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Visiting Whidbey Island, WA

Steve and I spent 3 days on Whidbey Island visiting our good friend, Karen, who moved there about 6-7 months ago.  She is actually living in Port Townsend right now which is a 20-30 minute ferry ride away but is still looking for a permanent place on Whidbey.  We flew into Seattle and then made… Continue reading Visiting Whidbey Island, WA

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Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

As today is my wedding anniversary (16 years), I thought it would be a good time to think about what we would like to do over the next several years. Steve and I have so many places I want to travel to and explore over the next five years.  This past year Steve and I… Continue reading Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

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Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

As we rented a private villa, we sometimes ate dinner there by reheating leftovers or getting a pizza to go if we didn’t feel like heading into town.  However, we did eat at several restaurants in Cruz Bay (the main town on St. John) and over at Coral Bay on the other side of the… Continue reading Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

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Day Trip to Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Steve and I spent 12 years visiting Jost Van Dyke for vacation each year.  We stayed at a small boutique hotel, called The Sandcastle, which was located on White Bay Beach for a week every April.  Jost is known as the “Barefoot Island” due to its laid back nature and pristine beaches.  About 300 people… Continue reading Day Trip to Jost Van Dyke, BVI

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St. John and its Beaches, U.S. Virgin Islands

We arrived home last night after 8 nights on the island of St. John located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Virgin Islands are located a little southeast of Puerto Rico and consist of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.  The British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are also… Continue reading St. John and its Beaches, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

The timing of this link-up is apropos as I have several places that I can’t get out of my head right now.  Steve and I leave for the Virgin Islands in about a week for a 10 day vacation that is much needed right now.  I have a bad case of the “DIF”, aka, Dreaded… Continue reading Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

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Virgin Islands – US and British – April 2018

First, a few pictures from our last trip to the Virgin Islands when we stayed on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.  The USVI and BVI are basically all the same islands and are separated by the Sir Francis Drake Channel which is only a few miles across so… Continue reading Virgin Islands – US and British – April 2018