St. Thomas shopping day rules

July 22nd, 2014

Rule 1: Never EVER tell anyone you’re “Going to St. Thomas and can we get anything for you.” They will produce a list. WE have produced such lists.

(Somebody once gave us a list that included a can of blue spray paint and a full length mirror.)

Rule 2: Remember to bring bags to Cost U Less. Cost U Less is not a “bag it yourself” store. It’s a “we do not have bags” store. They’ll give you a box, but you’re supposed to bring your own bags. Or you can walk from the store to the Jeep a couple of times.

You can load up on bags to save if you shop at St. John Market. They double bag everything, You can buy an apple at St. John Market and they will double bag it.







Internet traveler and cook at Bongo

July 21st, 2014

Robin Benzle, who writes a travel and cooking site called Chow Time reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, recently stayed at Bongo Bongo.

And she sent us this video from her site.

She created a dish called Seashells with Coconut Rum Mahi Mahi in Bongo’s kitchen. Looks pretty good!.







Where bottles go

July 17th, 2014

If your water bottle accidentally blows off the boat (or when bad apples throw them overboard) the bottle doesn’t bob away for thousands of miles to China.

It ends up on a nearby shore.

Some shores are magnets for bottles and other boat detritus. Like this one near East End Point.

And if your pink “Dang!” hat blew off your head when you were on a boat, we found it.







Where’s That? Wednesday

July 16th, 2014

There are no stop lights on St. John, and there are actually only a handful of stop signs.

Know where this one is?







Don’t drink and drone

July 14th, 2014

At this rate we are never going to be good enough to make beautiful drone videos.

The pilot really is putting in long training sessions, but, well the headline kind of explains the problem probably.







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