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News Clipping: Homicide in the Virgin Islands

January 5, 2012

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So this is not my usual, sunny news clipping, but after I read this article in the Virgin Islands Daily News I knew it needed to be shared. A high homicide rate is deadly for tourism, as the article points out, so there is a tendency to downplay the issue of violence in the context […]

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News clipping: Stand Up Paddleboarding on St. John, with the NYT

December 7, 2011

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The travel articles are coming fast and furious these days and this is one of my recent favorites. Wendy Plump writes in the New York Times about a week on St. John, and mostly about stand up paddleboarding around the island. SUP, for those who don’t know, is the new big thing in the Virgin […]

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News clipping: the Boston Globe on Guana, plus eco-initiatives

December 6, 2011

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I’m probably just jealous, but after reading the Boston Globe’s recent travel piece about vacationing on Guana Island, in the British Virgin Islands, I find myself annoyed.  The story by Paul E. Kandarian is a perfectly readable description of the private island resort. Heck, what would not be readable about six beaches, three gourmet meals […]

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News clipping: New York Times on pepper sauce

November 14, 2011

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I recommend this delightful article from the New York Times about pepper sauce in the Caribbean. I don’t have what it takes to consume as much heat as Mr Gross does, but I can attest that he has faithfully captured the ambiance and mystery surrounding this ubiquitous condiment. Happy reading.

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Eating on Vacation

November 11, 2011

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My friend Sara recently came to visit. One risk of entertaining a writer, especially a writer who produces several blog posts and columns each week, is that you will wind up in print. Well, the inevitable happened, and Sara’s column about the meals she ate on her Virgin Islands vacation appeared on the Daily Gazette […]

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News clipping: Toronto Star on Peter Island

October 30, 2011

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You know winter is coming when travel pieces about the Caribbean start popping up in the press with increasing frequency. (Heck, you know winter is coming when snow blankets the Northeast, but never mind that — some surfers I know are awfully excited about the waves that particular cold front will be bringing the VI.) […]

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Houston Chronicle on St. John’s wildlife

October 28, 2011

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St. John is a favorite of travel writers. This week’s clipping: freelance writer Amy Laughinghouse on the caterpillars, sea creatures and dangerous plants she encountered during a week on St. John. Published by the Houston Chronicle on October 26, 2011.

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St Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, or how the Virgin Islands got their name

October 11, 2011

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Here in the British Virgin Islands we celebrate St. Ursula’s Day towards the end of October (this year the holiday falls on 21 October). St. Ursula is the namesake of the Virgin Islands, as told in this blog post published yesterday by Bob Schulman on the Huffington Post. As it turns out the saint’s history […]

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News clipping: the Boston Globe

July 25, 2011

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This week’s news clipping comes from the Boston Globe: a travel piece by Paul E Kandarian about two memorable meals on St John and the mysterious allure of coconut water.

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