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French Flags

Blog: French Heritage Week in St. Thomas

Categories: Event | History

Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th, is the national holiday of France. It is celebrated on July 14th because on this day in 1789 the people of Paris rose up against the government of King Louis XVI and captured the fortress of Bastille. This capture symbolized a new feeling of freedom, which spread throughout France […]


Blog: Islandy Valentine Idea

Categories: Event

Have you been trying to think of a fun Valentine to give your sweetie? Here’s an island themed Valentine idea to help get the ideas flowing. Valentine in a Bottle You’ll need: Empty wine or champagne bottle… or more islandy… an empty rum bottle! A sheet of white paper Tea Bag/Water A Pen to write […]

Caribbean Dawn

Blog: The Natural Sounds of St. John, USVI

Categories: About | Nature

If you have ever lived or vacationed in the Virgin Islands and sat outside in the late evening you will certainly remember the pleasant sounds of island nights. The crickets, tree frogs, bats, birds and other nocturnal creatures; together perform a magical symphony. Part time residents of St. John Ed and Laurie Boakes found the […]

Beer Drinking Pig, St. Croix

Blog: St. Croix’s Famous Beer Drinking Pigs

Categories: St. Croix Blog Stories

“A rainforest in the Virgin Islands… A truly local bar, complete with thatched roof and compact dirt floors… Beer drinking pigs… Where are we?” Tucked into the rainforest on the west side of St. Croix is a little bar, Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club. A thatched roof covers what is in all accounts a jungle […]

Iguana baby

Blog: Iguanas – Take a Closer Look

Categories: Nature

If you have spent time in the U.S. Virgin Islands, particularly St. Thomas and St. John, you have likely come across the popular resident, the iguana. And if you have not – maybe you will see one on your next visit. Iguanas are a type of lizard; they are native to tropical areas of Central […]

Reichhold Center

Blog: Reichhold Center for the Arts 2010-2011 Season

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

The Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas recently announced its 2010-2011 season boasting an All-Star line-up of Grammy winners, chart toppers, and legends in R&B, pop, reggae and World music. “This is undeniably one of our strongest seasons ever,” said Pamela Toussaint, co-Director of the Reichhold Center. “Usually each season we feature at […]


Blog: David Hamilton Jackson Day

Categories: History

November 1st is a local holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands, David Hamilton Jackson Day. David Hamilton Jackson was born on September 28, 1884 on St. Croix in what was then the Danish West Indies. His education began at East Hill School where both his parents were teachers. He went on to earn a law […]

Virgin Islands Territory Quarter

Blog: Quarters for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Categories: History

On September 28th the Virgin Islands Territory Quarter will be released. This quarter is part of the American Territories Quarter Series which was preceded by the successful State Quarter Series. While this quarter is just two weeks away from making its way to purses, piggy banks and collectors, the U.S.  Mint has announced another quarter […]


Blog: Whim Museum Presents Old Time Family Day

Categories: Event | History | St. Croix Blog Stories

St. Croix Landmarks is pleased to announce a new event on the Whim Museum Grounds. “Whim Museum Presents: Old Time Family Day” on SATURDAY August 22, 2009. This event will feature traditional foods presented by V.I. Agriculture fair prize winners, vetted traditional crafts booths and open house at Whim Museum Greathouse. Children’s activities include storytelling […]


Blog: Drive the Virgins CD Tour

Categories: About

Visitors to St. Thomas can rent a car, pop in a CD and enjoy a guided tour thanks to Sarah Hancock. Sarah has been living on island for over 20 years and during that time she has given numerous tours to friends and family paying her a visit. She came up with a great idea […]

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