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12 Caribbean Recipes to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving

Expect a delightful twist on stateside traditions if you visit the US Virgin Islands for Thanksgiving. We watch football games, yes, but projected on hotel linens strung up between palm trees. Instead of wrestling over deep discounts at day-after sales, you’ll find many VI residents sailing in a regatta or sharing leftovers at a beach […]

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4 Easy Ways to Market Your Virgin Islands Business Online

Digital marketing is the most powerful advertising tool Virgin Islands businesses have. That’s because the tourism audience is a global one. If you are NOT among the 86% of American businesses with an internet presence, you are probably feeling the pressure to get online. Two Vacations Visitors to the Virgin Islands take two vacations. Tourists […]

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VI Weather – The Best Season to Visit the Virgin Islands

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 […]

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Caribbean Writers Meet The NaNoWriMo Challenge

Close to two thousand Caribbean writers have registered for the upcoming National Novel Writing Month 2016 (NaNoWriMo). Beginning November 1st, seasoned and green authors alike will dare to write 50,000 words in one short month. (That’s 1666 words per day.) Started in 1999, this personal challenge has grown from a handful of writers (21 the […]

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Ultimate VI Guide – Create a DIY Spa Vacation

A week of rejuvenation is within your grasp and in your budget. It takes a little more planning on the front end, but follow these easy steps and you can be a noodle of relaxation and tranquility for a fraction of the price of an all inclusive spa vacation. Your Personal Spa Vacation Imagine winning […]

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Smoking and Drinking in the VI

It’s a total sensory experience! This functioning distillery is a short walk from the beach and the cemetery. The distillery emerges out of old stone ruins and is surrounded by gnarled trees, vines and smoky fires. This rum shop is like something out of Pirate’s of the Caribbean movie and a must stop for rum tastings.

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Safety First! Reef Safe Sunscreen, the Sea and You

Don’t fall for the “biodegradable” sunscreen gimmick labeling unless it’s backed up with the right ingredients! Find out here what ingredients to look for in your sunscreen. PLUS best practices for protecting yourself and the marine environment. Share this with your friends and protect the reef.

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Michael Barry say, “Don’t test the water with both feet”

I remember this one time being at Trunk Bay and a Spotted Eagle Ray jumped out of the water in front of us. There were some visitors near by and everyone gasped. Then I said in a loud voice to my son Jackson, “I bet you $100 it jumps again!” Sure enough it did.

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Catherine Perry: Building Her Dream House With Open Arms

The best advice I can give for being your own contractor is the closer you can be to the project with your tool belt on, the better the chance you have of not running up huge error bills. The “oopps factor” is huge here. And allow yourself to cry! You need to realize there are always going to be mistakes that will need to be fixed and that’s just one of the reasons why it costs so much to build here.

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Stargazing, Sustainable Building & Motorcycles with Nelson Uzzell

I remember seeing a large bright object fly over my house and I googled the NASA Space Station to find out more about what it could be. They have this thing called “Alerts for Your Area”. You enter the latitude and longitude of where you live and then NASA sends you an alert … turns out there are lots of people looking at the stars who are also curious about moving celestial objects.

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Island Babe Linda Gabriel Turns the Beat Around

My father is a tremendous smart ass. I was raised with wit and sarcasm. My grandfather was the same, always wise cracking. The happier you are the more you laugh, the better your outlook on life. Plus there is a chemical released in your brain when you laugh.

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