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

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

The Complaint Department

Written by: Chrissann   After reading this recent compilation of actual tourist complaints from Thomas Cook, I was inspired to put together a list of our own – one that is specific to visitors of our rocks. While tourists certainly … Continue reading

Mayberry, BVI

Written by: Melissa B   I often compare life on the island to living in a stereotypical small town where everybody knows everyone, everything, and every misstep. If you’ve never experienced what it’s like to live somewhere like Mayberry, allow … Continue reading

The 5 Tourists You Will Meet in the Caribbean

The snake was a sinister black, roughly 7ft in length, and coiled in the corner of our hotel room’s foyer. As I ambled half-asleep towards the bathroom, I spotted it first peripherally, then in full, horrifying focus. Looking back, I … Continue reading

Out of the Mouths of Tourists

Written by: Sophie   Disclaimer: My sincere apologies if this offends anyone but please, use some common sense. Around 50% of the BVI’s economy is obtained from tourism. That’s right – half of this territory’s money comes from those newly-wed, … Continue reading

Gone Too Long

Written by: Melissa B   I have recently discovered how necessary it is to leave the island every couple of weeks/months in order to stave off a massive case of island fever and maintain some semblance of connection to the … Continue reading

Yes, I Live on a Caribbean Island. No, I’m not Granting Interviews Today.

written by ashley Choosing a Caribbean island as your residence tends to make you more interesting to people who don’t live on a rock. This means I am oft subject to initial intrigue and copious questioning, especially, it seems, from … Continue reading

Me, My Radiator, and My Day Off

Written by: Dillinger   I was talking to someone recently about how frustrating it is that everything over here is constantly breaking. But then I began to wonder whether things actually did disproportionately break on this rock or whether the truth … Continue reading