Praise for the Impressive Parrotfish

Scientists believe that the healthiest coral reefs in the world are the ones with active and happy parrotfish. Protecting parrotfish, and their equally important sea urchin neighbors, can help [...]

St. John’s Bay Rum Trees

St. John’s Bay Rum trees reveal the island’s history. Leaves of the West Indian bay rum tree are harvested to produce Bay Rum, a beauty and health elixir made popular in the Virgin [...]

St. John Gym is Free for All–Miles of hiking trails and hundreds of places to swim make St. John the best natural gym

The first month of every year brings out the eager in all of us. Gyms across the country are packed with anxious humans lifting this and bouncing that. In a few weeks the classes will thin out [...]

Hola La Luna!

Stars align before this month is over, don’t miss the rare total supermoon lunar eclipse this Saturday! The combination of a total lunar eclipse during the harvest moon has not happened [...]

Dimensional Beauty

Dimensional Beauty One of my favorite things about St. John is the terrain. Not for the weak, or the fearful, St. John’s curved roads and hilly train are due to volcanoes that long ago lost [...]

Cactus Snack

Cactus Snack While everyone knows you should bring plenty of water on a hike, during the hot months on St. John, you can’t carry enough. One secret salvation awaiting hikers of the arid trails [...]

Mango Madness

Mango Madness Mango trees are popping around St. John and anyone with a fruitful tree is now enjoying, cooking, selling and gifting mangoes. With hundreds of varieties, each tree produces a [...]

Moon Seasons

Moon Seasons Every month on St. John the full moon brings great joy and celebration. Why? The moon serves a great purpose, beyond the tides and beyond the night light it provides. There is little [...]

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