US Virgin Islands

There are three main islands to visit in the US Virgin Islands, they are; St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. If you do not have a passport-no worries- it is not required for US Citizens.

I think we’re alone now

Over the Summer we were invited to a wedding. A big bonus was that it was on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix! So we checked with the grandparents to see if there was anyway possible we could take advantage of this opportunity by turning it into a child-free getaway. Afterall, taking a 2-year-old and 5-year-old to a wedding and all the events attached was not the ideal situation. So Mimi kept the kids and we got to spend 4 days in this beautiful paradise.

Exploring on your own

We rented a jeep so that we could explore the island with every free minute available.  Though we checked out a lot on this small, friendly island we left with so much unseen. We hope to go back again!



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Panoramic Ocean Views Perfect for St. Croix Sunrise

September 1st, 2016|23 Comments

Point Udall The easternmost spot in the United States.   One thing you must do when visiting St. Croix is to take the drive or ride to the East side of the island. Not only is the [...]

Lots to do while vacationing in St. Croix

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Lots to do while vacationing in St. Croix

So much to do on the island of St. Croix Whether you are visiting St. Croix to take some time relaxing in a paradise setting or want to spend your days fully of activity and adventure, you will have many things to chose from. Getting to places can [...]

St. Croix is full of great restaurants

August 28th, 2016|34 Comments

St. Croix restaurants to try. Getting to the restaurants can be half the fun. Then you will be impressed with the friendly service and fresh taste of the food. There is not just food filling the island; great beaches and rich history will provide a well rounded vacation. [...]

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Cruzan Rum: The Don’t Hurry Life in St.Croix

August 24th, 2016|28 Comments

Cruzan Rum Distillery in St.Croix: Since the 1800's the Cruzan Rum Royalty , has called St. Croix home. The moment we landed in St. Croix, we knew we needed to learn more about Cruzan Rum.  From the airport to the welcome amenity, this rum [...]