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Expedition: Shell Island

Many who have visited St Croix have had the pleasure of kayaking and exploring historic Salt River Bay – the site of Columbus’ second visit to the “New World”. And most have heard of Buck Island National Monument. But not so many have ventured out to St Croix’s other offshore beauty – Shell Island (aka […]


Singin’ Da Blues in Frederiksted

Last night the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, aboard the sold out Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam, hit St Croix’s shores and turned the town of Frederiksted Blue. Not only a thrill for passengers aboard the rockin’ ship, but residents and visitors to the island were treated to a day filled with fun, food and great […]


7 of My Favorite Christmas Island St Croix Holiday Gifts

If you’ve been to St Croix around the holidays, you know why we call it Christmas Island! There are so many festive holiday events like the St Croix Christmas Boat Parade and it’s the time of year that we celebrate Carnival with mini-events, the fair grounds and the big Three Kings Day Parade. It’s really the […]


3 Surprising Thrills To Enjoy In St. Croix

St. Croix is an outdoor playground with plenty of beautiful sandy beaches for relaxing.  If you’re  looking for an island destination where you can kick back and relieve some stress, it’s definitely the perfect location. But don’t make the mistake of thinking St. Croix is all about lying around on pretty beaches! St Croix is also packed with adventures, […]


Sunscreens a Threat to Coral Reefs

Three-quarters of St Croix is surrounded by the largest living barrier reef in the Caribbean. And then we have the incredible reefs just off shore surrounding Buck Reef National Monument. These reefs provide homes for a myriad of plants and animals, including the colorful fish we love to see snorkeling and endangered sea turtles. Our community […]

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Travel Channel’s Real St Croix

When producer and television host Shane Reynolds (aka Shane O of Color Earth Productions, Shane Untamed on NatGeo) contacted me about filming an episode of his new Travel Channel series Real on St Croix, I was so excited! I got to become friends with Shane and his wife, Romona, on their last trip to St […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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