Living in St John

4 Destinations to Explore the Culture and History of St. John

When you come to a Caribbean island there are certain things you expect. Things that make the experience distinctively Caribbean. White sand beaches. Clear blue ocean waters. The distinctive lilt of Calypso and the smooth burn of rum. That is what draws you in. And, over time, to the outsider this becomes the culture of […]

Getting To and Around the Island of St. John

Getting to and around the island of St. John is a breeze with these tips. Visitors will fly into St. Thomas and then take a ferry to St. John. From the town of Cruz Bay visitors can rent a car and drive to their final destination.  A rental car is recommended to all guests, in […]

Visiting the Virgin Islands National Park St. John

The National Park Service is celebrating their 100-year anniversary in August 2016, and one of their more unique parks is Virgin Islands National Park St. John. The adventure begins in just getting to the park, and continues with outdoor activities both on land and sea. From enjoying the scenery at the resort to hiking through […]

The 5 Best Hiking Trails in St John

For most visitors to St John, the primary attraction will be the scenic beaches, but there is more to the natural wonder of this island than taking some time by the sea. If you like nature trails and hiking, then you should consider checking out a few of the top hiking trails. With over 7,000 […]

The Most Desirable Communities in St. John Real Estate

Though St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, and comprised mostly of the untouched, pristine Virgin Island National Park, it still offers some of the most luxurious properties available, near upscale shopping areas and restaurants, but still secluded enough to give homeowners the privacy they desire. The following areas are the […]

The 5 Best Beaches in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John boasts over a dozen beautiful beaches, and though all have strong points in their favor, including clear water, sandy beaches, and gorgeous views, some have just the right features to rise to the top of the list. 1. Trunk Bay Beach This is first on many lists, not only because it’s the most […]

Living Like a Celebrity in St John

It’s been said many times that in the United States, celebrities are our aristocratic class. There’s a couple ways that can be interpreted. Their lives are studied in minute detail, with whole publications, TV shows, and even entire channels devoted to their activities and exploits. They determine fashion, to a large extent, setting trends and […]

El Nino Could Bring Fewer Hurricanes to St John

A strong El Nino effect in the Pacific Ocean this year may mean a gentler Atlantic hurricane season. Strong El Nino years in the Pacific correlate with quieter years in the Atlantic. As a result, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a below average number of tropical storms and hurricanes this year. What […]

10 Reasons to Move to St John

Some people don’t even realize the US Virgin Islands exist. There is actually a part of the US where the sky is almost always blue, the sun is shining, and the water is warm. Perhaps it’s better St John isn’t better known, as otherwise the Island would be full of people looking for paradise – […]

Living on the Island of St John

St John in the US Virgin Islands can seem like a paradise, particularly to someone who comes from farther north in the US. It’s hard to imagine a place that’s 70 degrees year round in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. Taking the next step, going there rather than simply imagining it, can be confusing […]