Tickets for the 2013 St Croix Food & Wine Experience, including tickets for Taste of St Croix can be purchased online here: http://www.stxfoodandwine.com/buy-tickets/ Bon Appetite!!
My St Croix Blog
When visiting an island for the first, fifth or fiftieth time, it's always helpful to explore ahead of time to find out what's new and exciting. Enjoy browsing through our St Croix vacation blog articles and Virgin Islands Travel Guide listings.
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes are a part of life in the islands. They aren’t something to be particularly fearful of and most often they aren’t much more than an inconvenience. However, they should be taken seriously and preparing ahead can avoid a lot of stress and frustration. Here are a few of my tips for […]
A Taste of St Croix isn’t just a gastronomic competition featuring A-list celebrity chef judges each April, it’s a journey through the many flavors that make up the cultural, agricultural and culinary map that is St Croix. It’s a time to celebrate the dining establishments that not only bring in locals and tourists, but bring […]
There are no shortage of events and festivals on St Croix, but each year the one I eagerly anticipate the most is the St Croix Food & Wine Experience. Held each April and rated in 2009 by Forbes Magazine as one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, over the past […]
Prepare your taste buds for the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off at Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort this coming Sunday April 1, 2012 from 9am to 1pm! Proceeds from the event benefit the United Way. You’ll be treated to some amazing and fiery samples, great music and admission is *FREE*. Prizes will be awarded to the […]
I consider myself truly blessed to have grown up in a family who valued the great outdoors. As a child, I was exposed to the peaceful, sprawling prairies of Manitoba, Canada; the majestic mountains of British Columbia, Canada; and the historic New England Coastline. With parents and grandparents who took me camping, hiking and exploring, […]
A few weeks back I had a blast attending the Third Annual Johnny Cake Eating Championship at Ziggy’s Island Market & Gas Station out on the East End. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the gang at Ziggy’s over the past couple of years and can tell you they REALLY deserve the “Best Gas […]
Invasive. Poisonous. Devastating. Got your attention didn’t I?! Well these aliens in our waters are no joke. Lionfish are native to Indo-Pacific waters where they are kept in check by their natural environment and predators like grouper who are familiar with hunting them over thousands of years. However, here in the Caribbean, they are a new […]
When the weather gets cold up North, folks start dreaming of warm-weather, tropical adventures in the Caribbean. And we hope that many of you are headed our way to the US Virgin Islands and St Croix. With many airlines now charging baggage fees, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of what you are […]
Christmas is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I’m no where NEAR done shopping! This year, I plan to whole-heartedly embrace the “shop local” ideal by purchasing gifts that celebrate St Croix and support local business. If you’re not here on St Croix, but still want to give the gift […]
In December 2001, I got on a plane with my dog and two cats and took a giant leap of faith moving to the Caribbean. It was something I’d dreamed of since I was a little girl wistfully watching “Gilligan’s Island”, “Pipi Longstocking” and “The Swiss Family Robinson”. Yes, the thought of being stranded on […]
In June of this year, I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with and getting to know the REAL Shane Reynolds of Nat Geo Wild’s Shane Untamed and his beautiful wife and professional photographer Romona Robbins Reynolds. They had come down to chill out after a busy year of globe trotting and producing their […]
Last week I took the plunge and conquered my fears and after 10 years of SCUBA diving, I experienced a night dive. What drew me in finally was the possibility of witnessing the coral spawning. I’m still not sure if I saw it, but what I did experience was something surreal and out of this […]
Recently, I spent the afternoon hiking with my island family of close friends to Jacks & Isaacs Bay on the East End of St Croix. It had been several years since I’d been down there and I had remembered a somewhat strenuous hike with a bit of rock climbing involved, so I was a little concerned […]