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Find out more about the Virgin Islands and what great opportunities await you. In this section you will find articles about Virgin Islands events, history, culture and more!

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Jazz in the Park

Blog: Jazz in the Park, St. Thomas

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

St. Thomas’ Jazz in the Park is a free concert series that highlights local and visiting musicians and provides a wonderful opportunity for attendees to enjoy the downtown Charlotte Amalie area. The 2016 series kicked off this past Saturday, February 20th, 2016. The event takes place in beautiful Roosevelt Park. Concert goers come early to […]

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Driving with Donkeys

Blog: Keep Left – USVI Driving Tips

Categories: About

A couple weeks ago, stopped at a 3-way intersection, a jeep turns the corner into the right lane, which happened to be the wrong lane, and stays there. We drive on the left in the islands so I immediately started honking and flashing my headlights to get their attention. They continued onward in the right lane. Other […]

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Lindbergh

Blog: What’s in a name? Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

If you were on St. Thomas 88 years ago today you would have had a chance to see the famous American aviator, Charles Lindbergh. His Spirit of St. Louis flight log for January 31st, 1928 has him traveling from Caracas, Venezuela to St. Thomas; and then on February 2nd, 1928 from St. Thomas to San […]

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Puerto Rican Racer

Blog: Virgin Islands Critters – Snakes & Spiders

Categories: Nature

Over the years we have received an assortment of questions, usually about beaches, things to do and where to stay.  One of the popular questions that is outside the trip planning box is whether there are any creepy crawly things. So for today’s blog we caught up with Dr. Renata Platenberg, Reptile Ecologist and an […]

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Food Stand Virgin Island

Blog: Flavors of the VI: West Indian Gooseberry Jam

Categories: About

In this “Flavors of the VI” post we look at a tropical fruit, an island tradition, and the recipe! I fondly remember picking gooseberries as a child from my neighbor’s tree. The little yellow berries were gathered by the handful, but eaten one by one. Their super tart flesh assaulting taste buds with sour juice with every bite. Eating gooseberries […]

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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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