The Thorn of My Island Rose

Written by: Chrissann   “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – the Dalai Lama Totally catch your drift, Dalai Lama. Might I also add: or try working at your desk; … Continue reading

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

Possible Side Effects of Living Amongst Vacationers

Should you choose to make your home in a picturesque tourist destination such as a Caribbean island, kudos to you! People all around the world spend their days pining away for the one precious week in their year that they get to … Continue reading

What to Expect on your BVI Boating Day

Written by: Melissa B   Living in the Caribbean, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most incredible waters in the world. Tourists pay thousands of dollars to come revel in our turquoise sea – they … Continue reading

The Death Apple

Written by: Chrissann   “This one has good branching…” Kyle negotiated, trying to sell me on the appeal of the 3 ft tall Charlie Brown stick figure he had his hand around, as he considered digging it up for me. … Continue reading

The Cayman TP Conspiracy

Written by: Roxane   As some of my fellow contributors have lamented, food shopping on an island can be a major undertaking – visiting 3 or more stores (assuming you have that luxury) for one item on your list isn’t … Continue reading

Adventures in Island Banking

Written by: Rika   Going to the bank on the island of Roatan in Honduras is an adventure, to say the least. If you are from a first-world country, you will likely find the experience bewildering, frustrating, and/or just plain … Continue reading

When in Rome

Written by: Maura   I recently had my first encounter with a white expat who has adopted a fake local accent. At first, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Perhaps she has a speech impediment? But no, … Continue reading