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

Island Life: Where a Kmart is a Luxury

Written by: Mary Mac   I do not consider myself a high-end shopping snob. However, I will not lie – while growing up in New York City, I did, indeed, find my share of enjoyment browsing through the racks of … Continue reading

The Cayman TP Conspiracy

Written by: Roxane   As some of my fellow contributors have lamented, food shopping on an island can be a major undertaking – visiting 3 or more stores (assuming you have that luxury) for one item on your list isn’t … Continue reading

When You Own It, the Happiness Will Surround You

Written by: Ashley   Island shopping often falls under the category of scavenger hunt. It can even turn into quite the adventure, depending on what you’re looking to buy. (Like the time I was led on foot by strangers through … 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

Scavenger Hunting

Written by: Christine G   Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I am far from the Domestic Goddess type. I am more the Let’s-Get-Down-and-Dirty-Tiling-the-Floors-Painting-the-House-and-Thorosealing-the-Cistern type of gal. My cooking contribution is something I like to call … Continue reading

I’ll Take the Case

Written by: Chrissann   Life in the islands has managed to instill some embarrassing hoarding tendencies in me. I never used to feel the need to stockpile everyday items, but now that I know they’re not available at the ready should I run out, … Continue reading

Chronic Island Wardrobe Frustrations

Written by: Baldrick   It is the eve before I depart on my newly initiated annual trip to New Orleans. With the time showing just minutes to 11pm, it has become apparent that  a) I have yet again left packing … Continue reading

Refrigerator Soup

Written by: Baldrick   I love food. In the sense that I love a good trough, not that I am a foodie. I do not possess superior taste nor am I eager to try bizarre food. I tend to dislike … Continue reading