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U.S. Virgin Island St. John is an unspoiled gem

U.S. Virgin Island St. John is an unspoiled gem :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES"ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands -- It's hot. I'm thirsty. And I'm stranded on an island -- at least for a couple of hours.

I'm stuck on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Thomas, waiting for the ferry that's supposed to whisk me to Caneel Bay Resort on St. Tom's smaller and less populated counterpart, St. John."

An 'island' of comfort, tranquillity | ajc.com

An 'island' of comfort, tranquillity | ajc.com: "Ivinia Toussaint moved to Atlanta from the small Caribbean island nation of Dominica six years ago to pursue her career as an accountant. Toussaint loves HGTV. At a friend’s party, she met Realtor June Harland, of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and they talked house-hunting. She knew when she finished school, Harland would be the one to help her find her first place.

The process:

Although Toussaint had lived in the metro area for a while, she didn’t know all of the city well so she wanted her first house to be in the familiar north Fulton area. “I wanted a townhouse with three bedrooms and two baths, and close to work,” she said. Before they started looking, Harland recommended Toussaint attend a seminar for first-time buyers offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Then Harland “helped me decide next steps and really guided me,” Toussaint said, including giving her a checklist of things she needed to do, he…

All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts Target Budget Conscious and Upscale Customers

Caribbean Travel News: News for travelers visiting the Caribbean: "All-inclusive Caribbean resorts make sure your glass is always full and the service is fit for a king.

This type of hotel and resort has been around for years, but its popularity among European and American guests continues to grow.

To combat a “bargain” or “low budget” image, all-inclusive resorts are offering chic décor, butler service, family activities, non-buffet meals and velvet-rope VIP areas with exclusive restaurant and pool access. But these new additions don’t necessarily indicate a price hike. Depending on the season, all-inclusive resorts may offer rates as low as $100 a person per night."

I's a hard life in St Lucia . . . - Birmingham Post

I's a hard life in St Lucia . . . - Birmingham Post: "“I can’t wait to get out of this dress,” says a bride to her new husband as they rush past me up the stairs. I nod sympathetically at their retreating figures.
St Lucia

Although it may be towards the end of the high season – December to April – the temperature in St Lucia is still a constant 29 degrees, and plenty of wedding couples have a job to stay cool.

North of South America, this eastern Caribbean island eight hours’ flight from London is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination."