Volunteers Virgin Islands Car Wash

Summer Is the Best Time to Volunteer in the Virgin Islands

Summertime is often associated with idle hands and lemonade stands, but if you’re looking for an opportunity to stay active, volunteering in the Virgin Islands is always a good option. Volunteering your time not only helps the community, but also enriches you personally.  It can be as simple as helping a neighbor with yard work, […]

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Pirate Jean Hamelin St. Thomas Treasure Museum

Shipwrecks and Treasure and Pirates, Oh My!

The Virgin Islands is a paradise not only full of beauty but also an alluring history. Just below the surface of our ever changing sand and unbelievably blue waters is the story of square riggers battling for their crown, pirates trading goods and hiding in the protection of promises made by corrupt governors of St. […]

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Haircut while sailing

The Strange Life of Delivery Captains and Crew

I’m always at a bit of a loss when people ask what I do for a living, or whether I travel for business or pleasure. Basically, I get paid to move other people’s boats around for them. Sometimes it’s fun and sometimes it is the worst job in the world. If you think that a […]

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Shoppers at Mongoose Junction

Cruz Bay, St. John Shopping Guide

The best place to start your walking tour of Cruz Bay’s world class shopping is from the passenger ferry terminal. If you are on the dock, facing to land, Wharfside Village stretches out to your right, followed by Grande Bay, and up the hill to Gallows Point. To your left, along the waterfront, is the […]

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Mat Vacharat

People-Powered Profile: Mathayom Vacharat | St. John Catering

My love affair with food started at an early age. My father grew up in Thailand, and my mother grew up in upstate New York. My grandmother on her side was first generation English, with pastries running in the family. My grandfather on her side was in the World War 2, and so he did not allow any […]

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Busy Bee Charters Virgin Islands

People-Powered Profile: Bryan Barnes | Busy Bee Charters

During college freshman orientation, Bryan Barnes, owner of Busy Bee Charters was asked what he wanted to do when he grew up. His response, “Run a fishing boat in the Caribbean.” This answer surprised not only the counselor, but Bryan himself! He wasn’t a fisherman, he had no interest in fishing, and he had never been […]

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Virgin Island Hotels Summer Rates

6 Virgin Islands Luxury Resorts That Offer Cheap Summer Rates to Locals

One word, Summertime. You know what I’m talking about. If you live in the Virgin Islands, this is the game changer. The mad rush of tourists dwindles to a trickle. The water warms up and the people slow down, way down. If you work in the tourism industry (and who doesn’t), then you are either […]

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Virgin Island Tiny Home

The Macabre Parable of the Island Tiny House Craze

The tiny house craze seems to have enveloped the Virgin Islands and the joke about tiny houses and their rentability just keeps getting bigger. Stained Glass Irene, who is almost always right, told me never to relate this following true tiny house story in print. Did I listen to her? Nope. This tale is macabre […]

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