06-21-13 The Friends We Make Along the Way

For many travel is about meeting people and making friends. Surprising as it sounds I am not all that gregarious so travel for me is more about seeing and introspection. But sometimes we can’t help finding new friends, such as Luna. Luna lives at the Miller Manor, where we stayed in Charlotte Amalie on the…

06-14-13 Island Life

Yesterday morning, before Deb and I boarded the ferry to Tortola (BVI), we had some time to spend in Charlotte Amalie, the first stop on our Caribbean sailing adventure. Deb suggested that we hire a cab driver to tour the island but instead we got something better: Marge, one of the proprietor’s of the Miller…

07-02-12 A Few of the “99 Steps”

Charlotte Amalie, on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, has a lot more than 99 steps given that it seems to perch on the hillside above the Caribbean Sea. These steps, though, are a few of a famous stretch of stairs known as the “99 Steps.” It was a sultry summer…