Beaches

Going to School At Sea

Going to School At Sea

I know we’ve mentioned more than once our love of the water and my particular love of sailing. I am mainly self taught and have never had any proper schooling. You don’t need a license to sail or own a boat in most jurisdictions. But if you want to rent or charter a boat you’ll […]

Local’s Getaway: Hull Bay Beach

Local’s Getaway: Hull Bay Beach

Hull Bay Beach is located on the north shore of the island of St. Thomas and is a wonderful place to get away from the crowds of places of Magens Bay or Coki Beach. If you decide to go to this out-of-the way beach you can’t count on a cheap trip via safari bus. You’ve […]

Changes in Paradise

Changes in Paradise

The first time we walked down that dirt path eight years ago and found ourselves on that deserted strip of sand known as Lindquist Beach, we fell in love. We fell in love with the white sand and its crescent shape, as if it were gently holding the clear, calm water in the palm of its […]

Olga Resurrected

The moment we stepped off the plane at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas the pressure of our daily lives began to dissolve and the anticipation began to build as we went to visit an old friend. We knew we could have taken the safari bus from the airport but settled for the expediency of […]

You Can’t Control the Weather…

You Can’t Control the Weather…

When you think of the Mexican Riveria you often think of 80-degree sun-filled days with the occasional lazy shower bringing just enough rain cool off the sand. The reality can be a little different. I’m not saying the weather was cold; we live in Pittsburgh, we know cold. The weather felt very comfortable, though the […]

Uncle Willie, Tour Guide

Uncle Willie, Tour Guide

You never know what you’re going to get when you step into a cab, especially when you’re in a place you’ve never been before. We’ve had positive and negative experiences in this department. We’ve had a cabbie in Mexico turn a 40-minute trip into a 90-minute trip after getting lost. I had a cab driver […]

Our First Dive

Our First Dive

I hate keeping secrets from my wife.  But I’ve become very good at it. So when my mind was made up to surprise Amanda with a diving trip in the Bahamas, it was just a matter of saving the right amount of money so she didn’t notice a $300 check being cleared and avoiding making […]