September in “Paradise”

Written by: Christine O   I often get asked by my stateside friends how much longer I plan on living down in the Caribbean. More specifically, they want to know if I’m planning on living here forever. I find it … Continue reading

We Bought a House! In the Islands!

Written by: Christine O   Yes, it’s true. In April, my husband and I signed the paperwork that officially made us homeowners on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. There’s no turning back now! In signing those papers, not only … Continue reading

8 Tuff Miles

Written by: Christine O   Being as small as they are, our islands don’t offer many road races for those of us that are runners. However, once a year in St. John, there is one race called 8 Tuff Miles … Continue reading

How I Now See Less as More

Written by: CHRISTINE O   After living in the Virgin Islands for 2 1/2 years, I’ve become pretty accustomed to most of the challenges and joys that make up life in the Caribbean. My initially intense longings for a Starbuck’s … Continue reading