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Month: February 2017

Shell Beach in St. Bart’s

St. Bart’s is known as a vacation wonderland for celebrities and the wealthy.  TMZ and Ok magazine regularly feature famous people frolicking on St. Bart’s beaches and shopping in the boutiques. Prada, Cartier, and Dolce and Gabbana line one side the main street, keeping prices, window-shopping and people watching at a premium level. The mega-yachts of the rich and famous line the other side of Front street. It is a difficult decision to choose which side of the road to walk/ogle on so a few trips up and down is advised. While I purchased absolutely nothing in St. Bart’s, I Read More

The Volcano and Montserrat

Montserrat was a quaint, Caribbean island visited by celebrities and wealthy tourists up until 1995. 1995 was a life-changing year for the people, culture, and landscape of Montserrat as this was the year the Soufriere Hills volcano suddenly erupted completely destroying the capital city of Plymouth (with ash, not lava flow) and subsequently bringing Montserrat’s economy to a complete standstill. Before: (photo credit) Another eruption in 1997 again sent residents running and eventually population was more than halved as residents relocated across the Caribbean. The exclusion zone, where no one is allowed to pass without police permission, covers half of Read More