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Mind = Blown (Thanks to all of you!)

Oppenheimer Gibney beach St John US Virgin Islands

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I just wanted to write a quick post to thank you all for reading Island Tidbits! I have to admit, my mind has been absolutely blown by the response. When I first started this way back when (ok, it was only 12 days ago lol), I wasn’t sure how it would be received or if anyone would actually take the time to read it. Well you know what? You did! And I am so thankful!

Now that my nerves have subsided (you like me, you really like me!), I am super excited to be on this journey again. I absolutely LOVE sharing stories and videos from the island. I definitely have a lot of ideas up my sleeve ( including some super random stuff like that one time a family of bats decided to take up residence in my wall or when a bird from Puerto Rico decided to move into Palm Tree Charters‘ porch), but I’m interested in your feedback too. So if there is anything specific you’d like to know more about or if there’s something you’d like me to feature, please either leave your suggestion in the Comments section here on the site, or email me at

Now let’s get to some housekeeping…

  1. If you are interested in taking an island tour, please check out Explore STJ. I offer both full and half day tours. Together we can go off the beaten path, see beautiful sights, check out amazing beaches, explore historical sites, perhaps grab a cocktail or two (you , not me, of course!) and more. Please visit to learn more, or send me an email at
  2. In case you missed it, you can find nearly two dozen webcams all in one spot at Bookmark the page, and check out your favorite island spot 24/7!
  3. And if you’re looking for videos, you will find every video we post in one spot too! You can see them at
  4. And last, but certainly not least, Island Tidbits has its first advertiser! Woohoo! I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Elaine Estern, owner of Coconut Coast Studios, for supporting this website. Elaine has great stuff, including amazing artwork and a brand new calendar, so please be certain to check out her website at We will definitely have more on Elaine later this week!

Again, thank you all so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!


  1. Kat

    I am so happy you are back writing ! I have missed you. Your “tidbits” always helped me get through the year waiting to get back to my favorite place .

    • Mary Ostrye

      Can’t wait to see you in October. We always visit Elaine at Coconut coast. We have a beautiful tile collage of hers in our kitchen.

  2. Larry Hines

    Welcome back Jenn, Would love to see a video of driving from Coral Bay to Leinster (sp. ??) Bay. I’ve thought about making the drive several times when visiting St John, but never got there due to fear of getting stuck on the dirt road with nobody to assist.

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