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dahiker
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May 22, 2012 8:17 pm  

Good day Islanders! Is the "Settler's Handbook to the U.S. Virgin Islands" worth the investment, or can I get the same kind of information through the message board and other sites? I understand it is to be updated this November, but I hope to be there by then.Thanks in advance.


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May 22, 2012 8:27 pm  

I recommend it. It's regularly updated and nothing much really changes here from year to year. It's an excellent resource.


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AandA2VI
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May 22, 2012 8:53 pm  

I was thinking about ordering it too... I did buy a iBook for my iPad "St Croix" by Lynne Sullivan and the Fodors Virgin Islamds book. Actually both are a useful read but not nessaraly for moving there. Just read read and rad more, that's what I do lol.


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sheiba
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May 22, 2012 10:22 pm  

I would reccommend it. Good, useful information.


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May 22, 2012 10:29 pm  

Not only buy the book, memorize it. There may be a test at the end. It's called moving to the VI. Linda J & I went thru two editions before we made our move, and it was much easier because of the books.


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May 22, 2012 10:40 pm  

We ordered the book to read before our move. I found alot of the info was a repeat from what I've read previously, but there was some that was new. For the small price you pay, those tidbits of info could be worth a fortune! I think it could be a very important addition to the info you have already gathered. I also recommend "Desiring Paradise". It describes some of the "mistakes" that folks made, that you and I might avoid. Also check out this website:
http://www.usvichamber.com/virgin_islands_relocation_packages.htm


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dahiker
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May 22, 2012 10:51 pm  

Should have asked earlier: Does the Settler's Handbook carry a section on STX? Cookieboss, Thanks for the link. I noticed the chamber of commerce site talks of only STJ/STT. Anything on STX? Same with the "Desiring Paradise" book.


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dahiker
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May 23, 2012 1:19 am  

Yes...right there on the cover. Sheez. My bad....


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May 23, 2012 6:56 am  

We ordered the book to read before our move. I found alot of the info was a repeat from what I've read previously, but there was some that was new. For the small price you pay, those tidbits of info could be worth a fortune! I think it could be a very important addition to the info you have already gathered. I also recommend "Desiring Paradise". It describes some of the "mistakes" that folks made, that you and I might avoid. Also check out this website:
http://www.usvichamber.com/virgin_islands_relocation_packages.htm/blockquote >

Thanks!


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May 23, 2012 9:52 am  

Don't forget Life in the Left Lane by Emy Thomas -- a gentle and humorous overview of life on STX by a long time resident.


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Jamison
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May 23, 2012 11:13 am  

Don't forget Life in the Left Lane by Emy Thomas -- a gentle and humorous overview of life on STX by a long time resident.

I like that book, easy afternoon read and a good humorous overview.


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watruw8ing4
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May 23, 2012 11:35 am  

We used them - 2 editions - and found them extremely helpful. Still refer to them, as I jotted down notes and hi-lited some things.


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STXBob
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May 23, 2012 12:46 pm  

Don't forget Life in the Left Lane by Emy Thomas -- a gentle and humorous overview of life on STX by a long time resident.

That book changed my life! I wasn't thinking of moving anywhere, but after reading it on vacation here, it occurred to me that I could live on STX. A year later, I moved here.


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VIsnorkeler
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May 23, 2012 3:12 pm  

I'd recommend it, too. I found that there were times I needed the information that could be found here and in the book, but didn't have access to the internet. You can put the book in your backpack and always have the info at hand.


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Afriend
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May 23, 2012 4:26 pm  

The book's inexpensive ($16) - if that's going to put a strain on your budget than maybe you should rethink your plans about relocating.

Seriously, it's got a lot of good information and you'll be better informed by reading it - sure some info is available from other sources (such as this website) but that's not the point. Better to have more info than less.


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dahiker
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May 23, 2012 5:24 pm  

The Settlers Handbook was ordered today, and I'll also be looking into the other info. Thanks all. Peace.


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