facebook or firing up your iPad or iPhone. THQ and exploding Barrel games have teamed with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville brand to create the ultimate island game. With a loose story line based on Jimmy’s famous songs to follow you can unlock new adventures and quests to do everything from build boats to finding scattered pieces of a magical harmonica that has been broken by a evil monkey.
There is a legend in Paradise that most claim is true, but only the participants know for sure. It is the kind of legend past down through generations and that songs are written about. It involves a small Island, a couple of lost sailors and a restaurant on that small island.But like any legend it depends on where you read it or who you hear it from as to what the true story is.
Summer and the long weekend life have begun. This means it’s time for a summer playlist. Those songs you will have playing in the background as you hang out at the beach or dance the warm summer nights away. Depending on your musical tastes here are a few new song suggestions for the beach to have handy on your iPod or MP3 player.
It was time to hop in the car and get away from it all again. Mental health retreats I call them. I need them from time to time…..ok maybe weekly or sometimes two or three times a week depending on how bad it is. Fortunately I live in an area where within 45 minutes to 2 hours I can be at some of the best beaches in the world. Yes even Key West, if I take a super fast catamaran ride that only runs when the weather is good. This time I needed to go somewhere that many of my friends and even my own daughters had been to without me. It was time to Hit Boca Grande and see for myself why everyone seems to love this beach.