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Notice: Services Closed at Honeymoon Beach

Notice: Services Closed at Honeymoon Beach 1

Good Morning to you all!  Yesterday Bikini’s on the Beach at Honeymoon announced that the services at Honeymoon Beach would be closed as of today for unexpected maintenance and repairs for a period of time.  This includes the shuttle from Caneel Bay parking lot, VI Eco Tours and water sports rentals and all of the other services provided at the beach.

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Love for the Land: Enter to Win an All-Inclusive Trip to St. John

Love for the Land: Enter to Win an All-Inclusive Trip to St. John 4

Who loves a trip to St. John?  Who loves a trip to St. John…Free of charge?  Well, maybe not entirely for free, but a small donation to the St. John Land Conservancy will get you entered for a chance to win an incredible stay on St. John, complete with air fare, a beautiful villa, dinners, boat days and more!

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Beautiful Boats and Community Members Gather at Lovango to Honor Captain Phil Chalker

Beautiful Boats and Community Members Gather at Lovango to Honor Captain Phil Chalker 5
On a typical day, the bay in front of Lovango Cay is busy with boats filled with passengers, journeying to the small island off of St. John in search of underwater adventures or fine dining on her shores.  But, on Sunday evening, a very different type of celebration was taking place.  Notable boats by the number, overflowing with community members, friends and family filled the small bay with the intent of a memorial and final send off for Captain Phil Chalker.

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National Geographic Explorer Follows “Diving With a Purpose” in New Podcast

National Geographic Explorer Follows "Diving With a Purpose" in New Podcast 6

Good Morning All! If you recall, I posted an article regarding a shipwreck in Coral Bay a few months back with mention of the dive group, Diving With a Purpose (DWP). Well, that spring issue of National Geographic feature (also mentioned in the article) will be available online on February 7, but a six episode podcast featuring the work and “purpose” of this incredible dive group will be live on January 27. And I am so incredibly excited to “dive” into these stories.

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Coming Soon to a Liquor Store Near You – Pusser’s Painkillers in a Can!

Coming Soon to a Liquor Store Near You - Pusser's Painkillers in a Can! 7

Heads up gang…Beach and boat days everywhere are about to get a whole lot easier in the realm of cocktails to go!  Over the summer, I wrote up the recipe and backstory for the world famous Pusser’s Painkillers, the official drink of the Virgin Islands.  But, soon come, you won’t need to work so hard for those boat ready delectable drinks.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – A Brief History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - A Brief History 8

Today, the US Virgin Islands celebrates the life and mourns the loss of a great Civil Rights leader.  A man who dedicated his life to challenging racial inequality and attempting to instill the same liberties in the African American communities around the country that others of a lighter skin tone could enjoy without a fight.  With a deep seeded history of slavery and inequality, it is not surprising that the USVI takes this holiday of remembrance very seriously.  You won’t find a bank, a government office or a variety of private businesses open today in the territory.  The doors are locked up tight with workers participating in walks, family gatherings and celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.

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Here, St. John – Stories of People and Place

Here, St. John - Stories of People and Place 9

The story behind this beautiful island did not just begin when the Virgin Islands National Park was founded.  But that is the narrative that is largely presented to new residents and visitors to St. John.  A place that is beloved and coveted by thousands of people all over the world has a much deeper story to tell that is often glazed over by Americanized beach bars and burger joints, beautiful beaches and sunsets and adventurous day trips.  Although, the current picture of St. John looks to be much like that last sentence, the history of St. John, the culture of St. John is very seldom accurately portrayed.  And, in my opinion, the entire kaleidoscope of stories, not just the predominant rose colored lenses, are what makes this place truly magical.

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Sun Dog Café Celebrates ONE MILLION Meals and 25 Years in Business!

Sun Dog Café Celebrates ONE MILLION Meals and 25 Years in Business! 10

Today, I have a very special story to share with all of you.  This month, Sun Dog Cafe in Mongoose Junction with coincidentally celebrate two major milestones that many restaurants never achieve singularly.  The tiny outdoor café whose inspiration was a lost dog named Lucky and a kitchen the size of a Volkswagen Beatle (according to the New York Times) will celebrate 25 years of service to the Love City Community  AND the service of their one millionth meal this month…Who knows how many beers, shots and Painkillers have been served at the little Gecko Gazebo bar over that period of time.  I’m sure that count was lost long ago 🙂

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