Royal Caribbean and Others Open Bookings for Cruises to Cuba while Carnival ends Cruises on fathom

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

Carnival Corporation’s fathom line, which offered people-to-people cruises to the Dominican Republic and more recently Cuba, will see soon its final sailings. As I and many others have predicted, the concept of taking a vacation to do humanitarian aid in underdeveloped counties wasn’t what cruise goers wanted to do on their time off. The one […]

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“I Fought the Law and the Law Won,” Or, “Boynton Beach’s Red Light Camera Extortion Plan.”

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

They say you can’t fight City Hall, and it’s true. I tried. I lost. Here’s my story. Back in April I was in the passenger seat of one of my vehicles where I was being driven around like the big shot that I think I am. The driver of the vehicle proceeded through a red […]

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Rebel House, Boca Raton

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

I’ve pretty much been told to try the restaurant I’m talking about today since it first opened in 2012. Several of my friends have recommended it over the years and it’s been on my “gotta try” list for a while. So, when we were looking for a place to grab dinner and drinks this week, […]

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Pharmacy, Orlando

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

It’s not that often I find a restaurant that impresses me so much that it becomes one of those places that I frequent every week. But I found one and it never disappoints. Some backstory here. A few months ago, friends of mine in Orlando invited us to dinner at one of their favorite spots. […]

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Roots Italian Kitchen, Boca Raton

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

I can’t figure out how a new Italian restaurant opened in Boca Raton and I didn’t know about it! As I was stalking my friends on Facebook the other night, my news feed displayed a recommended page for me to “like” – Roots Italian Kitchen. I scratched my head a little and wondered how I […]

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The American Red Cross Once Again Disrespecting the American Flag

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

It was a little over a year ago that I noticed the American Red Cross office on Federal Highway (US1) in Boca Raton was flying a faded, tattered American flag. After calling attention to it here on my blog, the local news media picked up on it and shamed the Red Cross into replacing it. […]

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“My Annual Blood Test = Angst.” Or, “Just Another Reason to Hate Obamacare.”

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
This blood test save me $900 on health insurance. But also let's my employer know how healthy or unhealthy I really am. Thanks Obamacare for your mandated wellness programs!

(The following may contain terse language, politically incorrect statements and other things that may offend the easily offended (aka Democrats). Opinions expressed are mine and probably don’t represent yours if you work in human resources, the health insurance industry, or think Obamacare is the second coming of Bruce Willis.) Ah, fall! The time of year […]

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Sea Watch on the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments

There’s nothing like a drive along A1A on a warm evening. Put the top down on the convertible and enjoy the ride! One of our favorite things to do is take that drive from Delray down to Ft. Lauderdale and back. Each time we do, we pass a restaurant that we finally decided to make […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Great Stirrup Cay Gets a Major Overhaul

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Pulling into Great Stirrup Cay on the tender boar

If you’re cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Sky August 25 through October 20, 2016 and were hoping to stop at the line’s private island in the Bahamas, you’re out of luck. Great Stirrup Cay is set to go under the knife for some much needed rehab work which will have the ship calling on […]

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“I Lived A Great Life.” Or, “Remembering My Father.”

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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I’ve written many things over the years, but perhaps the hardest piece I had to write was my own father’s obituary. Dad passed away on Friday after a remarkable run of 91 years. I was fortunate enough to see him just a few weeks before he died. What was supposed to be a fun weekend […]

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