U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is home to the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie. It has been the heart of St. Thomas’ activities from colonial times to the present. There are historic buildings found throughout downtown Charlotte Amalie take visitors back to the Danish era when the town was a bustling port of trade; while modern additions of taxis, shops, souvenir vendors and cruise ships in the harbor remind that it is tourism that currently drives the economy.
Charlotte Amalie, the main area and the sub district, is home to almost half of the islands 51,000+ residents. Other residents live on the East End, West End and North Side. These references might seem quite broad however on an island just 32 square miles they work well. If you ask for directions you are likely to hear them.
St. Thomas is mostly mountainous. Many roads around the island offer terrific panoramic views of the island and ocean. Amongst the hills on St. Thomas and along the beaches you will find an assortment of accommodations; resorts, historic inns, guest houses, vacation homes, villas and condos.
St. Thomas is for sure a water lover’s paradise. For your vacation plan a few beach days, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, a day charter, kite boarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking and parasailing. On land you can play a round of golf, take an island tour, check out some attractions, take in the historical sites downtown and do some shopping. In the evening dont forget to hit happy hour at a bar or restaurant, catch some live music and have dinner with a sublime view.
Located in the Valley of Mexico
Mexico City is the capital that captivates its visitors with endless options. Mexico City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it does not have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live Mariachi Music.
Walking is the best way to explore the city. It offers a chance to observe the city’s brilliant rendition of landscapes and skyscrapers. To escape from the city's busy streets and crowds, go to Iztapalapa station and hike up Cerro de la Estrella. This venue is an extinct volcano cone about 12km (7.4mi) southeast of downtown.
Mexico City weather is divided in two seasons, dry season , from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Spring months are warm, while the summer months can vary from light to heavy rains especially in the late afternoon. Dawn in the Fall and winter get really cold, but with an amazingly clear sky. Temperatures range from 0°C in late October, November, December and January mornings, to 32°C in March, April and May during mid-day highs.
The third largest island in the Caribbean is also one of the most colorful islands. Jamaica is paradise of white sand beaches and beautiful tropical flowers that sit on a background of the blue mountains. Jamaica is the adopted home of the Rasta, Jamaica is also a riot of red, gold and green. Jamaica is recognized as the birthplace of Bob Marley and of course, reggae is still the background music of the island. The rice and peas, rum, coffee and cricket are the soul of Jamaica, are the pastimes of Jamaica. The town center still holds oral traditions, such as discussing an idea to exhaustion, often simply a game of dominoes fight fiercely on a terrace or porch.