Travel

Together We Rise: USVI Hurricane Irma Support

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On Wednesday September 6th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in my home islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This super storm has been categorized as the largest system ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and caused an insurmountable amount of damage, specifically to St. Thomas & St. John. While I am born and raised on St. Croix, I’m still a Virgin Islander at the end of …

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Crop Over 2017: 1Love Concert Review

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 21, 2017
1Love Concert

Fete Rating (On a scale of 1-5): 5 My rating for the 1Love Concert is based primarily on the fact that two of the biggest soca artists were on stage TOGETHER! Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin were the headliners for this remarkable concert experience and it was as fantastic of a performance as one would expect! We went with the VIP ticket, which included a …

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Crop Over 2017: Caesar’s Army A.M.Bush BIM

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 17, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival 2K17

Fete Rating (On a scale of 1-5): 5 Caesar’s Army A.M.Bush BIM – you were absolutely epic! I have been a #Roman since A.M.Bush 2012 debut for Trinidad Carnival. While nothing will ever compare to that initial year, Caesar’s Army A.M.Bush BIM came pretty close. I’ll compare getting an A.M.Bush package to being on the waiting list for a kidney, a heart or some other …

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Crop Over 2017: Lush Cooler Party

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 15, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival 2K17

Fete Rating (On a scale of 1-5) 4.5 Lush Cooler Party is a guaranteed great time! I highly recommend this cooler fete to anyone coming to Barbados for Crop Over Festival. Tickets are easy to secure with a simple submission request form. Once you’re approved, tickets are paid through a third party payment service with a minimal processing fee. Lush got a knock on their …

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Seville in 48 Hours, Give or Take a Few

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 11, 2017
48 Hours in Seville

My 2015 European adventures allowed me to explore Seville in 48 hours, more or less. I was learning Español in Spain, the land where the language originated from and traveling to different Spanish cities was a must! Since I started my travels in Granada, the southern part of Spain, I decided that Seville – pronounced Sevilla by locals – would be the first city I …

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Ah Gwine! Barbados Crop Over Festival

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 27, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival

The countdown is on to Barbados Crop Over Festival 2017 and in 38 days, Cruzan Foodie will be front and center to witness (and partake in) the bacchanal that goes along with it. If you’ve been following me on social media (do that here, here and here), you probably know by now that I have yet to meet a Caribbean carnival I didn’t like. It’s …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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