When some people think of camping, they tend to think about freeze-dried foods and discomfort. But I’ve learned over the years that not all camping adventure are made the same. Sure, sometimes you can be on the peak of a mountain with some freeze dried meals and a meagre thin mattress— but when you’re car camping— you have the ability to have some of the luxuries of life.
A few items that have been superb for The Expeditioners Adventure Camp have been :
1. Coleman’s RoadTrip Grill that uses the green propane canisters became our go-to for meal-making for The Expeditioners Adventure Camp. Not only did we cook whole racks of ribs, bacon, burgers, grilled veggies— but we also used it as a stove top for pancakes, eggs, and pasta. In a way, the bbq became like the camp hearth— where kids and councillors would mill around —wondering what goodies would pop out of it next.
The Windrose Beach House
Text by: Roberto
Photos by Roberto & Bella
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Caribbean
Category: Beach House / Villa
Price Per Night: $900-$1100US
The Turks & Caicos islands have some of the most stunning, beautiful and pristine beaches that I have ever seen. Powdery white sand, waters in ever hue of blue and green. And even a resident dolphin in the bay- affectionately known as Jojo. (Who swam for an hour with us next to our tiny hobie-cat!) –but that’s another story;)
Providenciales’ Grace Bay Beach is regarded as one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world by many a magazine and reviewer, and I’ll happily attest to it. Bella and I spent a 1-month Honeymoon there (having visited 7 years prior) and it was a vacation we will never forget.
Yes we had our plentiful dose of adventure–but there where moments for romance, bliss, fine cuisine, and luxury lodging. Now there are many fine hotels on Grace Bay Beach. But there aren’t that many beach houses. The Windrose Beach House, offered by Tranquility Vacation rentals, is one such gem.
Secluded and overlooking stunning waters–we lolled on the massive wrap-around veranda overlooking the Caribbean. We dipped in and out of the jacuzzi on the deck. We enjoyed a little Veuve de Cliquot. And we made love. This was after-all, our honeymoon:)
In the evenings, after getting back from a day of scuba diving with Big Blue, we cooked up some dinner in the fabulous kitchen and ate it on the deck under a canopy of stars. On another night, we headed to the Turtle Cove marina (only 5 minutes away) to Baci’s for a delicious lobster dinner. One morning we woke up in our delightful beach house and grabbed the kayaks offered and headed out onto the water for a paddle. And then for a walk along the 12 miles of perfect beach.