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Eat Local Food – A Guide to St. John’s Caribbean Inspired Eateries

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Hello all!  This is a topic I have been wanting to share with you comprehensively for a very long time.  In many Caribbean and International tourism destinations, the native culture of the place remains somewhat apparent, despite outside influences.  I recall being in Costa Rica and eating “Tipico” or typical Costa Rican food nearly every day!  And, on our trip to Grenada this summer, locally inspired cuisine was the norm.  Here on St. John, it is unfortunately a bit more difficult to seek out the local and Caribbean inspired dining options.  But, they are out there in abundance.  And well worth the search!

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Delicious Roti from The King- Mr. Hill

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A Few Clarifications on COVID Testing for Travel

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Happy New Year to you all!  I hope that you all found a great way to celebrate the old year and ring in the new over the weekend!  We closed out the old year with a DOLPHIN sighting at Lovango Cay!  A mama and her baby were just playing around in the water right next to us for like 20 minutes.  I laughed, I cried and a gave a whole lotta gratitude for that magical moment in time.  And we rang in the New Year at Beach Bar with Mother Goat and many beautiful members of our island family.  Masked up and getting down.  It was AWESOME.  So cheers to you, cheers to St. John and cheers to a bright new 2022 ahead of us all 🙂  And, now, on to the news….

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I was not very quick with my camera…But here’s a little sneak of those beautiful creatures in the water at Lovango 🙂

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Happy Old Year- Gratitude for the Year Behind Us

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Today marks the dawn of the last day of the old year.  The last day of 2021.  The last day before a new horizon line of a bright new year is laid out in front of us.  In Africa, and correspondingly the Caribbean, you might hear a phrase that seems a bit foreign to your ears on our generally stated “New Year’s Eve.”

“Happy Old Year.”

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Island Update: A Few Fun Announcements From St. John

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With the New Year right around the corner, we could all use some new horizons and good news to gaze upon, right? Well, there are some exciting things happening on St. John in the near future. So, I thought I would dedicate a little time in these dwindling hours of 2021 to share some random and exciting tidbits with you all!

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COVID-19 Update- Important Changes to Travel Testing

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  Yesterday afternoon, Governor Bryan made some announcements about some restrictions for bars & restaurants and COVID-19 travel testing changes that you need to be aware of if you are traveling into the territory over the next 30 days.  We ALL have COVID fatigue. I totally get it.  But, in the past week the territory has gone from a 1.6% positivity rate to 11.6%.  And, although Omicron is seemingly not as hazardous as the previous strains we have dealt with (hospitalizations in the territory remain low!), it is still spreading like wildfire and the USVI, as of yesterday’s announcement, is at the highest number of positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Business Spotlight: Ring in the New Year at Honeymoon Beach!

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-Seasons Greetings! I hope that you all enjoyed a long and lovely Christmas weekend and that the New Year on the horizon will bring another eventful few days to round out your holiday season. Oh, speaking of the upcoming holiday weekend, if you are on St. John, there is a great new way to ring in the new year with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand!

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Business Spotlight: Sail Away for a Day with Sailing Asante!

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Good Morning, Good Morning! If you have been paying attention over the past year, you will know that this little write up is near and dear to my heart! In addition to all of my online work, I have also been working for the past year and a half with my boyfriend, Teddy, to build and develop his sailing business. And, I’m pleased to say today that he is FINALLY letting me write an article about all of our hard work and good times out there on the beautiful waters surrounding St. John. So, sit back, enjoy the views and sail away with us for a day on Sailing Asante….

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On a Personal Note: Holiday Gratitude

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Good Morning, Good Morning. I don’t normally get all warm and fuzzy on the blog. But, my birthday was this weekend and Christmas has me feeling a bit sentimental. So, please bear with me today as I get a bit personal and give some love back to some friends and community members who made my birthday, and our Christmas holiday, a bit more special.

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