Come & explore the world with us! Slow travel, adventure travel, luxury travel, and boating. Florida, the Bahamas and beyond. Just Go!
Welcome to Betsi's World!
Betsi’s World is your go-to resource for Florida, the Bahamas, and Caribbean travel. We help readers navigate what to do, where to stay and where to eat while on your travels. We hope you will take a few minutes and check out Betsi's World.
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We are blessed to have found something that we are passionate about and to be able to share that with you. We are honored to have you join along on this incredible journey with us. Betsi & Jim are a retired couple, who in the second stage of their life are seeking more adventure. We want to make a difference in the world as we journey through it, and hope you find inspiration for your journeys.
What is Betsi's World?
Betsi's World will help you navigate the world of travel in Florida, the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. We'll share our insights on multi-generational travel, focusing on where to go, what to see, and where to stay and play. Along the way we'll share some of our favorite luxury destinations.
Betsi Hill – Founder & Creative Editor
I'm Betsi Hill, the founder and creative behind Betsi's World. I am originally from Virginia, but currently residing in beautiful Fort Pierce, Florida, where I live with my husband Jim and bow-legged Maltese, Zach.
After working in the various sectors of the service industry, financial and non-profit fields for 25+ years, and semi-retiring, I knew I was missing something; something that would enable me to assist others. Betsi's World was birthed out of a desire to help others realize the benefits of travel, because travel has truly been a life saver in my personal life. Jim and I relax and enjoy each other more and more as we visit new areas and uncover the unusual in each destination. We have been blessed by the friends that the Lord has put in our life, and each of them has had an impact on our lives.
As avid boaters, that is our main mode of travel. We own two catamarans – Hono is our 28′ Glacier Bay that is purely a fun, explore the river, fishing boat, and Saltwater Gypsea, a new to us, 34′ PDQ Power Catamaran. Gypsea will soon be plying the waters around Florida, the Bahamas and wherever else we are called to go.
Travel Blogging, Freelancing & Radio Personality
Relocating to Florida seemed a perfect time to explore a new avenue. Blogging gave me the freedom to branch out into areas that I have a passion for: creating, writing, taking photos, exploring the old and new, and food (we love to eat!) and wine (and other spirits as well!
After blogging for several years, I branched out into freelance writing. I enjoy crafting the stories of a destination along with Jim's photography. We have been published in a myriad of publications, both digital and print. My freelancing opened up an amazing opportunity as the Director of Content Development for LiveEco Style. That led to the door opening for me to become Editor-in-Chief of Links & Libations, our newest media offering. As a radio personality, l regularly appear on Where to Play Golf's 19th Hole, and TheDistilleryChannel.com.
A Few Fun Facts About Me:
- I don’t like to eat chocolate often, but when I do, a luscious piece of Belguim or Swiss chocolate is my favorite.
- Two words to describe me are “passionate” and “blessed.”
- I do not like to swim in water that I cannot see what is swimming with me
- I am a wine snob and I love exploring vineyards and wineries.
Jim Hill – Editor & Photographer
Jim has been a mainstay of the success of Betsi's World since it's launch in late 2015, as well as since he met and married the founder of Betsi's World, his bride of 29 years, Betsi. You have seen his smiling face in our social media posts, so now it's time to introduce him. Jim will now be on the forefront of Betsi's World, taking the lead in all photography and contributing boating stories and practical boating tips and tricks. I am overjoyed to introduce my extraordinary husband of 29 years to all of you and excited for adventures to continue together.
As a 100-ton US Coast Guard licensed captain, Jim has sailed frequently between Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and the Caribbean. When he is at the helm, I feel just as safe as I do as he leads our family. As we explore areas near and dear to our heart, and new destinations, we do so hand-in-hand, sharing unique finds and encountering new friends along the journey.
A Few Fun Facts About Me:
- Korean style kimchi fried rice is one of my favorite foods.
- Two words to describe me are “caring” and “focused”.
- I do not like rats.
- Country music and Gospel are the two types of music that I like.
Once again we say, “Welcome to Betsi's World – come as a stranger and leave as a friend. Travel near, or travel far, just GO, and see that Travel is a LIFE SAVER.”
Find us on social media, and be sure to say “hi” – we love to connect with our followers and friends and help you on your adventures.