Posts Categorized: Planning and logistics

Why You Should Get Married on St. John (Love City)

St. John Weddings by Gyasi Liburd

St. John, Virgin Islands – Your tropical wedding destination dream come true, where family and friends can share your union while enjoying a vacation in the sun. St. John, nicknamed Love City, (What could be more auspicious?) offers some of the most memorable wedding options in the world. VOGUE magazine named St. John a top… Read more »

BVI Bareboat Basics – Get Your Crew Here and Through Customs and Immigration

Bareboat BVI Customs Immigration

Last summer I asked some friends if they would be interested in doing a bareboat charter in the British Virgin Islands. I was not surprised to find that they were interested since the BVI is one of the most popular boat charter destinations in the world! For the past 15 years, I have been lucky… Read more »

6 Must Dos During the Yearlong Virgin Islands Centennial Celebration – Happy 100 VI!!

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If visiting the Virgin Islands has been on your to-do list, this is definitely the year to do it. 2017 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the Virgin Islands transfer from Denmark to the United States. There are dozens of fantastic events scheduled throughout 2017 to celebrate our rich yet complex cultural heritage –… Read more »

St. Thomas Side Street Secrets: Enkai Sushi, Bunker Hill Hotel & Other Great Finds

Enkai Sushi

Faced with a few days off work and my son’s upcoming sixth birthday, my family and I decided to take a vacation. “Manhattan for a Broadway show,” I suggested. (I love New York.) “Too cold and too expensive,” my husband said. “Grandma’s, grandma’s,” cried my son, but with only four days off and a limited… Read more »

Change Isn’t Always Easy (Plastic Bag Ban in the Virgin Islands)

USVI Plastic Bag Ban

In August 2014, California was the first state to enforce the law that banned the use of plastic bags in retail stores. On January 1, 2017, the Virgin Islands, like many other states, will follow suit and enforce the law to ban plastic bags. For years, many have voiced their concerns about the hazardous effects… Read more »

How to Take Perfect Photos on St. John (Plus 5 Secret Spots for the Best Pix)

St. John Underwater

You made it! You’re on St. John! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting the minutes to touch down since you hit the confirm button for your flight. Now you’re here, its all about capturing moments, right? The Virgin Islands are surreal – unlike anywhere else on the planet. Capturing this beauty on camera… Read more »

VI Weather – The Best Season to Visit the Virgin Islands

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What is the best season to visit the Virgin Islands? The answers are as different as the people who travel here. To create the perfect Virgin Islands experience, it’s important to ask yourself some questions before you book your flight! What’s your type of weather? Do you love dreamy, drizzly days or cloudless skies? Are… Read more »

The REAL deal on renting a vehicle in St. John

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What’s the best kind of vehicle? A jeep is always best. If there are only 2 people then the little Suzuki jeeps are perfect. But more people than that it’s not as comfortable as the larger SUVs because they only have 2 doors. Sometimes, if people have kids then it’s okay because kids are flexible and can more easily fit in the back. The price difference is marginal about… Read more »