My Island Hut in the Woods: A Photographic Tour

Written by Ashley Ladlie I’ve written about my beautifully unique indoor/outdoor, off the grid, micro-living situation before. I tend to share artsier photos that don’t offer a clear glimpse of what the place actually looks like. Partly because I like to … 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

Island Perplexities Currently Perplexing Me

Written by: Dillinger   A couple of years living on this island and my grasp on reality becomes ever diminished. As each day dawns, my understanding of the world and the people around me becomes less and less. I don’t … Continue reading

The #1 Island Rule That Will Keep You Sane

Written by: Melissa B   One surefire way to make yourself crazy living on an island is to spend your time trying to understand why things happen the way they do around here. More often than not, it is a … Continue reading

The Wrath of Island Karma

Written by: Melissa B   I have always maintained a moderate belief in karma. I mean, I wasn’t superstitious about it or anything, but it was comforting to think that your good deeds would eventually pay off and that the … Continue reading

The Shock of the Real World

Written by: Morna   I have just arrived back on my rock after a 3 week visit to the homeland. It’s such a great feeling to be able to kick off my shoes and bare my (considerably bulkier) midriff, and … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Limes

Written by: Sarah H   Unlike some islands in the Caribbean, Roatan does not offer a Home Depot, Walgreens, Sears, TJ Maxx, or anything even remotely close. Even then, the places that do offer household goods, home repair/improvement items, or … 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