Tortola

Earth Day Feature: Green VI Glass Studio, Tortola, BVI

Wendy G. Gunderson

In celebration of Earth Day, we take a trip to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for a visit to GreenVI Glass Studio.  GreenVI  is a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and other green projects in the islands.  GreenVI’s Glass Studio takes used bottles and transforms them into beautiful gifts.  There is a selection of pendants, paperweights, and other…Read More

Sunday is Beach Day! Our Favorite Caribbean Beaches

Best Caribbean Beaches

Sunday is beach day!  Pull on your suit, grab your sunscreen, and join us in strolling along our favorite Caribbean beaches!  Click an image for more information: All words and images ©2006-2018 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information, please send inquiries via the Contact page.  

Spirits of the Caribbean: Callwood Distillery, Tortola

Wendy G. Gunderson

Rum has been distilled and blended by the Callwood family for more than 200 years in Tortola.  Callwood produces sugar cane rum, aged in oak barrels.  It claims to be the Caribbean’s oldest continuously operating pot distillery.  If you visit between March and August, you may have a chance to see the full distilling operation.  However, the distillery is open…Read More

TV Land Meets the British Virgin Islands

How often do you travel to the Caribbean and happen upon a group of beloved television characters?  It’s only happened once, on our visit to The Last Resort, Bellamy Cay, British Virgin Islands. First, how do you get there?  I can’t help you navigate by sea, but by land, get yourself to Trellis Bay on Beef Island, just a quick…Read More

“W” is for Watersports

Wendy G. Gunderson

The Caribbean’s best attraction after the beach is the water that surrounds it.  The region offers a variety of watersports for you to enjoy, including surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding.   This shop in Trellis Bay on Beef Island, British Virgin Islands, just a few minutes from the airport, offers instruction in kiteboarding, surfing, kayak tours, and…Read More

“G” is for Green VI

Wendy G. Gunderson

GreenVI Glass Studio is a non-profit organization devoted to a greener, more environmentally sound British Virgin Islands.  The studio recycles glass, largely beer and liquor bottles, which are used to make paperweights, jewelry, souvenirs, and other glass collectables.  Mentors also provide training in the making of glass to educate others and promote the organization’s goals.  Proceeds are used to fund…Read More

BVI Trip Report – THE VIDEO!

Welcome to our video tour of the BVI, featuring stops on Scrub Island, Beef Island/Trellis Bay, Tortola, Marina Cay, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda. Greetings from the British Virgin Islands from My Irie Time on Vimeo. If you haven’t done so already, check out our BVI trip report! All words and images ©2006-2018 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission…Read More

BVI Trip Report Part Three: Tortola and Beef Island

Part Three of our BVI trip report takes us to Tortola, or more accurately, Beef Island and Tortola.  When you fly into Terrance B. Lettsome Airport in Tortola (Airport Code: EIS), you are actually flying into Beef Island, a small island just east of Tortola.  The two islands are connected by a bridge.  Beef Island is home to Trellis Bay,…Read More

BVI Trip Report Part Two: Marina Cay

Part Two of our BVI Trip Report takes us to Marina Cay, a small island about half a mile off Scrub Island.  Marina Cay is home to Pusser’s Marina Cay, a great bar and restaurant.  I knew I wanted to visit Marina Cay because I had seen photos of the red telephone box on the dock and thought it would…Read More

Aragorn’s Fireballs

The fireballs at Aragorn’s Studio, Trellis Bay, Beef Island, Tortola, are lit for the monthly full moon parties, but we were able to see at least one aflame on evening visits to Trellis Bay.  I would love one of these for my backyard!     All words and images ©2006-2018 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited.…Read More