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Springtime blooms above the water

Spring is in the air and nothing says spring more then the sweet scent of blooming flowers. The Virgin Island is known for their painted landscapes with lush foliage and some of the most beautiful flowers on earth. Although there are too many to list, here are just a few of the wonderful species that sprawl across the island. The Hibiscus This is one of the most popular flowers in any Virgin Island garden. Although it blooms all year round, its beauty really shows in the spring and summer months. There are over 20 different species of this bush that…

The No Longer Unclear History of St. Thomas

The No Longer Unclear History of St. Thomas St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is known for being one of the top resort and vacation destinations in the world. Contrary to popular belief, the island territory was actually settled around 1500 B.C. by the Ciboney tribe, then the Taino, Carib, and Arawak tribes. On Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World in 1493, he “discovered” St. Thomas en route to Puerto Rico. The Pirates Arrive After Columbus’ report of St. Thomas reached the European nations, several discovery expeditions followed, and the unguarded island natives succumbed to disease and famine as…