Archive | July, 2015

St. Croix is for Parrotheads

For most fans of Jimmy Buffett, it’s not just about the music, it’s about the lifestyle he sings of (and lives).  St. Croix embodies the laid-back, off-the-beaten path...

Sun Safety on St. Croix

When you make the leap to Caribbean life, you will find yourself outside much more enjoying the tropical weather (88 degrees and sunny generally everyday, year-round).  Most St. Croix...

Characters of the Caribbean: John Harper

1. In a few sentences, how did you find yourself living on St. Croix?  I was living and working in a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland. On a cold day in late 1984, the...

Designing Island Interiors

Tired of the drab, neutral interiors of a stateside house?  The Caribbean is the place for you if you’re a fan of bold interior color and anything but cookie-cutter style. When...

Public Beaches Seem Private on St. Croix

In visiting the panhandle of Florida last week and currently researching a trip to California, I realized how rare the sparsely populated beaches of St. Croix really are.  While the...

VI Youth Sail Gulf of Maine Aboard Historic Schooner ‘Roseway’

The historic schooner Roseway returned to Boston harbor yesterday after a two week sail with 22 summer ambassadors aboard, ranging in age from 12 to 16.  Among them was St....

Creatures of the Caribbean: Friend or Foe? Part Two

                    Ready to be an island local?  Make sure you’re familiar with these St. Croix creatures . . . Iguanas These...

Creatures of the Caribbean: Friend or Foe? Part One

When you move to St. Croix, you will encounter a new set of animals and bugs that may seem foreign to you.  We don’t write this to scare you away (every island has them), but...