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Sailing Story: Frankie Oliveri

If there is one thing you need to know about Frankie Olivieri to understand his sailing story– it’s that he isn’t the type of person to sit around and wait for things to happen. Frankie is a true go-getter. This quality of Frankie’s is evident from the very start of his sailing story. His decision…

How to Enjoy Free Access to the Virgin Islands National Park

Visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands doesn’t have to be overly expensive. In fact, if you time your visit right or meet certain requirements you can even get free access to the Virgin Islands National Park! Here’s how: Entrance-Free Dates at the Virgin Islands National Park You can enjoy free access to the Virgin Islands National…

Sailing Story: Sara Vargo

Sara was already a seasoned traveler before she found sailing. However, sailing appealed to her as a novel way to explore more places around the world.  “In a catamaran, you can basically go anywhere there is water,” she said. “and that’s the majority of the earth!” She booked a catamaran trip with friends in the…

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Travelers

Top 4 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Travelers The most popular New Year’s resolution ideas aren’t exactly fun. They focus on hard to accomplish tasks like quitting bad habits or weight loss through regimented workout routines. Oftentimes, we fail at these New Year’s resolution ideas because they aren’t fun! However, these New Year’s resolution ideas…

Sailing Story: Matt Fenlon

Matt had never spent much time thinking about sailing. In fact, it wasn’t until a coworker brought it up to him that the sport had ever crossed his mind. However, after his coworker mentioned it, he felt somehow compelled to give it a whirl. And a “whirl” it was.    “After a few hours of…

Things to Do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas

If you are visiting the Virgin Islands over the holidays, you’re in for quite the treat! Here’s the top things to do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas: 1. Island Hop Your Way Through the Holidays There’s no need to limit your Christmas cheer to just one island! One of the top things to do…

Sailing Story: Bill Reed

For some sailors, their lives contain chapters and chapters of Sailing Stories. Bill Reed’s Sailing Stories could easily fill an entire book. They include memories upon sailboats in Florida as a young child, sailboat racing stories on the lakes of Michigan, and informal teaching stories on Montana’s Flathead Lake. Bill’s most recent Sailing Story is…

Sailing into the St. Croix Festival

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season in the U.S. Virgin Islands than with the Crucian Christmas Festival! Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming St. Croix festival: When is the Crucian Christmas Festival? St. Croix’s festival begins on Tuesday, December 26 with a pageant and wraps up on Saturday, January…

The Best Cyber Monday Sailing Deals

The Best Cyber Monday Sailing Deals Cyber Monday will be here before you know it! If you’re looking to snag some new gear at a discount or find the perfect gift for the sailing enthusiast in your life, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Take advantage of these Cyber Monday sailing deals to make…

Sailing Story: Dave Shafer

Sailing Story: Dave Shafer Dave Shafer isn’t quite sure where his sailing story starts. On the one hand, you could say it started when he was a teenager living in Appalachia.    “I was on a very small lake on— I don’t even know if you want to call it a sailboat, it was a…

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Virgin Islands

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Virgin Islands Thanksgiving in the Virgin Islands is truly special! As a U.S. territory, the USVIs celebrate the holiday much the same as in the continental U.S. Think turkey, parades, and plenty of good times! Here are a few events, festivals, and ideas to make your Thanksgiving in the Virgin Islands…

What is a Captain’s Log?

What is a Captain’s Log? A Captain’s Log, also sometimes referred to as a ship’s log, is a way for captains to keep records about a sailing journey. Captain’s Logs have been used for thousands of years for captains to keep track of their trip’s progress, maintenance issues, coordinates of things found at sea, weather…