Friday, August 5, 2011

Travel during hurricane season? Bah! We're not afraid of no storm! Good travel deals to be found!

A man exercises on the Santo Domingo waterfront before
the arrival of Tropical Storm Emily to the Dominican Republic.
Just as Radio Man began to ponder thoughts on this Friday’s show, a pesky tropical disturbance in the lower latitudes turned into Tropical Storm Emily. With many Treasure Coast sport fishermen in the Bahamas, a friend vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, Talkin’ Tourism co-producer Misti headed off to the island of Andros for a speaking engagement, it quickly became apparent that travel to the Caribbean during hurricane season (and the wisdom of traveling during 'storm season') had to be on the agenda.

Summer is the “off season” in the Caribbean and it is also hurricane season. But, that is the time when many properties offer their lowest rates and added values. The temperature is not a factor as the average daytime high temperature in the lower latitudes rises only 5-to-6 degrees from winter to summer, the humidity is less than South Florida, and the resorts are less crowded. So, what are the risks? Are there steps you can take to make sure that a storm (or the threat of a hurricane) doesn’t dampen your Caribbean summer travels? Yes there are and this week Talkin’ Tourism will share this information (and love of the Caribbean) with our listeners.

Next up this week:  How is the fishing during the summer on Florida’s Treasure Coasts? Can you still catch a sailfish? Are the dolphin biting? Talkin’ Tourism wants to know and so do you. Special guest co-host Ed Killer will be filling History Lady’s seat this week. Ed is a very well-known freelance fishing and boating writer, contributor to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and many other outdoor publications.

Sharing his fishing knowledge with Ed and Gary will be tournament winning Captain Pat Price, owner of DayMaker Charters based in Jensen Beach, Florida. Now here’s the catch:  if the weather holds, Capt. Pat will be fishing and will call the studio. If the weather is bad and not “fishable” (guess why), Captain Pat will join us in our Sailfish Marina studio.

Tune us in on WPSL 1590 AM locally or catch the live stream at and we’ll be Talkin’ Tourism!

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