A sunny day at Christiansted Harbor on St. Croix island.

Itinerary: 7 Days in Authentic St. Croix

St. Croix is the largest and least-traveled of the Virgin Islands. It also offers the greatest variety to its visitors, including outstanding historical sites and untouched natural areas. But you may enjoy the St. Croix sensibility—which prizes authenticity—most of all.

Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands of the Carribean.

Planning a Trip to the Virgin Islands

When planning a trip to the Virgin Islands, there’s a lot to take into account: your budget, when to go, how you’ll get there, and what necessities to pack. Fortunately–and unlike the question of what to do once you get there, considering all the excellent activities and opportunities to relax–those questions are easily answered with this travel advice.

Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands

This full-color guidebook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Virgin Islands resident Susanna Henighan Potter offers firsthand knowledge of everything this paradise has to offer, from St. Croix to St. Thomas and Tortola. Potter guides readers to the most thrilling hikes in St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park, the best […]

A view of a crescent beach with a strip of white sand surrounded by heavy vegetation.

Early Peoples of the Virgin Islands

Four waves of pre-Columbian people settled in the Virgin Islands: the Ciboney, Igneri, Taino, and Kalinago peoples. Each group arrived in the Virgin Islands from South America, and each brought new advances in crop cultivation, social structure, and tools.

Curving shoreline and water going from turquoise to deep blue.

Virgin Islands Travel Advice

If you’re already anticipating escaping to warmer climates in the cold early months of 2012, Susanna Henighan Potter, author of Moon Virgin Islands, has some great ideas for a fun-filled getaway.

Memphis's skyline is visible beyond a pedestrian courtyard just off the river.

The Best of Nashville and Memphis in Two Weeks

Spanning two weeks and hundreds of miles, this itinerary includes the highlights of Nashville, Memphis, and the countryside in between. A car is a must, and a comfortable one at that since you’ll be doing a lot of driving. This trip provides a pleasant mix of history, music, culture, and nature.