We Want Your Island Stories!

Written by: Chrissann   You’re sitting at the bar, on cocktail number it’s-no one’s-business, and you’re swapping island war stories with the handful of others on the stools beside you. Some tourist or island newbie in the mix has got … Continue reading

Moving Again: My 10 Most Recent Island Apartment Fails

Written by: Sophie   As has been pointed out to me by many a friend, colleague, and eavesdropper, I have seriously bad luck when it comes to apartments. Since 2004 (yikes), I have moved 10 times, not including my 10-month … Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Living on the Beach is Highly Overrated

Written by: Chrissann   Ok, hear me out. I realize the title of this post in and of itself probably makes you want to reach through your computer screen and slap me silly in an effort to knock some sense … 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

Directionally Challenged

Written by: CHRISSANN NICKEL   There are many reasons why, if I ever found myself in some sort of wilderness survival situation, I would likely perish, never to be seen again. We’ve all clicked through those shows with the ominous … Continue reading

The Plight of Four Wheels

Written by: Melissa B   Prior to moving to the islands, I of course considered the many challenges that I would be faced with: Would I be able to handle the heat? Would snakes abound? Was I going to be … Continue reading

She Only Sleeps When It’s Raining

Written by: Maura   When most people think of life on a Caribbean island, they usually conjure up images of beautiful beaches, warm weather, and crystal clear waters. They think of a calm and slower pace of life and that … Continue reading

A Story about an Island Landlord and his Cousin’s China Cabinet

Written by: Melissa   Once upon a time, we moved to an island and into an apartment, sight unseen. Our employer had secured it for us through a realtor so that we didn’t have to spend the money on an … Continue reading

Moving your Car to the V.I.

An Abridged Guide to Slowly Going Mad via Caribbean Red Tape   Written by: Ashley   Decided it’s time to abandon mainland life and head to the Caribbean? Best of luck to you. Think you’d also like to bring along … Continue reading