Maura McBride

About Maura McBride

Maura came to the British Virgin Islands on vacation last year and never left. A self-proclaimed sun worshipper, she dreads the day when the “real world” will beckon and she will have to migrate North once again. Island life is still a novelty and Maura gets alarmingly excited when she bumps into a friend unexpectedly – an occurrence that happens at least 5 times a day when you’re living on a 12-mile island. In a former life, high heels were a second skin and makeup was a staple of daily living. Nowadays, if she tries to wear anything other than flip flops, her feet will swell up and erupt into a thousand blisters. The wandering PR pro and freelance writer was born in New York and spent the last 15 years in Ireland so she is very excited to be warming her bones in the BVI after a lifetime of being cold.

CURRENT ROCK OF RESIDENCE: Tortola, BVI

ISLAND GIRL SINCE: 2012

ORIGINALLY HAILS FROM: The Right and Left of the Atlantic

My Island Return: The Readjustment Diaries

Written by: Maura   I recently returned to my adopted rock of Tortola after living and working in Ireland for the last five months. I’ve only been back on island for two weeks and the readjustment process has ranged from wonderful … Continue reading

My Two Rocks

BVI beach

Written by: Maura   For the last three months, I’ve been on hiatus from my life in the British Virgin Islands and have swapped my tropical rock of Tortola for my home rock of Ireland. I had been away from … Continue reading

A Change in Taste

Written by: Maura   Even though Christmas was merely 2 months ago, I have to admit that I find myself already missing the gaudy holiday décor that blanketed Tortola for a few weeks – weeks that I now think of … Continue reading

Island Airwaves… Countrified.

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Written by: Maura When I moved to the Caribbean almost two years ago, the last thing I expected to hear on the radio was country western music. I expected Bob Marley, reggae, the sounds of steel drum bands – and … Continue reading

She Only Sleeps When It’s Raining

When most people think of life on a Caribbean island, they usually conjure up images of beautiful beaches, warm weather, and crystal clear waters. They think of a calm and slower pace of life and that everyone is relaxed and … Continue reading