There are a number of ways that people prepare for a trip, and one of the most interesting ways for many people is by reading as much as they can about an area before they visit.  In this way, many people obtain information about things to see and do while they are on vacation and they learn about the history and culture of the area so that they can have a better understanding of life in the new area.  Books recommended for people heading to St. John’s include:

  • “Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, & Nevis Alive!” by Paris Permenter and John Bigley.  This is a travel guide with a rating system to help travelers see what places to enjoy and what places to avoid.
  • “Adventure Guide to Anguilla, Antigua, St. Barts, St. Kitts, St. Martin” by Paris Permenter and John Bigley.  This is the travel guide for visitors who want to get out in to the nature surrounding St. John’s and take a few risks.
  • “St. John Off The Beaten Track” by Gerald Singer.  This is a guide book which offers visitors information on all of the places that only locals usually know about.
  • “Tales of St. John and the Caribbean” by Gerald Singer.  These travel stories are almost guaranteed to get travelers in the mood for their trip.
  • “Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse” by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert”  This is an academic nonfiction book which is likely to be of interest to intelligent women traveling to St. John’s for the first time.