Virgin Islands Traveller

Pissarro: St. Thomas’ impressionist master

Today is the birthday of the impressionist master Camille Pissarro, who was born and spent his childhood on St. Thomas, then part of the Danish West Indies.

Fritz Henle photograph

The Way We Were: BVI culture in days gone by

Who has not entertained a fantasy of quitting your job and living the simple life on a quiet tropical island? Living in a house you built by hand, surviving off the bounty of sea and land, warmed by… Read More

Hamilton Grange

Alexander Hamilton and Me

Alexander Hamilton and I are friends. Or so it seems.

Mocko Jumbie masks

Mokolution: The Evolution of the Moko Jumbie

Mocko jumbies are the colorful stilt-walkers who perform at parades and festivals throughout the Virgin Islands. Attend any of the islands’ annual carnival parades and you will see them, jumping, balancing and stepping out to the sounds of… Read More