Caribbean

BVI Diving: RMS Rhone Shipwreck, Great Dog Island, and More

Several months ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the British Virgin Islands for the first time. Β I spent a week aboard a small sailboat and spent some time visiting a few of the islands. (To see my tips on touring the islands, click here!) The crystal clear waters around the British Virgin Islands were stunning! In between the islands, the water was a deep shade of blue, but close to land, there were miles of shoreline in sparking hues of aquamarine…

Top Tips for the British Virgin Islands

    After the devastating impact from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, most of the Virgin Islands were left in disarray. Years later, both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands are still recovering from the strongest Atlantic forming hurricane ever (Irma) and another two weeks later (Maria). I visited the U.S. Virgin Islands 7 months after the hurricanes and then visited the British Virgin Islands 15 months after the impact. While there are some places that are still rebuilding, most of the large tourist destinations and accommodations have recovered. That being said, I pulled together a few…

Reviewing Maria’s by the Sea Hotel – Tortola

Maria’s by the Sea Hotel Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands RATING Overall Score: B Staff: C Room: B Amenities: C Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: Spacious accommodations with larger than normal rooms in a nondescript concrete building that has been added on to over the years…

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Just a few weeks ago, I found myself aboard a 45 foot sailboat for 5 days in the amazingly beautiful British Virgin Islands. Up until that point, I had never been on a sailboat. I never came from a sailing family, nor had a desire to sail. But there I was, spending all kinds of money to travel to the islands and live five days aboard a chartered boat. I had no idea what to expect, no idea if I would like it, had worries about becoming claustrophobic, nor had I any idea that my body would tolerate the motion…