Saint Croix Travel Guide

There are so many reasons to love Saint Croix. The locals are passionately in love with the island and it’s easy to see why people visit and never want to leave. Saint Croix is one of the three United States Virgin Islands, making it an easy travel destination for those of us who live in…

Caribbean Sea Adventures Private Charter

Caribbean Sea Adventures has a plethora of boating options and ways to enjoy Buck Island including sunset sails, full day sailing trips, and power boat excursions starting at $75. My friend Sarah and I got to experience a half-day private charter aboard the Smooth Recovery with Captain Dave, the owner’s father, and first mate Key…

Brew STX

Brew STX is located on the Christiansted boardwalk on the Caribbean island of Saint Croix. Brew STX brews its own beer on site and is the only brewery on the island. It’s an open-air restaurant right on the water that focuses on elevated bar food. Brew STX uses a lot of local ingredients from the…

Hotel Review: The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer Hotel on Saint Croix is the Caribbean’s oldest running resort. Founded in the 17th century with some of the original buildings still in tact, The Buccaneer has plenty of modern amenities across its 340 manicured acres. A popular destination for weddings, golfers, and families, I had the most incredible girls trip at The…

Dining Review: The Terrace and The Lounge at The Buccaneer

Christiansted is alive with sparkling lights in the distance. The sun sets dramatically over Saint Croix. The Caribbean breeze gently blows your hair as live music serenades you. This is the setting at The Buccaneer Hotel’s fine dining restaurant The Terrace and adjacent casual bar The Lounge. I was fortunate enough to dine at both…

The Mermaid at The Buccaneer Hotel

The Mermaid is The Buccaneer Hotel’s casual beachside dining restaurant on Mermaid Beach. It’s an open air restaurant and you can opt for a table right on the beach if it strikes your fancy. The menu is a mix of Caribbean classics (conch galore!) as well as a variety of burgers, wraps, and sandwiches. The…

St. Croix Dining: Café Christine

Any place that served rose-shaped ice with starfruit in a glass of water is a place I’m going to love. Café Christine in Christiansted, Saint Croix reminds me of one of my favorite French bistros in Fort Worth that closed a few years ago. Situated inside a courtyard on the street across from the fabulous…

St. Croix Dining: 40 Strand Eatery

Congratulations to 40 Strand Eatery in Christiansted, Saint Croix for being one of my top ten favorite meals. Hidden on a quiet street across from the historic Hotel St. Croix, 40 Strand Eatery rivals New Orleans in old world charm. The restaurant is in a three hundred year-old building that was converted from sugar plantation…

Game of Thrones Travel Destinations

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones My readers know that I only ever cover my personal travels but this was simply too great not to share. Online travel company CheapOair is offering travel packages so that Game of Thrones fans can have an authentic “Westeros and Essos” experience. Fans…

Nevis Travel Guide

Nevis is a tranquil island in the eastern Caribbean where wild donkeys roam and monkeys hop from palm tree to palm tree. The sister island of the larger St. Kitts, no cruise ships stop at Nevis, keeping its old-world Caribbean vibe very much in tact. Rich with history and fantastic cuisine, Nevis is a safe…

The Oldest Rum Punch Recipe in the Caribbean

There’s something very special about the West Indies island of Nevis that not nearly enough people are talking about it: it’s home to the oldest rum punch recipe in the Caribbean. Hermitage Nevis claims that its 300 year-old recipe for rum punch is in fact the first of its kind. The plantation resort dates back…

Seeing Nevis with Funky Monkey Tours

The West Indies island of Nevis has rich history and plenty of great sites to see on its thirty-six square miles but I don’t recommend doing it alone. The roads are tiny and poorly marked. The best way to see the historical sites is with a tour guide. Here’s an in-depth look at my afternoon…