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Reddog
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June 8, 2016 12:01 am  

What is the fastest cheapest way to get there. I've talked to travel agents and they just want to put me on a cruise ship I will be coming from Fort Lauderdale after visiting family there


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edeluv
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June 8, 2016 12:21 am  

Fly direct from Miami. Cheap, short, flight.


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jj00802
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June 8, 2016 12:32 am  

Spirit Airlines has direct flight from Fort Lauderdale to St. Thomas daily.


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SausageInTheCan
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June 8, 2016 10:49 am  

Fugitive?


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vicanuck
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June 8, 2016 10:51 am  

Swimming is the cheapest way, but requires some effort.


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speee1dy
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June 8, 2016 10:56 am  

lol, vicanuck.

yes, flying is the quickest way to get here


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Reddog
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June 8, 2016 11:46 am  

Why would u ask that now. But no I'm not just looking for a simpler way of life. I hope I can find it there


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CruzanIron
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June 8, 2016 12:12 pm  

Spirit Airlines has direct flight from Fort Lauderdale to St. Thomas daily.

Or Jet Blue FLL - SJU - STX


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Alana33
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June 8, 2016 12:13 pm  

If you don't live a simple life now, you may not find it here.
There are definitely challenges to living on a small island.
Lack of healthcare is just one of them.
Island living is not for everyone.
It helps if you're considerate of others and have the quality of patience.


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Alana33
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June 8, 2016 12:14 pm  

Spirit does the Ft. Lauderdale STT route.


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Exit Zero
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June 8, 2016 4:30 pm  

Fugitive?

The USVI : Home for the Wanted and the Unwanted


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speee1dy
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June 8, 2016 5:02 pm  

i thought someone very long ago claimed to have gotten here by canoe??

anyone remember that


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CruzanIron
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June 8, 2016 5:05 pm  

My dad got here on a 33' Chris Craft single engine from St. Petersburg.

That was in 1963...


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Spartygrad95
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June 8, 2016 6:39 pm  

My dad got here on a 33' Chris Craft single engine from St. Petersburg.

That was in 1963...

1963.. St. Petersborg? Sounds like dad was a commie spy. 😉


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CruzanIron
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June 8, 2016 7:18 pm  

My dad got here on a 33' Chris Craft single engine from St. Petersburg.

That was in 1963...

1963.. St. Petersborg? Sounds like dad was a commie spy. 😉

Florida.


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Spartygrad95
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June 8, 2016 7:29 pm  

My dad got here on a 33' Chris Craft single engine from St. Petersburg.

That was in 1963...

1963.. St. Petersborg? Sounds like dad was a commie spy. 😉

Florida.

Ya don't say?


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Reddog
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June 8, 2016 10:19 pm  

That's the whole problem I have here now the older I get the more patient I have begun not to mention not really caring about material things as much as I used to and I think I'm pretty curtious of others just want to get back to doing things I love


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stxsailor
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June 9, 2016 11:46 am  

since moving here 5 years ago we have jettisoned much of our stuff. no more "keeping up with the Jones'es" mentality here like up in the mainland. As long as my cars run, my roof doesn't leak, my cistern stays full I'm happy. Spotty electricity, screw it I have a good generator.


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Reddog
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June 9, 2016 10:11 pm  

That is exactly what I'm talking about. Don't worry be happy. Yeah I know that is a little cliche but really


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mtdoramike
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June 11, 2016 12:38 pm  

If you don't live a simple life now, you may not find it here.
There are definitely challenges to living on a small island.
Lack of healthcare is just one of them.
Island living is not for everyone.
It helps if you're considerate of others and have the quality of patience.

So true, so true. But people keep coming in droves only to realize everything isn't a TV show. Where everything even wardrobes are scripted. One thing about Island life, it's anything but scripted.

mike


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June 11, 2016 12:44 pm  

I might also add here even at the expense of coming off a little harsh. If you can't afford normal passage to the Islands, what makes you think that you can live here? My wife and I have family on St. Thomas, actually she's related to better than half of the North side I believe and even though with all the family support, it would be a major expense for us to just pick up and move back to the Islands. But I guess we are more of a play it safe types than care free adventurers that throw caution to the wind.

mike


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STTsailor
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June 13, 2016 8:07 pm  

I second that.

It is a major expense to move basic stuff like car, kitchen, bed, boat and business records. If you want to live here comfortably you either have substantial assets plus social security income or be able to do business based here. It takes a boatload of money to live a good life here. If one has a budget of $40-50K per year it is foolish to move anywhere in the Carribiean. There are places in central and South America or Asia that this small budget will get one propelled into upper middle class category. It is not the case here. Time to learn Spanish my friends.

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watruw8ing4
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June 14, 2016 6:49 pm  

I second that.

It is a major expense to move basic stuff like car, kitchen, bed, boat and business records. If you want to live here comfortably you either have substantial assets plus social security income or be able to do business based here. It takes a boatload of money to live a good life here. If one has a budget of $40-50K per year it is foolish to move anywhere in the Carribiean. There are places in central and South America or Asia that this small budget will get one propelled into upper middle class category. It is not the case here. Time to learn Spanish my friends.

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I agree it's a considerable expense to get here and get set up. But as for budget, I guess that all depends on what your definition of "a good life" is.


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Spartygrad95
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June 14, 2016 10:41 pm  

I second that.

It is a major expense to move basic stuff like car, kitchen, bed, boat and business records. If you want to live here comfortably you either have substantial assets plus social security income or be able to do business based here. It takes a boatload of money to live a good life here. If one has a budget of $40-50K per year it is foolish to move anywhere in the Carribiean. There are places in central and South America or Asia that this small budget will get one propelled into upper middle class category. It is not the case here. Time to learn Spanish my friends.

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I agree it's a considerable expense to get here and get set up. But as for budget, I guess that all depends on what your definition of "a good life" is.

Good life is definitely subjective and we have had a "good life" at STTsailor's budget number and a good life with more. Is our life "better" now we are making more? Nope. Still good though


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eagleray
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June 14, 2016 11:46 pm  

So, are you here yet? Just buy a ticket and start your new life. It aint that hard. Come on down. Cheers


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