Despite the week-long federal government shutdown, beaches in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John are open as of this writing. (Can you hear the cheering?) The beaches reopened over the weekend.
For more details, and the latest news, we refer you to The News of St. John and St. Thomas Source.
For more on the closures, check out National Geographic’s “Everything You Need to Know About the National Park Closures” and “Shutting Down America’s Best Idea.”
We’ll do our best to keep you updated. For now, we’re hitting the beach!