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    How a Frequent Visitor Found His “Anchor” on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 11, 2017

    Thanks again to my Dad, Jack Smith, for contributing his unique perspective on island life to this blog, somewhere between visitor and resident.   Continuing my rambling thoughts from the previous post, I had decided to create an “anchor” to St. Croix (also known as an excuse to come back… often).  I wanted to do... Read More

    Mongoose: The Caribbean Squirrel

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 10, 2017

    When you visit St. Croix in the Caribbean, you will see a squirrel-like creature just about everywhere. It is easy to mistake a mongoose for a squirrel. It scurries around like a squirrel and is skittish of humans. When you get a closer look, mongoose appear to be a cross of a squirrel and a... Read More

    St. Croix in the Eyes of A Frequent Visitor

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 6, 2017

      Thanks to my Dad, Jack Smith, (not pictured!) for contributing this post.  And for taking me to the beach often growing up.  So began my love of island life!   I love visiting St. Croix, fell in love the first time I visited. That was for my oldest daughter’s destination wedding, eight years ago.... Read More

    U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrate Transfer Centennial

    By Brianna Nelthropp | April 3, 2017

    Over the weekend, the U.S. Virgin Islands marked the 100 year anniversary of transferring from the Danish West Indies to U.S. territory.  Official Transfer Day was Friday, March 31. Celebrations included a parade through Christiansted Friday morning, which included military and school marching bands.  At Fort Christiansvaern, speakers included the Prime Minister of Denmark Lars... Read More

    Why It’s Easier to Stay Fit on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 25, 2017

    When you people-watch on St. Croix, you’ll notice that a majority of residents on-island are pretty fit.  When you relocate here from the U.S. mainland, it’s inspiring to be in a place where so many people strive for good health.  Here’s why island life makes is easier to get and stay fit… Baby It’s Hot Outside... Read More

    What Springtime Means When You Live in Paradise

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 24, 2017

    It’s Spring! The vernal equinox. While most statesiders are excited for warm sunny days to come, those living in the tropics are not quite as thrilled to see the end of “winter.” Spring on St. Croix and the surrounding islands usually means the end of the season. The time of year when tourism starts to wane... Read More

    St. Croix: An Active Island Community

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 23, 2017

    People move to the Caribbean for all sorts of reasons. Some people come to the U.S. Virgin Islands for work (or not to work at all), some want to enjoy the natural scenery or are drawn to the tropical climate. Regardless of what brings people to the Caribbean, most end up spending a large amount of... Read More

    Holi Festival of Colors Celebrated on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 22, 2017

    Recently a diverse group of families celebrated the annual Holi Festival on St. Croix at Cramer’s Park.  This year it was held on Sunday, March 12 in the late morning.  The international holiday officially began that evening and lasted until the following night (Monday, March 13). Worldwide and especially on-island, the celebration is open to... Read More

    ‘Field of Dreams’ Actors Teach Baseball Clinic on St. Croix

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 21, 2017

    Earlier this month, St. Croix kids got a thrill when 10 Ghost Players based on the team in the movie Field of Dreams offered a free baseball clinic locally (two of the players acted in the original movie).  The youth baseball clinic took place on March 1 at D.C. Canegata Ballpark, just east of Christiansted.  More than 60 boys and... Read More

    St. Croix St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held Saturday

    By Brianna Nelthropp | March 16, 2017

    Former islanders and visitors are flocking to St. Croix as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade approaches.  The parade will take place in Christiansted this Saturday, March 18 starting at 11 a.m. and will bring a ‘sea of green’ to town. The 2017 Grand Marshall is Senator Samuel Sanes. The holiday is taken seriously on-island... Read More