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The Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to famenearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously arrive … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued

Boogie On, Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to fame nearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously … Continued

Love Nests

Plan ahead for Valentine’s day and surprise that special someone with a trip they will cherish. Windspree has nearly a dozen romantic villas that range in price from cozy to luxurious. Enjoy your own private 1 or 2 bedroom villa with a hot tub, or choose a budget-friendly apartment with all the necessities. Romantic + … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued

Coral Bay Fire Department

The fire department in Coral Bay served as storm central after the 2017 hurricanes, offering a home base for the Red Cross and other efforts organized by the Coral Bay Community Council and volunteer residents. Despite storm damage to the building, the location continued to serve a vital purpose for island residents. As of December, … Continued

What’s Up with SUP

The latest water sport trend seems to be sticking around, and for good reason. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to spend time on the water, enjoy a killer core workout, and see more of what’s living below. Colorful coral reefs, graceful rays, and feeding turtles are just a few surprises waiting for … Continued

Johnny Cakes

Fried, Caribbean goodness, better known as Johnny Cakes, are a local favorite. Enjoy yours with butter, honey, or jam. We’ve tried a few different recipes, and this one from Moria at Food52 really takes the cake. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2-4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature … Continued

5 Reasons to Shop Local

St. John continues to rise from the rubble from hurricanes Irma and Maria. For those who love St. John, and love to visit, you can help the recovery by shopping local. And while shopping in-person is ideal, you can also find several local retailers who take orders online. Shopping and eating on St. John boosts … Continued

Donkey Diaries

St. John’s donkeys are doing great. The iconic island jackasses are standing tall, eating well, and producing offspring. A new foal has been showing up every few months or so, wearing his or her young fuzzy outfit. Is a baby burro a burrito? Right now a bevy of beloved jacks and jennys are waiting patiently … Continued