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Blog: 7th Annual St. John Blues Festival

Categories: Event | St. John Blog Stories

Steve Simon presents The 7th Annual St. John Blues Festival with several great blues events over 5 days beginning on Wednesday, March 18th and running through Sunday, March 22nd, 2009. The festival’s main concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Coral Bay Ball Field on St. John and stars […]

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Blog: Water Island Classical Music Festival

Categories: Event | Water Island Blog Stories

The Water Island Classical Music Festival is now four years old and bigger than ever. There are three concerts this year on February 13, 14 and 15 at Providence Point on Water Island. This is the fourth annual concert featuring Julian Gargiulo, Artistic Director. Garguilo created the music festival and each year it has grown. […]

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Blog: 38th Annual Agrifest

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

The 38th Annual Agrifest on St. Croix offers visitors the perfect opportunity to explore island culture through its savory food, captivating music and fun activities. For three days in February, the territory’s agriculture will take center stage. It is an eagerly anticipated event and well-attended every year. Agrifest, also known as the Agriculture and Food […]

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Blog: Steel Pan Music and the Pan Dragons of St. John

Categories: About | St. John Blog Stories

The steel pan is one of the few genuinely novel acoustic instruments invented in the 20th century. Today steel pan groups exist across the globe, however the instruments origin is in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1930s. In those days rhythm steel drums were usually made from paint tins or biscuit tins. As players […]

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Virgin Islands Quarters

Blog: Virgin Islands Quarter

Categories: About | History

New U.S. coinage will honor the District of Columbia and United States Territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are a follow-up on the 50 State Quarters Program; a ten-year program started in 1999 that will end in late 2008 with the release of the Hawaii’s commemorative quarter. “The 50 State Quarters® Program has been […]

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Frederiksted Dock, St. Croix

Blog: St. Croix by Cruise Ship

Categories: St. Croix Blog Stories

St. Croix welcomed its first cruise ship of the year earlier this month. Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas docked at Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted on January 5th, 2009. In the days following, Disney Magic and The World also called on St. Croix and later this month so will Maasdam, Journey and […]

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Blog: St. Croix Christmas Festival

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

Carnival time is here again… on St. Croix! Starting next month the Crucian Christmas Festival is going to have visitors and residents alike jumping up, eating lots of tasty local dishes and having a great time. If you are visiting St. Croix for the holidays and have never been to a VI Carnival, here is […]

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Santa Claus in the Virgin Islands

Blog: Santa Claus is coming to town, in the USVI?

Categories: About | Blog

Several years ago a buddy, experiencing their first green Christmas in the islands, reminisced on how different Christmas felt without the snow and cold. After a pause there was a question, what was Christmas like growing up here? Here being St. Thomas, USVI. Then a whole string of questions; you guys have Santa right? Rudolph? […]

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Blog: 4th Annual St. John Christmas Music Festival & Children’s Parade

Categories: Event | St. John Blog Stories

Steve Simon presents the 4th Annual St. John Christmas Music Festival & Children’s Parade on Saturday, December 6th. Celebrating its 4th anniversary, the St. John Children’s Christmas Parade has become a tradition with many of our island’s groups participating. It is truly a parade for all ages. Starting in front of Mongoose Junction at 6pm, […]

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Blog: Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Does your vacation to St. Thomas take place in late November? If it does, make a note of the annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival. Visitors to the 29th annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival will have the opportunity to find unique hand crafted items, explore their own creativity, view dynamic […]

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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Includes 200 full color photos

St. John off the Beaten Track is your guide to the beaches, trails and hidden attractions of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find quiet beaches, the best snorkeling spots and abandoned sugar estates. Learn about the islands history, geology, culture, people, ecology, plants and animals. National Park trails include detailed maps, information on historic ruins, and description on natural environment along the trails. Off trail adventures are also explored including secluded shorelines, pristine seasonal streams in the mountains (also known on island as guts), fresh water pools, seasonal waterfalls and more.

This is a must have book for every visitor going to St. John, and also for every resident. The information is excellent; you will learn, laugh and be intrigued by the wealth of details shared on the treasures and secrets of exploring St. John.

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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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