I feel so lucky to have spent 4th of July (my favorite holiday!) on St. John at the “carnival celebration”, which includes a floating bar, the best Caribbean drinks, and dancing all night in the beach and in the water! The fireworks were incredible and it was one of the best 4th of July’s I have experienced. Our trip was amazing, especially because I was able to go with my UCONN college roommate and her husband along with my husband.
Are you traveling anywhere this summer?
Just a few favorites from the trip:
Painkillers. The liquid form. The most famous local cocktail. Bought some fresh nutmeg, bay leaves, and cinnamon to endeavor to make a homemade version. Recipe here.
Visiting the Baths at Virgin Gorda. Breathtaking views and incredible beaches.
The Soggy Dollar Bar at Jost Van Dyke. Sunny place for Shady people is their motto! Coolest bar ever, especially because there is no way to enter this island unless you swim to it.
Oh and I can’t forget the adorable animals. Donkeys (apparently they like Doritos), the goats that travel in large packs, and of course, all of the fish and sea creatures I saw while snorkeling!