There’s no place like home.
I’ve been around the world and the one place that continues to capture my heart again and again is the tiny, emerald island of St. Croix.
Home Sweet Home. We’re only a mere 28×7 miles, but we’re a charismatic, vibrant, and proud people.
We’ve been nicknamed “Twin City” for our two quaint and charming towns: Christiansted and Frederiksted, both with colorful architecture reminiscent of our diverse cultural history.
It’s a funny thing about traveling, it causes us to vividly recall and reflect on what we love most about our homes. What do you love most about your home?
For me, it’s the easy, carefree days spent with loved ones and appreciating everything our island has to offer. Every corner I turn, every familiar place I visit has layers of memories. I’ve walked down the same roads as a 5, 15, and 20 year old.
In the islands is where it all began.
It’s my solid, unchanged foundation that’s made me who I am today. I reflect on the immense growth I’ve made and the goals I have for the future.
The beauty of travel is we quickly get to become the person we want to be. We are faced with situations that test and build our patience, adaptability, and courage. When we return home, we find it all looks a bit different. Not because our home has changed, but because within us, we have grown.
How has your travel experienced helped you?
Life is a journey that is always moving forward, but in the rare moments when we can relive our past, it reminds us the incredible progress we’ve made – and yet we walk down the same, unchanged cobblestone pathway.
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Photographer: Hannah Schuck