August 26th, 2015
August 25th, 2015
Here’s a solar-powered 3-bedroom villa in Coral Bay with 180-degree, mountaintop views.
The villa is about 900 feet above Shipwreck landing in Freemans Ground.
Villa Tiffany is managed by James M. Miller Property Management and starts at less than $2,700 a week in low season.
That’s a lot of view for the money. Check out the Villa Tiffany video below…
August 24th, 2015
Outdoor adventure retailer REI is offering a 12 day volunteer package on St. John for $1,950 per person, meals included.
You stay at the Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station (VIERS) cabins at Lameshur Bay, and work 8 hour days in small groups as a National Park Service volunteer, mostly doing trail and ruins maintenance, with two days off to do whatever you want.
Looks like everything is included, except airfare (and booze). Check out the details here.
August 21st, 2015
I always marvel at the sheer size of Sam & Jack’s Deli sandwiches. It is the Katz Deli of St. John.
The sandwiches are not cheap. The Uncle Peep and the Sammy Hammy here are $12. But look at them!
They’re big. The slicer is set to thick. And it’s quality stuff.
Great beach food. Great pick up and take home by the pool food.
August 20th, 2015
August 18th, 2015
You won’t agree with all of this (biking is not the best way to get around in the Virgin Islands) but it’s always fun to read Virgin Islands travel tips.
Here’s an article from Travelzoo. (This being the Internet, Travelzoo, by way of Good Morning America, aggregated by Yahoo news, and now linked to by us.)
What first time visitors should skip, and what they should do instead.
Sloop Jones gets a mention. “Don’t buy a t-shirt. Paint one.”
August 17th, 2015
Point your DVR to the Travel Channel for Sunday, August 23, for a Travel Channel feature on St. John.
Island Roots Capt. Jason Siska, along with fellow life-long St. John resident Jane Conrad will share the snorkeling secret of Hurricane Hole with young St. Johnian Craig.
Check out the awesome Travel Channel promo for the upcoming St. John episode, below…
August 15th, 2015
Finally, some significant rain. Heavy today. Light and steady last night.
August 14th, 2015
Not everybody who brings food favorites to St. John is an overt cooler-person.
We caught St. John regular Rick Garvin at the airport with frozen bacon in his luggage. (And not just any luggage. A vintage 80’s Samsonite hard-sider.)
When Rick’s not sneaking pork products into the islands, he’s pursuing one of his other passions. Beer.
Here’s Rick at this week’s preview party at his newest bar and restaurant, the Mad Fox Taproom, in DC’s Glover Park.
(Don’t like coming into the city? There’s a Mad Fox in Falls Church too.)
August 13th, 2015
Emily Kernen, who discovered St. John a decade ago thanks to Maho Bay Campground and moved to St. John in 2009, is a self-described mosquito magnet.
“When I was in Ghana with the Peace Corps I was infected with Malaria on three separate occasions, so I have a heightened curiosity about repellents,” Emily says. “But I prefer not to use chemicals because for me it means using a lot.”
So Emily began tinkering with all-natural formulas and gave out samples to friends for feedback.
So was born a St. John-produced bug spray called Citizens of Nature, made with witch hazel, coconut oil, bay rum oil and a 19 other certified pure essential oils. No Deet or other chemicals, sold at several stores on St. John.
Now the goal is to reach a larger market, and a Kickstarter campaign could get Citizens of Nature in Whole Foods stores.
Would you like to try it? Here’s how to get a sample.
Emily is trying to raise a modest $5,600, for EPA approval, compliance issues, packaging, marketing and other expenses ahead of a meeting with Whole Foods regional buyers in Florida.
If you’d like to see an all-natural bug spray produced on island by a St. John entrepreneur in stateside stores, click here for Emily’s Kickstarter campaign and kick in a few bucks. Make a pledge, and you’ll even get to try it yourself.