An Island Lady’s Guide to Storm Survival

Written by: Ginger   When you live on an island in the Caribbean, you no longer measure time according to the four seasons. For the most part, island weather stays consistent year-round: temperatures in the low 80s, mostly sunny, with … Continue reading

8 Tuff Miles

Written by: Christine O   Being as small as they are, our islands don’t offer many road races for those of us that are runners. However, once a year in St. John, there is one race called 8 Tuff Miles … Continue reading

6 Guys Who’ll Try to Sex You in the Virgin Islands

(Depending on your level of sobriety and how recently you’ve been laid, they might very well succeed.) Written By Ashley   Seeing as that I’ve had a weakness for men since toddlerhood, I’ve managed to do my share of dating … Continue reading

My Midwestern Corolla’s Transformation into an Island Vehicle. One Parking Snafu at a Time.

Written By Ashley   It took me a little while to learn how to properly maneuver my car (brought from MN) on the roads of St. Thomas. Some would say that I still have a ways to go before achieving … Continue reading

Fleas and Ticks Jump Everywhere

written by: ashley   Never did I expect to be the kind of gal who de-ticks dogs with her bare hands. Having always been the squeamish of the squeam when it comes to creepy crawlies, I still cannot kill a bug … 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

Skeeter Sizzle

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Written by ashley Some people play video games. I swat mosquitoes. So much so, I’ve considered giving the activity its own category on my new time-tracking spreadsheet. Like a video game, it’s a major time suck. Just as the hypnotic … Continue reading

My Baby was Bahn Here

Well, okay, not really bahn here (island speak for “born here”), but she’s been here on St. John since she was 2 months old. Her mother – me – is a controlling Virgo and first-time mom. I must say that … Continue reading

She Only Sleeps When It’s Raining

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 everyone is relaxed and … Continue reading

Island with an Identity Crisis

Driving around the US Virgin Islands, you’re likely to see a cheerful catchphrase on most license plates: “United States Virgin Islands, America’s Caribbean!” You’ll see the same slogan splashed across the main tourism website for the territory, which entices US … Continue reading