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    Here in Wisconsin, we discovered an easily...

    Here in Wisconsin, we discovered an easily acquired substitute for Sangster's. Local outlets carry a line of rum cremes of different flavors branded as Tippy Cow, and one of them, Vanilla Soft...
  2. Thread: Hello All! :)

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    Bamagirl... I had responded to your post with...

    Bamagirl...

    I had responded to your post with some details, and I kinda knew when I posted that there were perhaps too many. In doing so, our moderator understanding chose not to put it up. But...
  3. Thread: Recent Reviews

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    Whenever I see a report here of a negative post...

    Whenever I see a report here of a negative post on TA, I remember the days when someone posted there about how filthy and disgusting the swim-up bar was at SweptAway... a full year before it was...
  4. Thread: Older couples

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    Define "older"... no, never mind... there really...

    Define "older"... no, never mind... there really is no such thing at Swept Away. January's to December's are always to be found, and quite
    frankly, we have had a difficult time on occasion trying...
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    Hustle? Through US Customs and Immigration? ...

    Hustle? Through US Customs and Immigration? 1:40 is tight... 2 is always better, but airlines don't really care when they set up their schedules... Had a plane door slammed in our face on the way...
  6. In honor of my wife, Joy, I created the Almond...

    In honor of my wife, Joy, I created the Almond Joy. It took a full week of intense research at SweptAway two years ago to perfect this concoction, and I have to retrain the bartenders whenever we...
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    fulgerite - If you're connecting in the US,...

    fulgerite -

    If you're connecting in the US, you will have to put the rum cream in your carry on when you arrive at your first entry point, and you WILL have to check the carry-on through to your...
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    italred - Yes.... Jimmy Cliff's "Higher and...

    italred -

    Yes.... Jimmy Cliff's "Higher and Higher" and 20th Century Masters Jimmy Cliff compilation. If you can find his "The Harder They Come" is darn good, too. If you can find it, there is a...
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    That bridge has been fixed as of 2013 (our last...

    That bridge has been fixed as of 2013 (our last time on-island). The airport detours of a couple of years back are also a thing of the past, but road construction happens, and as Negril continues to...
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    I love when this list comes around... When I...

    I love when this list comes around... When I think Couples and Jamaica, here are some of the artists that come to mind for MY playlist...

    Freddy McGregor
    Gregory Isaacs
    Judy Mowatt
    Marcia...
  11. Thread: May 2015

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    Haven't booked yet, but targeting latter half of...

    Haven't booked yet, but targeting latter half of May for our return home... missed going this year... sorely missed going....
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    Sunrise... the moment the sun rises above the...

    Sunrise... the moment the sun rises above the horizon. At SweptAway, the horizon is above the gardens and palms found throughout the property. When the sun gets over the top of these, its...
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      My "NO" vote has been cast, and here is why... as...

    My "NO" vote has been cast, and here is why... as a society, we need to cure the disease. Treating the symptom... if that's even possible... is only a short term solution that has its consequences,...
  14. Thread: Mango season

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    The spring crop of mangoes begins to ripen in...

    The spring crop of mangoes begins to ripen in April; last year they were a bit sparse at the start of our stay during the third week of April, but became somewhat more plentiful as the week went on.
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    Plenty of jet-ski accidents in Negril over the...

    Plenty of jet-ski accidents in Negril over the last number of years... two in August of last year, one of which killed a 6 year-old JA girl (and injured her sister)... Sean Kingston was seriously...
  16. Thread: Music at CSA

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    The barker who was always walking the beach,...

    The barker who was always walking the beach, riding a boat, or hawking from the back of a pick up on Norman Manley... the "Hot, Hot, Hot" guy... died two years ago of throat cancer. He was awfully...
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    I have not looked lately, but last time I DID...

    I have not looked lately, but last time I DID check, you could have Sangster's shipped to your door here in the US, if you live in a state that allows such shipments. Pricey, yes. I've seen and...
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    Ugggh.... this hurts too much!

    Ugggh.... this hurts too much!
  19. OK, MichelleG... another question... (and welcome...

    OK, MichelleG... another question... (and welcome to the board!)...

    Were you ever part of the Entertainment Staff at SweptAway? There was a Michelle on the crew several years ago, and she was...
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    Jonesing for SweptAway

    Normally, we would be finalizing our packing and counting down 1 or 2 sleeps to SweptAway. But due to family obligations, its just not to be this year, and believe me, it hurts! However, our dear...
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    Rum Chata... ick... not my thing when I tried it...

    Rum Chata... ick... not my thing when I tried it and I had hopes for it. Tastes like cookie dough... no real rum flavor there for me.
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    True 'nuff Wally.... just being a joker here...

    True 'nuff Wally.... just being a joker here...
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    I just re-read Lisa-Pat's post and I have to...

    I just re-read Lisa-Pat's post and I have to apologize... I found a different inflection (roasting the beans in front of you) from that when I originally read your post yesterday (roasting the beans...
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    We have witnessed poor behavior at SweptAway, and...

    We have witnessed poor behavior at SweptAway, and when we do, we simply avoid the culprits (assuming we can). The rudest have been AII's (Alcohol Induced Idiots) of all stripes... folks we knew to...
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    I'm still going to stand very firm on the "Don't...

    I'm still going to stand very firm on the "Don't buy beans from beach vendors" rule. If a local in Negril tells you that those mountains you see are where the Blue Mountain coffee is grown, and that...
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