Experience the MGM Grand for Under a $100!

By Lani Gering Experience the MGM Grand for Under a $100! Well, it may be apparent that I was grasping at straws for some subject matter for this column this month. After having received nothing from the marketing and PR gurus for the Harbor regarding February happenings, I decided on taking a solo trip to […]

Acute Mountain Sickness: An Everest Evacuation Vacation Story

Take Photos, Leave Foot Prints by Scott Dicken Acute Mountain Sickness: An Everest Evacuation Vacation Story Sirens blared as we weaved our way around the airport tarmac and through the morning rush hour traffic of Kathmandu. Sitting in the back of the ambulance I looked down at my wife who was being tended to by […]

Five Reasons You Should Go Sailing in 2020

Five Reasons You Should Go Sailing in 2020 by Molly Winans Allow me to be the one writer on a February deadline to not discuss valentines, black history, presidents, tax season, or how cold it is. Let’s talk about the five reasons you should go sailing this year. I know, it’s cold—but we’ve agreed not […]

St. John: How To Get Here – “News” You Can Use!

By Jenn Manes St. John: How To Get Here – “News” You Can Use! It’s not easy getting to a little island in the Caribbean. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get here, the latest ferry and barge schedules and more. For starters, let’s talk about location. St. John is located in the United […]

GUNS AND THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

GUNS AND THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Off the record: Why are rural Virginians so against common sense gun laws? By Julie Reardon No issue in recent memory has stirred up passion and emotion here in the hunt country of suburban and rural Virginia like gun control.  Most news reports tried to portray the massive […]

The Rise of Eco-Tourism and Conservation Vacations

By Scott Dicken The Rise of Eco-Tourism and Conservation Vacations If you’re like me, by early January Christmas pudding is merely a fond memory, and I guiltily admit to friends that I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, particularly one I will endeavor to keep. Yet, this year I’m feeling inspired by a recent […]

The 20 Best Caribbean Beach Bars to Visit in 2020!

Lani Gering w/Caribbean Journal Staff The 20 Best Caribbean Beach Bars to Visit in 2020! I signed up for the Caribbean Journal newsletter quite some time ago since we try to spend as much time as we can on our favorite islands of St. John and Jost Van Dyke but lately the treks have been […]

ANIMAL RIGHTS IS NOT ABOUT ENDING ANIMAL CRUELTY…

By Julie Reardon ANIMAL RIGHTS IS NOT ABOUT ENDING ANIMAL CRUELTY… …it’s about restricting your rights to own pets, livestock, farms, ranches and more. While I normally avoid politics in my Blue Ridge reports, this is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue. It’s one that affects nearly all of us—if we own and love animals. […]

Olli…Olli…Olli

By Lani Gering Olli…Olli…Olli I finally took a ride on Olli – the Harbor’s self-driving, electric vehicle. Brought to life a few years ago by Local Motors, this little vehicle is finally coming to life here at National Harbor. It has been being tested in other urban areas as well and is still a work […]

What Cool People Do

What Cool People Do by Molly Winans From the Publisher: It is time for our annual Frost Bite Sailing column. Molly penned this column 10 years ago and it has held up for the entire decade. According to the NOAA website’s Thomas Point Light Station, the air temperature is 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The Bay, 42.6 […]