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Your Islands Update

Your Islands Update

The restoration of power on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John is a slow process because in many cases the primary lines are down and need to be reconstructed. According to the Water and Power Authority, the reconstruction has to happen before the power can be sent to the lines, even if undamaged, […]

Cruise Line Community Comes Together to Care for the Caribbean

Cruise Line Community Comes Together to Care for the Caribbean

The storms have passed but there is still a lot of work to do in the Caribbean. The good news is that the cruise lines, the same companies that have introduced many of us to the USVI, are taking a share of the lead in the relief efforts. Carnival Cruise Lines has set up a […]

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

The weather on the east coast has finally turned to fall. We were enjoying an Indian summer that in my opinion was a filled with more summer weather than most of the actual summer. When you own a vineyard you look forward to the fall because it’s the beginning of the picking season. Amanda and […]

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

You can now share the joys of going through airport security and not even go anywhere. The days of the hurried kiss-and-go in the loading zone that have been with us since September, 2001 are gone — at least at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  You now have the option to park your car and walk […]

Irma Update

Irma Update

The world and the US media have finally taken notice of the tragedy playing out in the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands in Irma’s wake. We also have to give credit where credit is due and that is to MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. She spent most of last week in the Virgin Islands drawing attention to […]

Irma and the Media’s Failing

Irma and the Media’s Failing

Like many people, I’ve spent the past week watching the slow-motion horror of Hurricane Irma work its way along the Leeward Islands. The massive Category 5 hurricane, maybe the biggest ever recorded, churned and chewed up the small island nations and territories. The damage reports on the island of Barbuda alone are staggering. The government […]

SV Delos

We all have that occasional dream of chucking it all, hitting the high seas and sailing around the world.  Well, I do at least.  I’m always interested in hearing about the people who actually do it. You’ll find a lot of  blogs out there following boats making one journey or another, some good, some bad, […]