Archive by Author | Ashley Bouzianis

Establishing a Post Office Box on St. Croix

Post offices seem to be fazing themselves out on the U.S. mainland… encouraging online package pick-up scheduling, ordering stamps for home delivery, et cetera.  But in the U.S....

St. Thomas Celebrates Carnival

Despite torrential rains, carnival was celebrated on St. Thomas this weekend. While formalities began much earlier in the month with the Carnival Prince and Princess Selection Show...

St. Croix Hosts 4th Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival

Earlier this month, St. Croix hosted the 4th Annual Coconut Cup Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival.  Amateurs and pros alike participated in the weekend of races, which coincided...

fusions To Open May 1 in Former ‘Pickled Greek’ Space

A new restaurant called fusions will open May 1 in the space which belonged to The Pickled Greek for nine years, just east of Christiansted.  fusions will specialize in small plates...

How a Frequent Visitor Found His “Anchor” on St. Croix

Thanks again to my Dad, Jack Smith, for contributing his unique perspective on island life to this blog, somewhere between visitor and resident.   Continuing my rambling thoughts from...

Mongoose: The Caribbean Squirrel

When you visit St. Croix in the Caribbean, you will see a squirrel-like creature just about everywhere. It is easy to mistake a mongoose for a squirrel. It scurries around like a...

St. Croix in the Eyes of A Frequent Visitor

  Thanks to my Dad, Jack Smith, (not pictured!) for contributing this post.  And for taking me to the beach often growing up.  So began my love of island life!   I love...

U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrate Transfer Centennial

Over the weekend, the U.S. Virgin Islands marked the 100 year anniversary of transferring from the Danish West Indies to U.S. territory.  Official Transfer Day was Friday, March 31....

Why It’s Easier to Stay Fit on St. Croix

When you people-watch on St. Croix, you’ll notice that a majority of residents on-island are pretty fit.  When you relocate here from the U.S. mainland, it’s inspiring to...

What Springtime Means When You Live in Paradise

It’s Spring! The vernal equinox. While most statesiders are excited for warm sunny days to come, those living in the tropics are not quite as thrilled to see the end of...