You Might Have a Tropical Obsession If…

It’s no secret that we here at Rum Therapy do indeed have a tropical obsession…so  much so that we actually are willing to “work” to make our tropical obsession our profession. But just what are the signs of a tropical obsession? If you answer yes to any of these, you may have it. Not that having a tropical obsession is a bad thing – and we’re here to help fuel your obsession with pictures and ideas of what to see and do in the tropics. So whenever you find yourself day dreaming about a beautiful beach and a piña colada, just stop by for a visit. Our pictures of the islands and drink recipes will give you all the therapy you need to make it through your day!

You Might Have a Tropical Obsession If…

1. You see a picture of a beautiful beach on the computer and you drool just a little. Kind of like Pavlov’s dog – you can’t help it.

2. You find yourself planning your next tropical vacation the day you get back from the last one.

3. A hammock with an ocean view sounds so much more relaxing than a cushiony pillow top bed in your own home.

4. Just the thought of a Painkiller on the beach can get you through a Monday.

5. If you close your eyes, look up and imagine yourself on a sugar soft sand beach, you can almost feel the sun on your face and a soft tropical breeze blowing – even in the middle of winter.

6. You get a little teary every time Kenny Chesney’s song “Be As You Are” plays.

7. You can finish this entire verse from Jimmy Buffet’s song “Margaritaville”:

I blew out my flip flop, __________________________________________________

8. You feel like commenting “Oh, I REALLY need this” on every beautiful beach and frosty rum concoction picture posted on Facebook.

9. The thought of traveling with your in-laws is actually tolerable if it will include beach time…and rum.

10. You have a sign that says “It’s 5:00 Somewhere” hanging from your tiki bar in the backyard…

And the number one way to tell if you might have a tropical obsession?

You feel that flip flops are a perfectly acceptable form of footwear…year round!

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  1. Jennifer Miller says:


  2. Missy Fadden says:

    Hi my name is Missy, I’m posting on here for the 1st time, and YES, I too have a Tropical Obsession ……. and can’t wait to do it again!!!

  3. I honestly have an obsession; I can not wait till the boys graduate high school so we can move to the islands. I went back to school to be a nurse just so I would have a profession I could use anywhere. I have a tanning bed room painted ocean blue and decorated like a tiki bar with a Kenny Chesney stand up!

  4. YES! I do have this obsession but, it’s not my fault! My parents taught me! (I’m 52yrs young) Thank you Mom & Dad!

  5. Tom Hale says:

    I’m consently dreaming of living in the islands on a hammock under the trees with a sea breeze and a rum and cola with a young island girl :-)

  6. William Wagner says:

    Yes to all the above

  7. Yes I am a pirate!

  8. Oh yeah! Every single one a big, resounding YES!!!!!

    I wish I had thought to get a profession that I could use anywhere. Not much call for script supervisors in the tropics. Am, however, attempting to develop my love of writing into a viable source of income. Here is hoping!! Barring that, I suppose I could always take a bar-tending course. Don’t think that hasn’t crossed my mind before now!!

  9. Alice Gober says:

    wearing my flip flops at work right now

  10. I really drool over all of your photos. They are always beautiful!

  11. Hi…my name is Laura and I have a problem!!! LOL…..

    I want to live on the beach everyday!!!!! I love me some “salt” life!!! :))))

  12. Yes, I am obsessed. Boardshorts, flip-flops and tropical shirts are all I wear…already living on an island, only yards from the water!

  13. Jennifer stiles says:

    Yes I have an addiction to warm, sandy, breezy and carefree living beach days! I tell my husband we should sell everything and move to the tropics! He’s not going for it:(

    • Jennifer – don’t know that we’ll ever be able to move there either, but we’ll travel there as much and as long as possible!!

  14. Carol Reed says:

    Yes. Tortola. Need a palapa for my industrial sewing machine- boat accessories, hammocks, clothes, you name it. Just find me a way to eke by and I am on my way.

  15. yep. that would be a YES to all the above.. :)

  16. paul rodriguez says:

    yes,yes oh god yes

  17. Well, I don’t have a sign that says “It’s 5:00 Somewhere” in my backyard, but it does a have several tiki torches & hibiscus plants!

  18. Christy says:

    I love “Be As You Are” and I love Kenny! I thought that song just made me feel that way. I feel cleansed each time I visit the ocean. It’s like being kissed by God himself! Thanks for your site. It makes me smile each day! :)

  19. Olivia Dalessandro says:

    …cut my heal, had to cruise on back home.
    But there’s booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

  20. Joe OHearn says:

    Yes to all!!! Thinking of my next tropical vacation keeps me going!!:)))

  21. Shannon B says:

    Call me Tropically Obsessed! I am taking my in-laws to Hawaii next year!

  22. Tracy DeVack says:

    All of the above!

  23. Love the Islands, and I love having a tropical obsession! USVI, BVI, my faves!!!

  24. Joanna Jackson says:

    I am totally and completely obsessed! My goal is to have another beach house on a wonderful beach one more time, that this time I will be able to keep!