five things to know before traveling to st. thomas

One month ago today I was touching down in warm and sunny St. Thomas for a four day Caribbean getaway. Today, I’m nursing a hangover and hiding from the on-and-off again rain showers in Manhattan. Sometimes life just isn’t fair, ya know? Because I can’t get our wonderful vacation at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort off the brain, I’ve decided to round up one last batch of wino wisdom for all of you out there considering a similar vacay. You can thank me with bottles of wine, or perhaps a plane ticket back to paradise… #1. You don’t need a passport.  Some people may read this and roll their eyes, but having never…

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for the decidedly un-lazy traveler: night kayaking in st. thomas

When planning my four days in St. Thomas, I knew I wanted to focus the bulk of my time doing a few very specific things: sipping beachside cocktails, sipping poolside cocktails, and… more of the first two things. After a brutally long winter, all I wanted was to spend four days relaxing in the sun and perfecting the art of being lazy. My fiance had other plans. Halfway through day one and unable to sit still for longer than an hour or two, he was itching for some sort of adventure. Cue the Adventure Center at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, which offers a variety of on- and off-site excursions, activities, and…

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paradise for the lazy traveler: four days in st. thomas

I have to admit, it took me longer than intended to sit down and write this due to the severe post-vacation blues I’ve been experiencing after returning from my Caribbean getaway. But who can really blame me? Four days in paradise, come and gone so quickly. Let’s go back to the beginning. After what seemed like an endless and bitterly cold winter in New York City, I couldn’t have been more ready to escape the city and head somewhere warm. Cue my knight in shining armor: Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Having never been to St. Thomas, I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it had to be warmer than…

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