us virgin islands

Hurricane Maria Relief: Rebuilding St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall on St. Croix with category 5 winds causing much devastation and damage to the island paradise I’ve been blessed to call home. Being away in South Florida when it happened brought about a plethora of feelings, guilt being one of them. While I had endured the wrath of Hurricane Irma in Miami, my family, friends and loved ones …

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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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A New Travelspective – US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 25, 2016
St. John, US Virgin Islands

The great thing about the US Virgin Islands is that each island offers a different perspective on “island living” and how to do it right! Although I was born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the other islands – St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island – each have a special place in my heart. Travelspective, a newly launched digital travel channel and …

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Why You Shouldn’t Visit Denmark in the Winter

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 10, 2016
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To visit Denmark has always been a travel bucket list destination for me. Being born and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, I was reminded daily of the Danish influence throughout the island through the architecture, restored plantations & cobble-stoned streets. When the opportunity came about to visit Denmark during my time living abroad, I jumped at the chance to visit a place reminiscent …

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