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

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

Dominican Dictionary

Written by: Jen L   Any place you visit will have a kind of cultural dictionary. And I’m not talking about the 101 terms – the hola or gracias of every language, although of course when traveling it’s good to know those. … 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

Public Transport On This Here Rock

Written by: Vanesta   Unless you drive or are driven, you will often have to resort to braving public transport on these here rocks, which can be a bit of an adventure, to say the least. Most rocks operate their … Continue reading

Sick on a Rock

Written by: Roxane   It’s midsummer with a heat index of 104°F, so I knew something must be wrong when I climbed into bed wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Even more so when I woke up still wearing them, since … Continue reading

Life on these Jamaican Roads

Written by: Beverley   Back in the folly of my youth (anytime prior to August 23, 2004), I swore vehemently that I would NEVER EVER get a driver’s license, as I did not want to be a part of the … Continue reading

An Island Lady’s Guide to Storm Survival

Written by: Ginger   When you live on an island in the Caribbean, you no longer measure time according to the four seasons. For the most part, island weather stays consistent year-round: temperatures in the low 80s, mostly sunny, with … Continue reading

An Island Girl’s Best Friend(s)

Written by: Roxane   I was halfway through my 479th boat briefing when I realized that one of my new divers, a girl on the port side, was looking way too comfortable, snuggled into a stranger’s dive gear with her … Continue reading