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    A Thorough Guide To Frederiksted St Croix USVI

    St Croix in the US Virgin Islands – a paradise in the Caribbean. Of the three islands that make up the USVI, St Croix has the reputation as the most laid back and authentic. Visitors to St Croix will find pristine white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, friendly people, and a real sense of history and culture. St Croix is not a big island – you can drive from one…

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    Some Great Things to Do in St Croix USVI

    Lots of Caribbean islands are named for Saints. Nine to be exact. I’d never visited any of these sainted islands, and I’m not sure I could even name them all. I recently decided it was time to seek out an island adventure. But I wanted to go somewhere entirely different. Hawaii – been there. Puerto Rico – done that. But the US Virgin Islands and its three small saint-named islands…

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    Snorkeling at Buck Island Reef in St Croix

    For visitors to St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, snorkeling at Buck Island Reef National Monument is a must.  Buck Island is a small uninhabited island 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St Croix.  It’s really not all that impressive to look at from afar.  In fact, look at a picture, and you’ll immediately wonder – that mound in the ocean covered with stubby trees is a National…

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    A Kauai Air Tour – Conquering a Travel Fear

    I love to travel, but I hate to fly.  I fly because it’s necessary in order to see the world, and that’s my passion.  But when the flight attendant says “Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight”,  I  scoff at the statement every time.  I have never relaxed and enjoyed a flight. There have been many times in the past, on moderately bumpy flights, when I  would think – the in-flight…