Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Where do you want to go? If you're a regular on this website, then chances are your day dreams take you to the land of dancing palm trees, white sand beaches and Caribbean culture. If that's true, then you and I have something in common. Cheers! I see comments all the time of people (Castaways) saying they "wish" they could visit this island or that beach. Wishes and dreams are great, but … [Read more...]

A Day At Maho Bay, St. John – Paradise Found

This is a place where the palm trees lean towards the calm blue waters as if they wanted a refreshing dip. This is a place where pelicans dive into bait balls, tarpon swim next to you, and stingrays glide through the water. This is a places surrounded by rolling green hills covered in forest, not homes and hotels. This is Maho Bay, St. John. I'm not sure what day it was, they seem to … [Read more...]

The Journey, The Climb, The Reward – Ram Head, St. John

This is a guest post by the beautiful Castaway Crystal. Enjoy the story! “The ones who climb the mountain don’t wait for permission…They just start walking.” I stumbled across this quote the other day and instantly it reminded me of our hike up Ram Head Trail on St. John.  Unlike RumShopRyan, I don’t do much research when traveling. I like to go in blindly with no expectations and just let … [Read more...]

Want A St. John Beach All To Yourself?

Shhhhhh, don't tell everyone. They say the best things in life take a little effort. That same idea holds true for beaches. If a beach takes a little work to get to, chance are you'll have it nearly all to yourself. A secluded beach paradise fantasy come true. That's what Castaway Crystal and I were in search of during our first full day on St. John in the USVI. A beach that was untouched by … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Sometimes the need for island therapy flashes through your body with the force of a ocean squall. You have no choice but to listen and obey. This is the feeling I have right now as I write this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Why? Because finding the best stories each week is meant to not only inspire you, it inspires this salty pirate as well. There's no getting out of the way, I just have to … [Read more...]

Hiking St. John’s Reef Bay Trail

Does this beast ever end? St. John in the US Virgin islands is covered in hiking trails. One of the most famous and the longest is the Reef Bay Trail. At 2.2 miles long with another .44 miles if you want to see the famed St. John Petroglyphs, this trail will test your endurance. Starting high in the mountains off of Centerline Road, the trail takes you through the forest, down the mountain, and … [Read more...]

How To Be Your Own Pirate Captain On St. John

It’s funny how amazing ideas happen over a couple large margaritas. Castaway Crystal and I were looking for a dinner spot in Cruz Bay on St. John. It was a hard day of relaxing on Maho Bay beach watching the pelicans dive into bait balls. That sort of relaxation really works up an appetite and the perfect remedy was a big ass burrito. We stroll into Margarita Phil’s and instantly run into … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Secret statues, delicious Peas n' Rice, a special island of St. Martin, the best hotels in Puerto Rico and a look at what it's like to walk the streets of beautiful San Pedro, Belize. It's an island hopping adventure without packing. While reading about these places stirs the imagination and is the stuff of day dreams, there's no substitute for experiencing this Caribbean bliss yourself. … [Read more...]

Ride The Waves With Love City Excursions

There is so much to see in the USVI and BVI. No matter how long I stay on island in the VI, I always leave saying, "so many islands, so little time." To partially remedy this feeling you need speed, comfortable speed. To see and experience the most when island hopping the Virgin Islands, you need to get from island to island fast. This enables you to spend the most time possible soaking up the … [Read more...]

Please Say Hello To Island Getaways!

Hey Castaways, please help me in welcoming Island Getaways of St. John to the RSR family of advertisers! Island Getaways is a St. John villa rental service that will help you create an island getaway you will remember forever. Whether you want to watch boats sail in and out of Cinnamon Bay or want the convenience of being close to Cruz Bay, Island Getaways has a villa for you. Island … [Read more...]

A Day On The Water With Born To Rhumb

The US and British Virgin Islands are a special place, many of you already know that. I've been to many many places throughout the Caribbean, but I keep finding myself back in the USVI and BVI. Why? It's the "pinch me" feeling I get on days like the one I recently experienced with Born To Rhumb, a boat charter out of St. John. The Virgin Islands amaze you from land, but spending a day staring … [Read more...]