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St. John Gym is Free for All–Miles of hiking trails and hundreds of places to swim make St. John the best natural gym

The first month of every year brings out the eager in all of us. Gyms across the country are packed with anxious humans lifting this and bouncing that. In a few weeks the classes will thin out and the machines will be available again. The ebb and flow of active participants is not something you’ll … Read more

Cactus Snack

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Cactus Snack While everyone knows you should bring plenty of water on a hike, during the hot months on St. John, you can’t carry enough. One secret salvation awaiting hikers of the arid trails are the tiny pink fruits of the Turks cactus. Both bulbous and phallic, Turks cacti are prolific across St. John’s dryer … Read more

Dude Drop

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Dude Drop On a recent hike up the Ram’s Head trail on the south shore of St. John’s Virgin Island National Park I came upon something I wasn’t expecting to see. At the very top of the trail, where the 360 degree views are so breathtaking they can make you lose your balance, there was … Read more