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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trip to St. Croix

One of the reasons I adore reading is for the opportunity to travel to foreign, exotic places within the pages of a book. I’ve been to England and France to visit the aristocracy, Mexico to visit the haciendas of old, the old west to see my beloved cowboys, even Russia but some of my favorite stories involved pirates and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. From the writer’s description, I can visit all these places without leaving the comfort of my chair.
Until recently.
I just came back from a week long vacation in Paradise. Yes, I said Paradise. More specifically, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. My husband and I had the good pleasure of visiting the mistress of this blog and her charming husband. And I can’t begin to tell you all how wonderful it was (our hosts were so lovely, I found it difficult to leave).
Long walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean and good company made it a fabulous, relaxing trip, one that I can’t wait to do again.
As a writer of historical romances, seeing the sights of an island steeped in history was a thrill and really got my creative juices flowing (but more on that in another blog).
 So, I’ve been to Paradise. Where have you been? What place or places would you like to visit?

As always, happy reading!


  1. I'm so envious that you were able to visit Alexis and have a fabulous trip all in one!
    My favorite places to visit in books are England, Russia, and the East coast.
    As far as "real" visits, I've been to about half the states along with Spain. I think Alaska, Spain, and Washington DC were my favorites although I definitely want to get a few more on the favorites list!

  2. I haven't vacationed much since becoming an adult many, many years ago. My last vacation before visiting Alexis & her husband (who, by the way, are fabulous hosts!) was in 2006 but as a kid, I traveled up and down the east coast. Favorite places? Williamsburg & Gettysburg although I did enjoy Washington, D.C. too. The Smithsonian? Loved it!!!! Each place I went had its own particular charm but it was the places filled with history that made the most profound impressions on me.

    Hope you get to add a few more favorites to your list.


  3. Well, lucky me! I saw this post in the sidebar so I didn't have to go search for it. ;)

    As I said in your later post, I've been to St. Croix and it *is* beautiful!

    The video clips don't work on my computer, but thanks again for the photos and the revived memories.

  4. Barbara,
    Can you imagine waking up every morning and seeing the sights depicted in the photographs? I love living in the desert, but sometimes, one needs a little visit to an island paradise. Glad we could spark some good memories for you!

  5. Marie - you know what they say: the grass is always greener...

    Or in this case, maybe the sea is always bluer... LOL

    Like you, I love living in the desert. I'm not yet ready to give it up. But you're right about the island paradise! (And I had no idea Alexis lived there. Wow.)

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