Caribbean Stopover at St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Written by Clint Leung

One ofrepparttar most popular ports of call for Caribbean cruise ships is St. Thomas, one ofrepparttar 138664 U.S. Virgin Islands. Onrepparttar 138665 three Caribbean cruises that I took so far, two of them included a stopover in St. Thomas. On both occasions, there was a consensus among other passengers we met that St. Thomas was one ofrepparttar 138666 nicer islands visited. Althoughrepparttar 138667 driving in St. Thomas is onrepparttar 138668 left hand side, it is still U.S. territory so this Caribbean island features many other conveniences of being American soil. These included easy telephone connections for calls back torepparttar 138669 mainland,repparttar 138670 use of U.S. currency and English asrepparttar 138671 main language. St. Thomas is also one ofrepparttar 138672 cleanest of Caribbean islands andrepparttar 138673 locals do not aggressively hustlerepparttar 138674 tourists like they do on other islands. Many passengers stated that St. Thomas is a place they would like to come back to inrepparttar 138675 future.

During my first visit to St. Thomas, I tookrepparttar 138676 Atlantis submarine excursion which took tourists down to see an actual ocean reef. It was a bit pricey but that was expected. Seeing an ocean reef withrepparttar 138677 marine life up close forrepparttar 138678 first time during this submarine ride actually influenced me to take up scuba diving. During my second trip torepparttar 138679 island, we decided that we would spend some time snorkeling inrepparttar 138680 local waters since at that time, my partner wasn't a certified scuba diver yet. My advance research suggested that Coki Bay onrepparttar 138681 northeast side of St. Thomas was a nice place to snorkel. When our cruise ship docked at Charlotte Amalie,repparttar 138682 capital city ofrepparttar 138683 U.S. Virgin Islands, we hailed one ofrepparttar 138684 many taxi cabs atrepparttar 138685 port. It was a $15 US fare to Coki Beach where Coki Bay is located. It took only about 15 minutes to get there. The scenery alongrepparttar 138686 way was magnificent as we went up a hill and saw our cruise ship inrepparttar 138687 distant harbor below. The island itself is very lush with greenery everywhere.

Finding Travel Deals

Written by S. A. Baker

If your vacation time is coming up and you are planning on making a trip, then you will need to make some plans. Perhaps you are going to visit family? Or, maybe you plan to take your family to see an attraction somewhere? Maybe you are going to visit another country? Regardless of where you plan to go, you can find great deals on getting there, staying there, and even enjoying your time atrepparttar location.

Often times we want to take our children to seerepparttar 138627 things we saw when we were younger. It would be nice to see some new destinations as well. Either way, we want to do a lot but don't always haverepparttar 138628 funds. So, we are always in search for a deal. There are many out there to be had. Here are some quick ideas.

Saving on airfare is all about shopping around. Comparerepparttar 138629 different offers each company has. Can you fly in mid week and avoid weekend charges and busy times? Flying at night or at odd times can also increase your changes of getting a deal.

Once you get to your destination, you'll need a place to stay and a car to drive. The best way to get deals on these is to plan ahead. Making reservations ahead of time can berepparttar 138630 best way to lower your cost. Cutting out extra charges on things you don't need, or won't use, also helps. No need for that car to come with a DVD player if you only plan to drive short distances. Alongrepparttar 138631 same lines, you probably won't have time to watch all those movies on cable either. Eliminating these extras can lead to extra cash in your pocket.

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