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Is St. Thomas Safe for Tourists?

Is St. Thomas Safe for Tourists? November 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t occasionally wonder how safe you’ll be on your upcoming trip to St. Thomas. You may have heard vague warnings from friends about crime in the islands, or maybe you saw a news report about a recent shooting or kidnapping on St. Thomas or St. Croix. So...

Taxis on St. Thomas: What You Need to Know

Taxis on St. Thomas: What You Need to Know April 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re not renting a car and not taking a pre-paid tour around the island, you’ll need a way to get from point A to point B on St. Thomas. And that’s where taxis come in. There are several different options, all of which have pros and cons. 1) Private taxis: These are passenger vans...

Low Season is Still a Good Time to Visit St. Thomas!!

Low Season is Still a Good Time to Visit St. Thomas!! April 1, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Things may slow down a bit during off-season in the Virgin Islands (June-December), which is fast approaching, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t still come visit! Here are three main reasons why: 1) Airfares are cheaper. I know one person who flew round-trip from Los Angeles to St. Thomas...

Doing Your Research Before You Go

Doing Your Research Before You Go April 1, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
To get a fuller picture of what to do, where to go, and what it’s like in St. Thomas, it helps to do some research before you travel. Of course Nile Guide is the best source for information on restaurants, hotels and suggested sightseeing itineraries, but if you want different types of information...

Don’t Take Sea Souvenirs Home!

Don’t Take Sea Souvenirs Home! March 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Though it may be tempting to take a little bit of the Virgin Islands’ marine life home with you, it’s a big no-no here. Every year customs officials confiscate about 260 pounds of coral and shells from tourists trying to leave the territory with a little marine memory or two. But those shells...

Booze and Tobacco: Cheap, Cheaper, and Cheapest

Booze and Tobacco: Cheap, Cheaper, and Cheapest March 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Shopping is possibly the most popular pastime for cruise ship visitors to St. Thomas, but it’s not always easy to know where to get the best deals on the goods. Rum and cigarettes may not be the healthiest souvenirs, but they are among the favorite duty-free items you can buy here. The shops at...

Driving etiquette in the USVI

Driving etiquette in the USVI March 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re planning to rent a car and drive during your vacation in the Virgin Islands, there are a few things you should know (besides the fact that we drive on the left here)! 1) Addresses: Street addresses are not common, except in downtown Charlotte Amalie, and few roads have signs (or even...
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