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Living in Luxury: Villas for the Park Auction Highlights (pt. 2)

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Happy Wednesday, er, uh, Thursday!  Is it just me this week or is everyone else losing days?  I looked at Teddy on Monday and asked if it was Wednesday and literally just had to look at my calendar in order to correct myself to Thursday on that intro.  And I can’t even blame daylight savings time down here.  Ha!

Anyways…Last week I told you a bit about the Friends VINP Villas for the Park auction and included some of the highlighted properties from their bidding catalog.  And, as promised, I wanted to take a moment today, yes Thursday, to roll through a few more of these fantastic properties in preparation for the commencement of bidding tomorrow!

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Living In Luxury- The 5th Annual “Villas for the Park” Auction

Living In Luxury- The 5th Annual "Villas for the Park" Auction 2

In one week, the Fifth Annual Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Villas for the Park Auction goes live!  The annual auction features beautiful homes and accommodations in the Virgin Islands and gives you the opportunity to stay at these incredible lodging options…For possibly a fraction of the cost!  Even though the auction doesn’t go live until November 12, I wanted to give you all a little heads up to get your five minute, FREE registration set up so you can start browsing the options and commence the bidding wars next Friday!

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Cinnamon Bay Campground Sets Sights on Winter Re-Opening

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Hello!  I have some GREAT news to share with you all today!  I received an email on Friday from CiCi Davis with Cinnamon Bay Campground containing some tidbits about what they have been up to at the campground…And we can look forward to some more information in the weeks and months to come on the upcoming (hopefully December!) re-opening!

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Explore the Annaberg Plantation

Explore the Annaberg Plantation 4

Many times in the past, I have shared with you videos and photos and even web cams of St. John in order to give you a little virtual vacation and way to transport yourself to our happy place.  Well, today I want to share with you a way to virtually transport yourself to the historic Annaberg Plantation.  In 2015, Virgin Islands National Park and Friends of Virgin Islands National Park teamed up with CyArk, “a non profit organization founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world’s most significant cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come.”

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Explore the history of the Annaberg Plantation online!

It’s a great way to enjoy some sites of St. John AND dive into the sordid history of this island…long before the days of beach vacations and happy hours…And, you just might learn something!

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Boater Safety 101- How to Safely Explore the USVI Waters

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Good Morning Everyone- Hillary here.  I have another contributor to introduce to you today who has previously written for NOSJ and brings a vast knowledge of the boating industry and St. John history to the table.  Leah Randall Hanson has been on St. John on and off since her dad moved here in 2006 and made her own transition permanent in 2013.  She is the Commodore of the Coral Bay Yacht Club and co-owner of Flyaway Charters with her husband, Colin.  Leah has a passion for snorkeling and diving in the waters of the USVI and a strong interest in the historical sites and stories of St. John.

Leah and Colin have consulted for the VINP on underwater archeological sites as well as the VI State Historical Preservation Office.  Here, she shares some On the Water safety tips that will hep protect you, the beautiful waters surrounding you and others who are utilizing that beauty for an equally amazing day!  I, personally, am looking very forward to her insights from the Coral Bay and “on the water” perspectives!

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Leah, Colin and their little guy, Thatch. We all know who is really in charge here 🙂

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Virgin Islands National Park Reef Safety Signs

Virgin Islands National Park Reef Safety Signs 9

Good Morning Everyone!  If you have been on St. John during this busy (thankfully!) holiday season, you may have seen some new signs at the entrances to some of the VI National Park Beaches.  These signs were installed by the VI National Park in order to promote awareness and education about what you can do to protect the reefs, while enjoying their beauty!

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Caneel Bay Update – Part 1 of 2 – National Parks Traveler Reports

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If you look for Caneel Bay Resort in the news, there unfortunately isn’t much in the way of updates as to the future of the beloved St. John resort.  But, one man continues his diligent search for information on ongoing policies, politics and processes that may eventually decide the fate of the establishment that was once one of the largest employers in Love City.

In this first part of two Caneel Bay updates this week, we will give you some background on what has been going on with the property as reported by National Parks Traveler.

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Pressure Appears on Wendy Williams!!

The song that never gets old… Check out Pressure’s appearance on the Wendy Williams show.