Lose it all in the Virgin Islands

40-year-old.jpgWe have Christopher Columbus to thank for the name Virgin Islands. The great explorer gave the Caribbean Islands their name on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, naming them for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers. It is a good thing she had those virgin followers. Calling a country the Slut Islands probably wouldn’t go over too well these days. Virginity is all the rage so the Virgin Islands are nicely positioned in the name department.

The Virgin Islands also happen to be nicely positioned if you ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 5th, 2007

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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) – Vacation Packages

The largest of the USVI, St. Croix plays host to over 50,000 visiting snorkelers and divers per year, the main attraction being Buck Island National Park – the most famous snorkeling spot in the world. Scuba divers will find their share of reefs, walls and wrecks to dive. Yacht goers will find haven here, thanks to its proximity to the United States and sparkling sandy beaches.

Picturesque St. Croix, once a Danish territory, is known for its easy lifestyle and warm hospitality. The streets of Christiansted, its tiny capital, are lined with 18th century buildings ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) – Vacation Packages

St. Thomas is the second largest of the USVI and site of the capital, Charlotte Amalie. Provincial yet cosmopolitan, modern yet rich in history, it can be seen in a day. Divers should save an afternoon for shopping. Duty-free prices and keen competition make it a bargain-hunter’s dream. In the narrow cobblestone streets and arcades of Charlotte Amalie you’ll find designer shops housed in 200-year-old restored warehouses that were once full of molasses and rum. For those content to idle away some topside time, St. Thomas boasts sugar-white beaches. It is in these calm sands ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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