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Griffin McFarlane gives samples of Arc Vodka at Pissaro Art Gallery during Art on the Town.

Blog: Take Home Island Inspired Art

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Last month there was a terrific art walk in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. It featured over a dozen artisans, shops and art galleries. Customers strolled through Main Street popping into jewelry stores to ogle over locally made jewelry; sample drinks made from island sourced fruits; and enjoy wonderful paintings, pottery and photographs. The event was […]

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Food Truck Fete

Blog: Food Truck Fete, St. Thomas

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Food trucks have been around for quite a while but it’s only in the last few years that they have become all the rage in the foodie world. There are many new twists on food truck offerings moving way beyond the taco, hamburger, and ice-cream varieties of the past decades. Food Network’s reality show “The […]

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Just Married, Virgin Islands

Blog: Get Married in the USVI

Categories: St. Croix Blog Stories | St. John Blog Stories | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Whether you are looking for the perfect spot to exchange or renew your vows or the perfect place to share the romance of your honeymoon, the U.S. Virgin Islands has you covered. They offer beautiful white sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets, intimate inns, beach resorts, private villas, great dining and more. There are four islands to […]

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Fort Christian, St. thomas

Blog: Fort Christian, St. Thomas

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

In the capital of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, stands a large fort and if its walls could talk what a history it would tell. Fort Christian is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands; it has stood as a sentry overlooking the Charlotte Amalie Harbor for over 300 years. Fort Christian might tell […]

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Magens Bay Trail, St. Thomas

Blog: Magens Bay Watershed Preserve

Categories: Nature | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Magens Bay, part of a public park located on the north side of St. Thomas, is well known to both residents and visitors. In fact it is the most popular beach on the island. The majority of beach goers head to Magens Bay to enjoy the beautiful long stretch of white sand and the calm […]

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Larimar

Blog: The Story of Larimar

Categories: About | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Larimar or blue pectolite is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. The first mention of the stone is in a request to mine Larimar in 1916, however it wasn’t until 1974 that the stone really […]

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Eco Tours

Blog: Kayaking with V.I. Ecotours at the Mangrove Lagoon

Categories: Nature | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The Cas Cay/Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the south side of St. Thomas. It is an area of exceptional natural beauty, where mangrove trees provide homes for an assortment of animal life both above and beneath the waterline. It had been more than a decade since I had explored the […]

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Mongoose

Blog: Mongooses, Mongeese, Mongoose-Dem!

Categories: Nature

Mongoose is a name for a large number of small, carnivorous mammals of the civet family. They are originally from Asia and Africa, but were brought to the Virgin Islands in the 1800’s as a method for controlling rat populations on sugar plantations. The mongoose adapted very well and are now common. The mongoose species […]

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Ginger Thomas

Blog: Flowers of the Virgin Islands

Categories: Nature

Flora in the USVI is quite memorable. You will find bright yellows, pinks, reds, purples, oranges… truly a rainbow of colors that bloom from various flowering bushes and trees. The easiest place to view the array of flora common to the USVI is along road sides and in West Indian gardens at hotels and private […]

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Sea Turtle

Blog: Endangered Animals of the Virgin Islands

Categories: Nature

Most Virgin Islands enthusiast whether residents or visitors can name at least a few animals that are commonly found in the islands. Perhaps mongoose, lizards, deer might come to mind; definitely the iguana does for most people. But what about owls, bats or tree boas- yes snakes; would they come to mind? Probably not and […]

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