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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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At balterSTX, West Indian Contemporary Dining Shines

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 9, 2016

bal’ter v. to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy West Indian Contemporary Dining – a phrase you have to start getting used to in the culinary world and here on St. Croix, there’s only one place you can go to experience this dining style. balter St. Croix (purposely spelled with a lowercase ‘b’) is the big island’s newest addition to the …

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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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Cruzan Foodie Caribbean Week – St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 1, 2015
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Welcome to Caribbean Week with Cruzan Foodie where I’ll be highlighting various islands in the Caribbean throughout the week. We’ll kickoff with the island embodied within the name of my blog, Cruzan Foodie. We’re heading to St. Croix, the largest island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. At 84 square miles, this island deeply rooted in agriculture combines luxury, unspoiled nature and a rich history to …

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Taste of the Caribbean Recap – USVI National Culinary Team Brings Home the Gold

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2014
USVI Team With Gold Medals for Caribbean National Team

When most people think about Caribbean cuisine, the phrases “fine food” or “gourmet dining” rarely comes to mind. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition takes that old adage and flips it squarely on its head. The 2014 Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition took place June 30th – July 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, FL and …

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