Enchanting St. Thomas

Enchanting St. Thomas Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, St. Thomas has a million miles worth of things to do. Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the […]

Visiting the Virgin Islands Year Round!

Caribbean Connection Visiting the Virgin Islands Year Round! The weather in the Virgin Islands, as in most places in the Caribbean, doesn’t vary much from season to season. The difference between average temperatures in the summer and winter is approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit, so the high season for tourism is dictated more by the weather […]

Get Back to Nature With An Eco Experience on the Islands

Get Back to Nature With An Eco Experience on the Islands The Department of Tourism looks forward to welcoming you to the U.S. Virgin Islands! Our recovery from last year’s storms has been very strong. Power has been restored, beaches and attractions have reopened, restaurants are serving up extraordinary dishes, and the USVI spirit is […]

Come To De Islands Mon!

Come To De Islands Mon! The U.S. Virgin Islands is a paradise with so much more to offer than the traditional beach vacation. Visitors wishing to immerse themselves in a profound cultural experience can enjoy historical tours, culinary encounters, artisan fairs, parades, storytelling and other special presentations. Walking tours on St. Thomas and St. Croix […]

Sensational St. John

Sensational St. John St. John, the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, retains a tranquil, unspoiled beauty uncommon in the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world. Settled in the early 1700’s by Danish immigrants attracted to the island’s potential as a sugar cane producing colony, St. John soon blossomed into a thriving economy. […]

Among the Privileged Few No Longer

Among the Privileged Few No Longer By Jeff McCord For eight-and-a-half years my family has been among the relatively few “Continentals” to live on St. John. With more than 60 percent of the land a national park and much of the remaining terrain too steep or inaccessible to develop, the island can only accommodate a […]

Virgin Island Resurrection In-Progress at Easter

Virgin Island Resurrection In-Progress at Easter By Jeff McCord This year, the annual St. Patrick’s Day on St. John, USVI, was led by a BBC electric “bucket” truck (with the Irish flag spanning the grill) and ended with revelers from the first wedding party to come since the Irma/Maria catastrophe in September. To me, BBC […]

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through By Jeff McCord After more than eight years on island, we’ve placed our St. John home on the market.  This difficult decision has more to do with life changes than hurricanes. My son graduated from high school on St. Thomas.  My wife and I have both been active in the island community.  […]

As St. John’s Heroes Rebuild, Visitors are Welcome

As St. John’s Heroes Rebuild, Visitors are Welcome By Jeff McCord Whether in their twenties or sixties and whether they hail from the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Dominica or Virginia, everyone is working frantically on St. John and St. Thomas.  It’s a post Hurricanes Irma-Maria race to repair and rebuild in time to salvage the […]

“Old Year’s Night,” New Year’s Day

“Old Year’s Night,” New Year’s Day by Jeff McCord As years go….2017 will be remembered by many Virgin Islanders as the worst of their lives. It provides little consolation that the cause of the grief was Mother Nature rather than the usual culprits of war and greed. This December 31st, the West Indian notion of […]