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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...

St. Croix: An Active Island Community

People move to the Caribbean for all sorts of reasons. Some people come to the U.S. Virgin Islands for work (or not to work at all), some want to enjoy the natural scenery or are...

Holi Festival of Colors Celebrated on St. Croix

Recently a diverse group of families celebrated the annual Holi Festival on St. Croix at Cramer’s Park.  This year it was held on Sunday, March 12 in the late morning.  The...

‘Field of Dreams’ Actors Teach Baseball Clinic on St. Croix

Earlier this month, St. Croix kids got a thrill when 10 Ghost Players based on the team in the movie Field of Dreams offered a free baseball clinic locally (two of the players...

The Anatomy of a Perfect Beach Day

There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than laying back in a beach chair as a cool sea breeze blows off the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Staring off at the horizon brings with...

Realities of Island Hopping

When I first moved to the Caribbean, one of the things I wrongly assumed is that island hopping would be quick and inexpensive. The reality I’ve learned is that from St. Croix, it is...

How To Move To A Caribbean Island

I learned the happy news today that island friends of ours are moving back to St. Croix.  Like my husband and I, they tried to move back to the U.S. mainland after experiencing island...

St. Croix Sea Images Featured in National Geographic’s February Issue

National Geographic Photographer Brian Sperry spent approximately three weeks in St. Croix in the summer of 2016 capturing the beauty of our underwater areas and multitude of marine...

Ziggy’s Hosts 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest

Ziggy’s Island Market, a popular gas station / convenience store / kitchen and tavern on St. Croix’s east end, hosted its 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest on Sunday....

Virgin Islands Food Tours Impart Local Cuisine, History

I recently had the pleasure of taking a Virgin Islands Food Tour led by Anquanette Gaspard.  The tours are a newer option on St. Croix, which started last year.  Gaspard is the...