Tag Archive | British Virgin Islands

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 […]

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 […]

Dolphin Discovery

Dolphin Discovery

Ages ago, my family took a summer vacation to the Caribbean. We enjoyed a week of sun, sand, and the absolutely gorgeous water that’s kept me (and now Zeke) returning to the area as often as possible. On the same trip, my sister and I asked my parents if we could try swimming with dolphins. […]

Spending a Day at the Baths

Spending a Day at the Baths

A treasure of the Virgin Islands was created millions of years ago with heat and pressure when magma pushed its way up through the Earth’s crust and just didn’t make it all the way to the surface. Instead, the molten rock cooled, creating massive granite blocks. A millenia of erosion shifted away the softer rocks […]

A Stay at Guavaberry Spring Bay, BVI

A Stay at Guavaberry Spring Bay, BVI

We’re back from our tropical getaway and sorting through our notes for the next few blog posts. I promised to let you know about our affordable accommodations on Virgin Gorda a couple of weeks ago, so here it is: our stay at Guavaberry Spring Bay . Note – All prices are in USD because, despite being part of the […]

The Challenge and the Plan

The Challenge and the Plan

A few months back Amanda gave me this year’s vacation challenge and it took some doing but we’ve got a destination. If you remember we skipped our vacation in February, due to our move to Pittsburgh, so we are ready to go and find some sun this September. Amanda has asked for years, ever since […]