Summary of useful links & videos
I feel like I have exhausted myself looking for information!! I kept a text file of all the useful links I have found. Feel free to add to the list!
Relocation Books & Guides: http://www.vitraders.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=V&Category_Code=rel
USVI General Books: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=us+virgin+islands&x=2&y=13
Virgin Islands Map: http://www.virginislandsmap.com/stthomas/index.html
National Network of Libraries of Medicine: http://nnlm.gov/sea/about/states/vi/
University of Virgin Islands: http://www.uvi.edu
VI News Sources: http://www.ipl.org/div/news/browse/VI/
National Park Service - Virgin Islands: http://www.nps.gov/viis/
US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=pr-vi
'Virgin Islands' Culture at its Finest!' http://www.homelandcollections.com/
USVI History & Tales: http://www.islandsvi.com/
Wikipedia VI Culture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_Virgin_Islands
And since it has been particulary hard for me find views of the islands (not just water), here are a some videos I found:
A tip for Googling: when you enter a search term, append the terms with -TERM to filter out results that contain the word TERM. For example, "Virgin Isalnds -tourism -vacation" will give you more results relevant to your quest. It seems there are more travel and vacation guides than anything else. Also, if you go to http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ned=us&q=us+virgin+islands&btnG=Search+News you can get all the latest news from the USVI.
I created an alert to email me headlines for "US Virgin Islands" daily.
One last thing!!! You should buy AT LEAST one of the guides or books linked above. I have the "Virgin Islands Relocation & Newcomers Planning Kit" with a copy of the local newspaper on the way.
http://barnako.typepad.com/news_of_st_john_usvi/ News of St.John Blog (has an RSS)
http://www.on-stjohn.com/ On St-John. Check out the JeepCam, Vista Overlooks, etc for videos of St John (has RSS)
http://livedelifeusvi.blogspot.com/ Another blog, I believe on STT this time (has RSS)
http://www.smilinglizard.com/ Flora and Fauna
http://vidreamproperties.com/mls-index.html Searchable MLS for the islands.
I'd love to see more videos/pictures of St. Croix if anyone links for those. It seems to be comprised only of golf courses, hotels and 3 beaches 🙂
I just found these YouTube videos on STX from "IslandHoppers" (I've never heard of them, but it sounds like they do low budget TV shows). Anyway, kind of a nice view of the islands... it's got a lot of surfer motif to it, but still kinda nice. I looked at all 7 parts... they all have something a little bit different.