Friday, July 21, 2017

been traveling...

I've been traveling on the Honduran mainland the last several days. My business trip took me to...


Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, and...


San Pedro Sula, the second largest city and industrial hub.

speedos... nude... whatever!



Good one, John! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

article: less clothing, more vitamin D – a simple health hack with profound benefits

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That’s significant because you might be spending most of a day at the beach or by a pool, wearing only a swimsuit, and thinking that you’ll be getting tons of vitamin D, but that may not be the case if you’re constantly slathering on a strong sunscreen. Of course, it’s not good to get sunburned and you should actively try to prevent sunburning, but you also have to be careful not to go overboard or else you won’t get any vitamin D. Ideally, you should only wear sunscreen if you have a tendency to burn easily or if you plan on being out in the sun for a relatively long period of time. If you’re only going outside for a little bit or you typically don’t burn easily, then hold off on the sunscreen. Bring it along with you just in case, but you don’t have to put it on right away necessarily. I like to put a little bit of sunscreen on my ears, nose, shoulders, genitals, and butt – but only after I’ve gone unprotected for an hour or so.

Really it’s just best to get out in the sun unprotected until you get the slightest bit pink and then get out of the sun for the day. Over time your sun tolerance will increase. You’re melanin responses will eventually give you a darker tan that will act as a natural sunscreen. Vitamin D has also been found to have a protective effect against sunburn, so as your vitamin D levels increase that will provide additional protection from sunburn. Nature knows! Here in Florida I can be outside for several hours before I start to turn pink because, as a native Floridian, I’ve developed a pretty good sun tolerance.

So just remember, if you want vitamin D when you go outside you need wear the least amount of clothing comfortably/legally possible and hold off on the sunscreen unless you’re confident you’ll burn.
- nudespots.com

"Vitamin D." Get it?!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

happy 4th of July, U.S. Americans!


May the United States of America always be the land of the free and the home of the brave! Cheers, mis amigos gringos!

Monday, July 3, 2017

ricas micheladas!

Paya Bay's restaurant and the Black Iguana beach bar are currently serving some exquisite ice-cold Micheladas! Make sure and try these spicy, deliciously-tangy Mexican concoctions on your next visit to Paya! You combine the tomato juice, lime juice, and spices "broth" with your favorite beer in a salted, frozen beer mug. My personal favorite beer for Micheladas is Corona, but they can be made with your favorite local Honduran brew, and those are also smashing!





Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Barack Obama warns against nationalism, says the “world is at a crossroads” in Indonesian speech

Speaking at the Fourth Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta while on vacation with his family, Former President Barack Obama touched on the rising wave of nationalism across the globe, and the dangers of intolerance.

“The world is at a crossroads,” Obama said in the country where he lived for fours years during his childhood. Obama said that the world needed to confront the threats of “discrimination against people based on race or ethnicity or religion.”

“We start seeing a rise in sectarian politics, we start seeing a rise in an aggressive kind of nationalism, we start seeing both in developed and developing countries an increased resentment about minority groups and the bad treatment of people who don’t look like us or practice the same faith as us,” he said.

Obama pointed to the Paris climate agreement as a promising strategy the world was willing to undertake.

“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change,” Obama said. Although President Trump withdrew from the accord, Obama said the agreement “will still give our children a fighting chance.”
- Salon 

happy 150th birthday, Canada!


As my Canadian buddy Ryan puts it: "Equality and respect for all!"

Friday, June 30, 2017

golden yummy goodness

In the summer, during mango season, Ms. Winnie cooks down large batches of homemade mango jam for use at the resort's restaurant during the upcoming year. The slow-cooking technique she learned from her mother is so perfect that there is no need to add any preservatives to the delicious tropical fruit jam.
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Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

video: ana navarro: "stop acting like a mean girl!"



LOVE her! Ms. Navarro's rant is in response to this latest Twitter meltdown. (It's noteworthy that she's a Republican.)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

paya from the sky

My new friend Jason, who was here at Paya with the Calimesa group last week, brought his drone and took some gorgeous early morning photos of the property from the sky.







Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 certificate of excellence


TripAdvisor just informed us that Paya Bay Resort has been awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence! Thank you, TripAdvisor, for this awesome recognition!

calimesa 5.0


For the fifth consecutive year, this past week Paya Bay hosted the 44 participants of the medical mission from Calimesa, California. The American doctors, dentists and hygienists set up their field clinic in the lower floor of the beach house and proceeded to provide free dental and medical care to hundreds of less fortunate people from nearby island communities.






In addition to health services, mission participants also engage in various community projects aimed at improving schools and other facilities.


The group wrapped up their week with the Garífuna show at the Black Iguana and a bonfire on Bliss Beach.





Thank you so much, Calimesa, for all the beautiful energy you bring to Roatan! Learn more about this awesome mission by visiting their Facebook page.