Written By:

Marina Ricci

Current Rock of Residence:

St. Croix, USVI

Island Girl Since:

2015

Originally Hails From:

Chicago, IL

Marina lives on the island of St. Croix, an island she didn’t even know existed until a few months before her big move. She traded the big city life of constant email checking and snow removal for driving on the left side of the road and water shortages, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

These days, Marina spends her mornings hoping there aren’t any new friends waiting for her in the bath tub, but loving the experience of watching all the different animals and people interacting all together on the largest of the US Virgin Islands.

Life is a dream and Marina hopes she doesn’t ever have to wake up again. When she’s not sharing her stories of daily life on here, she updates her blog on her island adventures at St. Croix Beach Bum.

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