My St. Lucia travel story made the cover of Virginia Living‘s March/April 2013 issue! It’s the first time they’ve used a non-Virginia location on the cover so I’m very flattered.
St. Lucia Travel Tips
1. Make sure your hotel has beach access. Not a given in St. Lucia. Many hotels in the south of the country are up in the mountains. That can be okay but be sure you know what you’re getting.
2. Don’t go between June and November during hurricane season. In 2010 Hurricane Tomas wiped out many roads and resorts that the island is still recovering from. Why risk it?
3. Skip the volcano, it’s lame. The “walk-in” volcano is simply a smoldering, sulfur-smelling rocky area. Not worth the time.
4. Train for Gros Piton hike; it’s no joke. If you want to hike the larger Piton mountain know that it’s no leisurely climb. For that – and great views – go to the Tet Paul Nature Trail.
5. Consider scrapping the fish fry, unless you really want local color. Tourists are encouraged to head to Anse La Raye and Gros Islet for the weekly Fish Friday cookout/street party to boost the economies of these small villages. We appreciated the reality-check and local color but street-cooked fish, giant speakers pumping dub reggae and abject poverty aren’t for everyone.
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