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The British Virgin Islands is a great vacation spot because of its warm climate and lush vegetation. Wherever you find these conditions, there are sure to be many animals that thrive in them. Even though some of them have excellent camouflage skills, opportunities have been taken to gather some information on them. Like many other islands much of the animal population of the British Virgin Islands consists of amphibians and reptiles. Some… Read More
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In his greatly documented Caribbean journeys that started in 1492, Christopher Columbus is given the credit of discovering many of the islands there. These include the Virgin Islands which he named in memory of the 11000 virgins who followed St. Ursula, and were beheaded in the 4th century. In 1692, they were colonised by the British and became fondly known as the British Virgin Islands, even though their official name remains the… Read More
After the American Revolution, Spain regained control of Florida from Britain as part of the Treaty of Paris. When the British evacuated Florida, Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States poured into the territory. Many of these new residents were lured by favorable Spanish terms for acquiring property, called land grants. Even Seminoles were encouraged to set up farms, because they provided a buffer between Spanish Florida… Read More
When it comes to myths and legends, the Keys have a set of their own. Many of them are sea-based, but the creepiest is the tale of Robert the Doll. It all happened in the late 1800s. Thomas Otto and his family moved in to a mansion at the corner of Eaton and Simonton streets in Key West, Florida, now known as the Artist House. The Ottos were known to be stern… Read More
Born in 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain, Juan Ponce de Leon was the first conquistador to discover Florida. Leon sailed with renowned explorer Christopher Columbus on his second journey to the Americas. He settled with his family on the Caribbean island then known as Hispaniola, now known as Dominican Republic. He became a military commander and later rose to the rank of deputy governor. In the early 1500’s, Leon discovered… Read More
Haiti has been blessed with fleeting moments of glory. From its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1492, it was one of the first islands in the New World to be settled by the Spanish. Between 1492 and 1550, the indigenous culture of the Taino Indians disappeared, and the island became a lawless pocket in the Spanish empire, populated by all manner of castaways, pirates, buccaneers and fortune seekers. When the French used… Read More
Prices on all of my books have been reduced and available to buy as part of the Black Friday weekend promotion. Cyber Monday is no exception. All books including some that have been reduced by a massive 35% are still available. Don’t delay. On Tuesday prices return to normal so take advantage and fill up your Kindle with some great bargains while you still can.
From Friday 27th November to Monday 30th November, all of my books will be reduced and available to buy as part of the Black Friday weekend promotion. Some books, like Wood’s Relic and Tuna Tanga have been reduced by a massive 35%! Fill your Kindle up today with some great bargains.
The third biggest island in the Bahamas is called Great Inagua. The island lies around 60 miles from the tip of Cuba and is one of the biggest producers of sea salt. Great Inagua is also the home of Lake Windsor, which takes up nearly a quarter of the island. With a population of just under one thousand people, this is definitely a vacation destination your neighbor probably won’t have visited. The… Read More