Travel to the Virgin Islands – Episode 181

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The Bathes of Virgin Gorda

The Amateur Traveler talks to Harry Pariser about the Virgin Islands. Harry is the author of Explore the Virgin Islands which just printed its seventh edition.

Harry takes about the United States Virgin Islands (primarily St Thomas, St John, and St Croix) and the British Virgin Islands (primarily Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke). The Virgin Islands offer high-end luxury resorts, cruise ships but also camping on a beach. They have gourmet restaurants but also local cuisine like conch salad and john cakes.

They offer snorkeling, scuba, hiking or just lying on a beach. They take U.S. dollars and speak English making this and accessible island paradise.

Harry is making his second appearance on the Amateur Traveler. He was also the guest on Travel to Costa Rica – Amateur Traveler Episode 116.


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Show Notes

Explore the Virgin Islands by Manatee press
Harry’s notes on the Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Seven Arches Museum
Mount Victory Camp – tent cabins on St Croix
Virgin Islands Camping: Maho Bay, Concordia
Caneel Bay – luxury resort on St John
Reef Bay Trail on St John
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Okra Fungi recipe
Favorite Foods of the Virgin Islands

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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