USVI

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 […]

A Weather Obsession

A Weather Obsession

The memory of the devastation wrought by hurricanes from Irma and Maria is still fresh in our minds. The islanders, as well as those of us who love the islands, are just a little apprehensive about the current hurricane season. The fact that my little sister, though a grown woman, is living down there means […]

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The post last week was all about my sister and her move to St. Thomas. If you have been paying close attention to our blog over the last few years, you’ll remember this is the same sister who is restoring the 40’ Morgan sailboat with her husband.  Her husband, Matt, and the boat, Errant, are […]