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Zenning Out With Ramon Correa

As the sun began it’s descent, the colors radiated a golden hue and a zen vibe enveloped the space. The chaos of the busy town seemed distant from our 260 degree perch. The only intrusions were the distant sounds of church bells, a steel pan band practicing and the odd rooster. I asked this extraordinarily humble man about his life as a disciple of martial arts, a conscious excavator and his hopes for humanity and his Virgin Islands community. Our conversation seemed as limitless as the azure sky overhead.

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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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King Exodus

I don’t think I’m a singer, I’m more of a chanter. Chanting is more spiritual to me. Not that singing isn’t. I feel like when you chant a song to The Most High, you chant up an invocation, you don’t really sing it. I bring words of positive messages and try to tap into someone’s train of thought. This is where I like to aim my frequency.

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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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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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Meet Captain Happiness: Roberta Marquis of Pirate Girl Charters

Happiness is when I see people on the bow of my boat totally relaxed chatting amongst each other like they are in their own living room. Everybody getting to see something they have never seen before. Like pirate cannons under water. That is one of my goals…to show you something you’ve never seen before.

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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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Share Your VI Story in a Blog Post

What about you? Yes You! We invite You reader, to connect with us and share your VI stories, tips or comments on this blog too! Whether or not you live here, have been here or were born here, your experiences matter. They are authentic and personal and that’s what this blog is supposed to be about.

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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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Attract Customers With Blogging

This is by far the most powerful way to gain ORGANIC exposure for your BUSINESS and industry.

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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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The Origin of this Blog and its Authors

The truth is our stories are not much different from yours with maybe the exception of having “a better view” and a few more “twists and turns in the road” and possibly some more rum.

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