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Best resources for general info?

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Best resources for general info?

I'm researching a trip for the fall and would love to know where those of you "in the know" get your information. What are the best ( most accurate) places to find out about St. John and the USVI in general?

any media form is fine with me, as long as its EASY to use if on the internet...seriously deficient in that category ... !!

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1. Re: Best resources for general info?

This is it!

We get our information from having been there , having lived there, or living there now.

I would suggest using the search function to look for things that may seem like popular topics:

Car Rental and Weather are 2 good ones.

And then ask questions, after you search. There is so much knowledge here that you will likely find the answers to many of your questions, if not, then just ask.

I would not say that there is one site with all the info you need, but there are some good ones that will give you a lot about individual subjects, too

www.on-stjohn.com

http://stjohnbeachguide.com/

http://www.stjohnusvi.com/stjohn.html

http://www.visitusvi.com/stjohn/homepage

http://www.stjohnisland.com/index.htm

Welcome to the obsession!

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2. Re: Best resources for general info?

Another good STJ forum for asking overall questions...

http://virgin-islands-on-line.com

With both forums, I just encourage you start reading post after post. You'll notice that a lot of questions start to repeat themselves (best villa, car rental, weather, best restaurant/bar, best snorkel spot). I also encourage you to read a lot of Trip Reports...you'll pick up a lot of ideas that way too.

Good Books (available on Amazon) for getting a good feel for all the beaches, trails and other natural sites:

Feet, Fins and 4WD by Pam Gaffin

Off The Beaten Track by Gerald Sanger

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3. Re: Best resources for general info?

You are already here! Lucky you!

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4. Re: Best resources for general info?

Thanks everyone.

These are good starters...between TA and these sites I think I should gain some sense of what I want to do. I'll pipe up as I go along and work through everything. thanks again

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6. Re: Best resources for general info?

Another good idea is to buy a map of St John. National Geeographic has a great one that shows all the trails, bays, reefs and archeological ruins. We purchased it at the National Park Service office but you can find it on Amazon as well as other guide books.

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8. Re: Best resources for general info?

Thanks you guys- this is great help.

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9. Re: Best resources for general info?

I second the recommendation for Feet Fins and Four wheel drive.

We never are on island without it.

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