Emancipation A Crucian History

Emancipation Day: A Truly Crucian Story

While many across the United States and it’s Territories are preparing for the 4th of July and American Independence celebrations, today July 3rd,  marks a very important holiday here in the US Virgin Islands – Emancipation Day. One of my favorite books is Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende which tells the harrowing saga of […]

Buck Island Is it floating away

Is Buck Island Floating Away?

In an alarming study by a joint venture between the National Service of Parks and NOOA, scientists have discovered that St Croix’s beloved Buck Island is floating away from the main island’s shores at a rate of 10 feet per year. This trend was first discovered by sea turtle watch volunteers when they noticed their […]


Transfer Day in the Virgin Islands: Seven Flags Over St Croix

It’s the end of March and the beginning of the Easter Week celebrations which means that most every Government office in the islands is closed and everyone has headed to camp on the beach for the week. Today we celebrate Transfer Day in the US Virgin Islands. So what the heck is that anyways? Since Columbus encountered […]

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7 Days in Paradise: Shaking the Winter Blues

When you live on an island far away from your family, your friends become your island family. And their family becomes an extension of yours. So, it’s fun when they visit over time and you get to know them a little better each trip. My friend Greg’s sister, Jenni, has visited St Croix several times […]


High Hopes sharing the St Croix Love

Hailing from the frozen tundra that is currently the South Shore of Boston, High Hopes Band has traded in snow blowers for sand and sea this February. The band combines influences of roots reggae, dub and R&B into their own sound and has been together for roughly seven years. Considered one New England’s premier reggae bands, […]

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The Ultimate 5 Day St Croix Experience

So, I have friends from High School coming to the island for the first time later next week. Of course, I want to show them the very best that St Croix has to offer, so I’ve put together the ultimate St Croix Itinerary to make sure they see the island, experience the culture and go […]


Horsing Around on St Croix

It had been about 15 years since I’d been on a horse and I’m not going to lie, I was nervous! I’d spent my childhood riding at any opportunity I could get. In college and after, I worked in several barns and rode quite a bit. But, when getting ready to move to St Croix […]


Keep Calm and Drink Rum

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes are a part of life in the islands. They aren’t something to be particularly fearful of and most often they aren’t much more than an inconvenience. However, they should be taken seriously and preparing ahead can avoid a lot of stress and frustration.  Here are a few of my tips for […]

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St Croix One Taste at a Time

A Taste of St Croix isn’t just a gastronomic competition featuring A-list celebrity chef judges each April, it’s a journey through the many flavors that make up the cultural, agricultural and culinary map that is St Croix. It’s a time to celebrate the dining establishments that not only bring in locals and tourists, but bring […]

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