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

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

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 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

An Island Girl’s Fashion Observations

Written by: Sarah H   It’s been just over 6 months since I’ve been off my rock. Really, all things considered, that’s not too shabby. Roatan’s high season is typically late November through late May, a stretch of time where … Continue reading

5 Habits Normally Considered Abnormal

Written by: Melissa B   I recently had visitors coming in to town and found myself in a massive panic preparing for their arrival. So much to do, so little time to do it! I needed to clean my apartment … Continue reading

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

The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya

Written by: Eliza   One thing about Dominicans that endears me is their innate musical nature. They have an almost involuntary response to music — they simply must dance. But the musical culture is not contained merely within the Dominican … Continue reading