Category: General Interest

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Retire on a Sailboat – What could go wrong? Everything! Do it anyway

Recently, when asked once again, “Do you recommend that I sell my house, quit my job, and move onto a boat?” I decided to delve deeper than my typical list of pros and cons for older sailors and interview some friends who moved onto the water in their fifties. Bruce is 70 now, and Connie [...]
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Which Photographers to Hire in the Virgin Islands

Are you in the Virgin Islands and looking for a photographer for your business? Or perhaps you are a visitor and want to take home some memories from your trip done by a local pro? Better yet you are researching your options for weddings and need a local photographer that knows all the right locations. […]

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Your People-Powered Guide to the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas Welcomes Visitors Back With a Restored Main Street and Federally Funded Revitalization

Steel drum melodies and aromas of curry chicken, smoky barbecue and conch fritters build layer upon layer as the people of St. Thomas prepare for the expected return of visitors. Excitement is in the air. Now that travel to the Virgin Islands is accessible with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, a return to normality is […]

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de Frenchtown Bar, St. Thomas: A Sophisticated Rum Shop- Your New Local Hangout

A Sophisticated Rum Shop in Frenchtown There’s a new restaurant in town by the popular restauranteur’s JP and Jess DeJongh, owners of the delicious Sabroso restaurant, and they are opening their doors for a grand opening Friday, May 21, 2021. de Frenchtown Bar is a brand new concept serving up rum and tasty beverages (of […]

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PEOPLE Powered Profile: Karly Shenell of LaVajén Co.

We are picking back up our PEOPLE Powered Profiles segment and covering local business owners and entrepreneurs who are making their mark and doing big things in the USVI (yes, even despite this global pandemic). The first in our batch is a young woman and resident of St. Thomas who has recently launched a new […]

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Travel to The Virgin Islands During Covid

*Please see current guidelines and recommendations at the USVI Travel Portal Website A Few things to Expect when Traveling to The Virgin Islands AT YOUR DEPARTING AIRPORT    1. You must wear a face mask. 2. The CDC recommends travelers to wash their hands directly before and after completing the security screening process and that […]

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What is your Quarantine Silver Lining?

Back in September of 2017, those tested by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria were stunned by all the damage. What we might have once taken for granted, was shockingly gone. As much as we try to describe the powerful forces of Mother Nature to others, no one would truly understand the magnitude unless they […]

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What To Do in the VI during COVID-19

The world as we know it (or knew it) has been ripped from beneath us like a rug. We recognize that these are scary times and the uncertainty is draining us all. It is important to maintain our health now more than ever and to be overly cautious about spreading germs throughout the island and […]

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A Brief History of the Virgin Islands

THE ROCK IS FORMED The U.S. Virgin Islands, known as “America’s Paradise” has a long, complicated and quite interesting history. Geologists believe that 100 million years ago, the earth’s crust (tectonic plates) began shifting enough to cause the eruption of the volcano that created St. Thomas. Once the lava cooled (about 22 million years ago) […]

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St. Thomas’ Newest, Trendiest Restaurant | The Easterly

At long last, the highly anticipated restaurant opening of the year, The Easterly is officially open as of February 1 and the island has been buzzing since, high on their fresh food, refreshing drinks, unique ambiance, and overall story. Our Instagram feeds have been an endless loop of rosemary and charred sea salt-rimmed glasses, fall-off-the-bone [...]
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My Brother's Workshop

On a Mission to Instill Hope and Skills in the Youth of the Virgin Islands | My Brother’s Workshop, US Virgin Islands

Providing Life-long Skills Through Real Work, Mentorship, Counseling, and a Family-Oriented Network In a recent effort to help shed more light on different charitable programs in the Virgin Islands, we had the opportunity to meet with the owner and program directors of My Brother's Workshop on a tour of the facility to learn a little [...]
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Grocery Shopping in the Virgin Islands: a Complete Guide

The Best Grocery Stores in the Virgin Islands Whether you live on the islands or are visiting, it’s important to find the right grocery store to meet your needs—especially if you’re watching your wallet. The majority of produce, meat, dry goods, dairy, and other products in Virgin Island grocery stores must be shipped in. This […]

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Chartering a Boat in the USVI

The Ultimate Guide to Chartering a Boat in the US Virgin Islands

Welcome to Boaters Paradise The Virgin Islands has earned this affectionate nickname owing to its crystal-clear waters, calm seas, and myriad picturesque bays and cays that have graced many a stateside resident’s screensaver for decades.  When visiting the Virgin Islands and planning vacation activities, renting a charter boat for the day is regarded as a […]

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Ways you can Help the Bahamas

The hurricanes that hit the Virgin Islands almost exactly two years ago left an everlasting impact on the islands and the people that live here. The Virgin Islands remembers trying to pick up and put together the scattered pieces, the mental turmoil as well as the physical exhaustion, and we are still dealing with the aftermath […]

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St. Thomas Food Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy

The idea has been around forever…  the best way to understand a culture and its people is through the local food. That’s the point of the island’s original cultural, walking tour, St. Thomas Food Tours.  About the Tour The two and a half hour stroll through the gorgeous warehouse passageways of Charlotte Amalie’s historic district […]

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Why Your Business Needs to be Listed in a Business Directory (and How to Do it)

Why Business Directories are Important, According to Google Although we love to talk about all things sun, fun, culture, accommodations, shopping—you name it—VI, today we wanted to talk about business directories, and why they are so crucial for your business. We are starting a new category of posts which are intended to help support local […]

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The ReCYCLE Room St. Thomas, Spinning with Purpose

For our Local Business Spotlight this month, and #worldenvironmentday we wanted to do a quick post on a new cycling studio located at Buccaneer Plaza on St. Thomas. As we often get questions from people asking us what the best gyms on St. Thomas, or the VI in general, are (we have an entire post […]

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Healthy, Eco-friendly, and Delicious Food? See Azul Cafe.

The ever-changing face of the Havensight area is the dynamic that keeps it a hopping place for visitors and a new experience for locals. Gone is the famous Shipwreck bar and restaurant and the huge liquor store there to serve the ship passengers. Now one can go bowling while drinking and having a bite or […]

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