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

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 – […]

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

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 […]

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Virgin Islands New Year & Christmas Are Lit!

Come year end, the VI is host to some of the best and most famous holiday parties in the world! Trade in your puffer coats for Carnival beads, and snow drifts for white sand beaches. This holiday (or next), take to the Virgin Islands streets to dance until dawn. Old Year’s Night Foxy’s Old Year’s […]

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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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What You Need To Know About Cell Phone Service in the VI

Do you know there’s a battle between cell towers in the Virgin Islands and the British are winning? Get great advice on how to avoid excessive cellular roaming charges while traveling in the Virgin Islands.

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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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10 Questions to Ask When Booking Accommodations in the Virgin Islands

We asked our accommodation experts what questions they would ask when booking their own accommodations in the Virgin Islands. Here’s what they said: 1. When was the property last renovated and what was updated? 2. Are there screens and…

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6 Steps to Booking Your Ultimate Vacation Rental

Accommodations typically represent the biggest expense of your VI vacation. To find your best VI vacation rental ever our local experts recommend following these 6 steps…

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Traveling With Pets to the Virgin Islands

If you have a pet that cannot travel under your seat as an “in cabin pet” and they are not an “emotional support animal” or Service Dog, they will need to travel in the cargo hold. YIKES!!! If this is your only option, then time of year, in particular the temperature is an important consideration.

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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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The REAL deal on renting a vehicle in St. John

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…

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