Update On Iggies Beach Bar
Oct10

Update On Iggies Beach Bar

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In a post shared on medium.com, the people behind Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, provided an update on the status of their popular beach bar, Iggies, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria barreled through the region. The article’s images show a battered Iggies, with sand encroaching every corner and the towering palms still standing but now with bowed fronds still hanging on, a living testimony not just to the...

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Surviving Hurricane Irma – A First Person Account
Oct02

Surviving Hurricane Irma – A First Person Account

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If there’s a poetic way to explain what it’s like to survive a hurricane, let alone one of historical Category 5 strength, Vanessa Thompson has figured it out. In “The Things We Lost in the Storm” post on her blog, Vanessa Explains, Thompson, a school teacher in Anguilla, describes in vivid detail what her husband Daryl, their children and a family friend experienced as Hurricane Irma came and went as they sheltered in the...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla
Sep26

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla

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It’s no secret that Anguilla has occupied a special place in my heart. The island, and especially the people that call it “home,” left a lasting impression on me from my very first visit. Lucky enough to return three months later to cover Moonsplash, the visit only cemented my love for the island and its inhabitants. Poetic words often escape me when trying to describe Anguilla to individuals who haven’t had the chance to visit....

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Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home
Sep20

Riding Out Irma In Kenny Chesney’s St. John Home

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Anyone who follows Kenny Chesney knows how much he loves the Caribbean. Featuring the islands of the region in many of his songs, he even owns a home on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. So when Hurrican Irma started closing in, he reached out to some of his island friends and told them to head to his house. According to this report from WECT, one of those people was Kate Hanna, who had met Chesney while working at a...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. Maarten/Martin
Sep19

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. Maarten/Martin

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Of all the amazing videos Todd Hayward, our friend from Flip Flops & Palms, has put together, his production of a recent trip to St. Martin/Maarten is my favorite. During times like these, I’m thankful for people like Todd who were able to so vividly and accurately capture the beauty of the island pre-Hurricane Irma. We were able to visit St. Martin/Maarten a few years ago and it instantly became one of our favorite destinations,...

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