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A wave of optimism washes over St. John

A wave of optimism washes over St. John

Amy Laughinghouse revisits the tiny U.S. Virgin Island of St. John a year after it was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes and finds the resilient residents more determined than ever to fight on.
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Reaching The Bitter End in Virgin Territory

Reaching The Bitter End in Virgin Territory

VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - We’ve reached the Bitter End on a week-long voyage aboard the luxury yacht Seadream I – the Bitter End Yacht Club, that is.
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Tiny St. John A Refreshing Cruise Stop

Tiny St. John A Refreshing Cruise Stop

A grey sky hangs over our cruise ship when we drop anchor off this Caribbean beauty. But we refuse to let the weather dampen our spirits because we’re eager to explore this island where Christopher Columbus became the first foreign tourist back in 1493 on his second voyage to the New World.
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Snooty St. Barts Worth Missing

Snooty St. Barts Worth Missing

GUSTAVIA, ST. BARTS - Merde! The French expletive jumps out of this Montrealer’s mouth when the snooty shopkeeper on Rue du Bord de Mer looks down his pointy nose and tells me in a smug Parisian accent that “we only accept euros here,” while I (and everyone else on our cruise ship) only have American dollars to spend.
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