Nandana Villa  - “Nandana” (which means Paradise in the ancient tongue of Sanskrit) is a newly completed large luxury estate on a secluded beach near West End, Grand Bahama. This luxurious and exceedingly private villa compound is a fully staffed, island home specifically created for intimate gatherings of up to twelve family members or friends. Nandana goes beyond the traditional villa vacation by providing guests with a wide range of luxury resort services, amenities and activities. These include gourmet cuisine, on-site masseuse and full spa services, 120′ infinity pool, Jacuzzi, Jet Skis, ATV’s, 18-hole golf course, beach volleyball and more. World-class offshore fishing, as well as outstanding bonefishing grounds are mere minutes from the dock at Nandana.  It really doesnt get any better than Nandana for the discriminating fisherman. watch video

Talk about remote and exclusive - Rainbow King Lodge, with its private access to thousands of acres of premiere fishing grounds, is the place.  Whether it's giant Rainbows, monster Kings, tackle busting Sockeye, or even doormat size Halibut, RKL will get you to the fish.  Rainbow King Lodge provides individuals a truly unique fishing experience in the wild environments of Alaska where great catches are a daily occurrence. The lodge provides guests access to secret fishing spots producing some of the finest specimens of fish you could ever hope to catch. With access to professional fishing equipment, al you have to worry about is casting your line and reeling in your next trophy!  Accompanied byprofessional and knowledgable guides, you'll be taken to where the best fishing can be found along rivers, streams and lakes located across 70,000 acres of privately leased upland territory.  watch video

Schooner Wharf -  The Schooner Wharf was originally located on the Schooner Diamante, the bar moved ashore, where the top shelf liquor was kept in the top drawer of a filing cabinet! The bar has evolved into a very special place over the years. It has added a second-floor deck with a beautiful view of the classic yachts of Key West's Historic Seaport.  Although it has become a favorite of visiting celebrities, the bar has never lost the rustic charm and warmth that has made it the saloon of choice.  Pull up a barstool, order an ice-cold beer and strike up a conversation with the person next to you. You'll never cease to be amazed by the characters you meet at Schooner Wharf Bar. And be sure to say hi to owner Evalena Worthington, the most inviting hostess you'll ever meet.

Captain Champ Smith introduced us to Chad Shores the owner of Finz while we were fishing in Charleston

The menu at this local bar and grill focuses on fresh seafood, fish and shrimp tacos, tapas, salads, specialty sandwiches, burgers, homemade bleu cheese chips, and wraps. They offer daily specials that range from lamb osso bucco to grilled steaks. A great sports bar with 6 beers on tap, an outside patio that's dog friendly, and live music. Great times and great people abound. Owner Chad even guides offshore fishing trips. Finz Bar and Grill 440 W. Coleman Blvd. - Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 654-7296

While fishing with Joe Shute in Atlantic Beach, NC we visitied Circa 81.

Focusing on providing their guests with a great dining experience is what Circa 81 is all about. Using some of the best ingredients from local providers, Circa 81 takes pride in offering a true farm / sea to table menu. Owner Clarke Merrell's goal is for Circa 81 to provide creative, quality, delicious food in a beautiful setting. Offering small plates that are perfect for passing around the table in true tapas style, our dishes are meant to inspire and engage our diners. So, start a conversation, relax and enjoy a fresh take on cuisine. Visit Circa 81 at 4650 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557. 252.648.8300 or email Clarke at

La Siesta Resort - Mile Marker 80.5 U.S. Highway 1 - Islamorada Florida

Every now and then you just seem to stumble upon a hidden gem. We drove up and down Highway 1 for two and a half hours one night just looking for a clean, reasonably priced place to lay our heads. It was dark when we finally pulled into La Siesta. A quick look at the room showed us that it was not only clean, but impeccably maintained and comfortable. When we woke up the next morning we knew we were on to something special. Check out this island paradise.  Watch Video

Island Grill
provides the perfect Florida Keys dining experience. It serves up an extensive menu of fresh Florida Keys seafood, outdoor and indoor waterfront seating and nightly entertainment. Their oceanfront beach bar is the perfect location for an afternoon cocktail or relaxing meal. Isand Grill is located oceanside at mile marker 85 in the heart of Islamorada on the south end of the Snake Creek Bridge. Come by land or sea, as the Island Grill is one of the few Islamorada restaurants offering easily accessible boat dockage for their guests

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- 14200 U.S. Highway 1 - Juno Beach - Florida

A comprehensive sea turtle rehabilitation facility and museum complete with its own staff of doctors and nurses. Loggerhead is a state of the art facility featuring an operating and emergency room just for sea turtles. It's a fascinating place to visit and there are always new patients with new stories. The staff is welcoming and happy to give tours to visitors of all ages.  Watch Video

Whenever we are in the Palm Beach are we head directly to Dockside Sea Grille

Dining at Dockside Sea Grille is a relief from all the worries of the day to day grind. Once you walk to their waterfront tiki hut covered deck, let the stress drop off your body, and order one of their signature cocktails. Let the warm, tropical Florida breeze flow through your hair as you enjoy the freedom you work so hard for. 766 Northlake Boulevard Lake Park, FL 33408