USVI

Virtual Carnival Update

Why not take a virtual trip to the USVI?  You have something better to do this week?

Home Wuk -The Virtual Carnival in the Caribbean

You knew in your island soul that social distancing couldn’t stop the Carnival Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has launched the “Home Wuk” on line social gathering to create a sense of community and give islanders and us a virtual Carnival experience.  The carnival season […]

CARPHA and the Coronavirus

Well, it seems that everyone and we mean everyone is concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. The island nations of the Carribean are no exceptions.  A recent press release from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) lays out their plans to keep the island paradises and […]

Cruising Conference

Cruising Conference

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) announced at its conference this weekend that they are stepping up efforts to make the USVI an even greater destination for the cruise industry. The USVI delegation, which included Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, his team at the Department of Tourism and representatives from The West Indian Company Limited and […]

Paradise Discovered: The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders

Author and journalist Peter Bailey debuted “The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders”, the second film from his Paradise Discovered series on his birthday September 16 at Prior Jollek Hall on Antilles School campus on St. Thomas coincidently the same school where my younger sister teaches.  The documentary reflects on surviving both hurricanes Irma and Maria on his […]

American Airlines Makes it Easier to Get to America’s Caribbean

Getting to the U.S. Virgin Islands has just become a bit more convenient. Dallas-based air carrier American Airlines has announced that it will add a third daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas. American Airlines says the additional flight will operate as a “same-day turn” leaving Miami Airport (MIA) at 8:35 a.m. and landing at […]

Southern Caribbean Challenge 2019

Southern Caribbean Challenge 2019

The idea of an active cruising vacation is taken to the extreme in the Southern Caribbean Challenge. It’s comprised of seven marathons in six countries over the span of just one week. After taking a hiatus last year because of hurricane damage in the region, the runners were on their marks once more this summer. […]

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Errant is ready to set sail. You may remember that two years ago my brother-in-law, with some financial help from us, purchased a forty-year-old, 40′ Morgan Sailing Ketch. The boat wasn’t a complete disaster, had a running diesel engine and came cheap. I was excited thinking that we’d be on the water quickly after […]

Spring Travel is in the Airbnb for the USVI

Spring Travel is in the Airbnb for the USVI

A report from Airbnb says that St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is trending for spring travel among Airbnb guests. The home-sharing service compared spring bookings from this year to last year to determine the destinations that have increased in popularity. The USVI’s St. Thomas took the sixth spot with a growth rate of […]

The Caribbean Has a Rhythm All Its Own

The Caribbean Has a Rhythm All Its Own

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has kicked off a new campaign to highlight the diversity of the million square miles of geographic and ethnic variety the region has to offer. “Visitors, past and present, have not been introduced to the offerings of our vast and diverse region. We will change that by highlighting the […]