Ginger

About Ginger

Ginger stumbled upon St Thomas mostly by accident a little over a year ago. She didn’t plan to stay too long, but her crippling fear of flying means she’s essentially stranded and likely here for the long haul. (Upon consulting a map, she was startled to find that she was not, in fact, living just off the coast of Florida.) In her pre-island life, Ginger was a Type A, list-loving lady, but island life has changed all that. Her formerly lengthy and detailed grocery lists have been crossed out to read “whatever’s on sale and not past its expiration date”, and she’ll take a $6.99 liter of rum over an $8.99 gallon of milk any day of the week. Ginger moved to her rock with her husband, the Official Spider Slayer of the household. When she’s not changing flat tires and chasing lizards from her kitchen, you can find her in a hammock with a rum punch in hand.

CURRENT ROCK OF RESIDENCE: St. Thomas, USVI

ISLAND GIRL SINCE: 2012

ORIGINALLY HAILS FROM: The Snowy Northeast

An Island Lady’s Guide to Storm Survival

Written by: Ginger   When you live on an island in the Caribbean, you no longer measure time according to the four seasons. For the most part, island weather stays consistent year-round: temperatures in the low 80s, mostly sunny, with … Continue reading

Too Hot to Handle

Written by: Ginger   Ah, autumn. In my mainland life, it was my favorite time of year. I love walking among the crunchy, vibrant leaves, and finally wearing my favorite cardigan and cute pair of boots that have been tucked … Continue reading

Uninvited Island Roomates

Written by: Ginger   Coming from a cold weather state, I’m accustomed to looking for a certain set of perks in an apartment. I’d comb Craigslist postings, praying to see the words “heat included!” Gym facilities were a major plus, … Continue reading

Island with an Identity Crisis

Written by: Ginger   Driving around the US Virgin Islands, you’re likely to see a cheerful catchphrase on most license plates: “United States Virgin Islands, America’s Caribbean!” You’ll see the same slogan splashed across the main tourism website for the … Continue reading