Marathon Training in the Tropics

Written by: MELISSA BRUNNER   In a moment of weakness (read: travel fatigue coupled with birthday brain), I signed up for my first marathon. It seems everyone these days is signing up for an obstacle course race, or a triathlon, … Continue reading

Rock Fever: An Island Ditty

Written by: Chrissann               Everything is annoying me and taking too damn long. I’ve lost every scrap of patience; I think I know what’s wrong. It happens when I’ve been trapped here, on this … Continue reading

An Xpat Xmas

Written by: Kate   I moved out to Tortola on the 11th of December in 2012. My mum was aghast that I had chosen to move right before Christmas. Whilst I didn’t want to miss out my family’s holiday celebration, … Continue reading

Rock Life Realities: Outdoor Showers

Written by: Chrissann   Outdoor showers have to be one of the most brilliantly executed marketing ploys of island living. I have no idea how the ruse transpired, but the evil genius behind it has managed to transform the general … Continue reading

We Want Your Island Stories!

Written by: Chrissann   You’re sitting at the bar, on cocktail number it’s-no one’s-business, and you’re swapping island war stories with the handful of others on the stools beside you. Some tourist or island newbie in the mix has got … Continue reading

Moving Again: My 10 Most Recent Island Apartment Fails

Written by: Sophie   As has been pointed out to me by many a friend, colleague, and eavesdropper, I have seriously bad luck when it comes to apartments. Since 2004 (yikes), I have moved 10 times, not including my 10-month … Continue reading

Picking My Feminist Battles

Written by: Chrissann   Grocery list in hand, ready to bang out some errands, I stride from the parking lot and am close to making it into the store when I hear a West Indian man‘s voice behind me, calling … Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Living on the Beach is Highly Overrated

Written by: Chrissann   Ok, hear me out. I realize the title of this post in and of itself probably makes you want to reach through your computer screen and slap me silly in an effort to knock some sense … Continue reading

My Island of Silence

Written by: Kate   I’ve been motivated to write this post by my internet and phone connection all abruptly cutting out at once, one of the many downsides of being held hostage by a company that practically has a monopoly … Continue reading