Archive for November 2015

Virgin Islands Children’s Parade

If you’re lucky enough to attend the Children’s Parade on the Virgin Islands, you’ll surely have a grand time seeing what the young people from the North American island group can accomplish together.  Children can sign up to take part in the Children’s Parade as long as they’re at least 2 years in age. The beaming children show off their physical skills, with lots of marching, leaping and dancing around in the streets. They truly appear to be joyous and full of vitality during these eye-catching displays. Rainfall sometimes occurs for short periods in the middle of these parades. While…

Thanksgiving Day Potato Stuffing

Thanksgiving is as popular in the USVI as it is on the mainland, but the Territory offers one unique Thanksgiving dish that always leaves mouths watering. A unique take on traditional potato stuffing can be served with every entrée, making it perfect for a Thanksgiving feast in paradise. Here is the recipe: 6 large white potatoes 4 tablespoons tomato paste 1 small onion, minced ¼ cup sugar 2 stalks celery 1 medium green bell pepper, minced 1 teaspoon hot pepper, minced ¾ cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup raisins 3 sprigs parsley 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons thyme, chopped Peel and…

Common and Uncommon Activities on USVI

No vacation can equal the tranquility and beauty of the US Virgin Islands. Composed of the three main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas there are also many smaller islands to explore. Each island offers beautiful beaches, yet each has their own flavor. For a true USVI experience be sure to visit multiple islands. Snorkeling Buck Island Reef National Monument – a 176 acre island offering one of three underwater snorkeling trails in the United States RMS Rone site – leaving from Tortola, explore the ruins of the RMS Rhone which sunk in 1867 and has become…

5 Tips for Enjoying the Virgin Islands When on a Cruise

Many travelers visit the beautiful Virgin Islands each year when enjoying a Caribbean cruise. With only a specific amount of time on each island you’ll want to make the most of each stop. The following are 5 tips for exploring the US Virgin Islands when you’re on a cruise.   Visit the Islands in the Spring While the weather in the Caribbean is generally nice year-round, the spring is probably the best time to go. The summer can be extremely hot and humid, fall is hurricane season, and the winter season tends to be incredibly busy. While you’ll likely have…