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A Morningstar Rising

A Morningstar Rising

We recently heard some great news: Mike and Bridget, the owners of Morningstar Charters in St. John, are back on the water with a new boat and ready to take you for a sail. Mike and Bridget were the owners of Winifred, a beautiful old 40-foot sailboat that was destroyed during hurricanes Irma and Maria. […]

The USVI is Back in Business and Letting Everyone Know

The USVI recently detailed a new marketing plan for the islands after the disastrous impact of two category 5 hurricanes in September.  The islands are rolling out a 150-day marketing strategy to help bring tourist dollars back to the islands. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities […]

Packing the Wine Cellar

Packing the Wine Cellar

We are sure that this isn’t a problem for most travelers but it was a problem for us: going on vacation and taking your wine cellar with you.  We’ve mentioned in several posts that my family runs a vineyard and we make some pretty damn good wine. The idea of taking a bottle or two […]

I’m Certifiable…

I’m Certifiable…

We’ve talked about sailing a lot the past year and we’ve mentioned our love of the water even more frequently. I was finally able to fulfill a life-long dream and go to sailing school. I prepared for those lessons for months; I studied a lot and took my test preparation more seriously than my years […]

Back in Service

We got in late last night from our sailing adventure. We had an amazing time. The trip did have a few snags but nothing overwhelming. We had intended on posting from the sailboat last Sunday but really only had connectivity yesterday. We’ve got quite a bit to tell you about sailing and the current state […]

Sailing and Studying

Study. Study. Study.  I will openly admit that my academic life was not a stellar one. I, like most of us, look back at my school career and think “Yeah, I could have done better.” I wasn’t much for studying. I just never felt like focusing on school on my own time. I was far […]

Etelman Observatory, St. Thomas, USVI

Etelman Observatory, St. Thomas, USVI

A visit to a tropical island to watch the sun set and the stars come out can be quite the romantic night and at the Etelman Observatory you can get a up-close look at those celestial bodies. The Etelman Observatory is located on top of Crown Mountain on the island of St. Thomas in the […]