New Fundraiser Launched For St. John
Dec05

New Fundraiser Launched For St. John

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When you first step fool on the island of St. John, located in the US Virgin Islands, you’re quickly offered ample evidence of why so many visitors end up making it their permanent home. A further tour of the island only reinforces that idea. With its natural beauty taking center stage, the island leaves a lasting impression and an inner desire to return for a longer (or even permanent) stay. St. John took a beating this hurricane...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. John, USVI
Oct27

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love St. John, USVI

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I’ve seen a lot of videos on the islands in the Caribbean that were impacted by the hurricanes this year but this one, featuring St. John in the US Virgin Islands, takes the cake for being the biggest tear jerker. Created by St. John based Steve Simonsen Photography for a fundraiser for Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, the video highlights areas of St. John before and after the storms. In a couple instances, the video morphs...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Barbuda
Oct26

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Barbuda

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The island of Barbuda, part of the two island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, isn’t a destination we’ve covered a lot on this blog or on any of our social media sites. Having vacationed in Antigua and Barbuda twice, however, it’s planted firmly at the top of our favorite places to visit. Famous for its pink beaches, Barbuda was home to about 2000 people before Hurricane Irma struck the island. Devastated by the hurricane, the island...

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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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