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

We Bought a House! In the Islands!

Written by: Christine O   Yes, it’s true. In April, my husband and I signed the paperwork that officially made us homeowners on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. There’s no turning back now! In signing those papers, not only … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a “Boatie”

Let me begin by saying I do realize I lead a uniquely blessed life in this tropical paradise I get to call home. But much like that mouthwatering, juicy burger in the magazine ad, the real deal isn’t always quite … 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

Through Fresh Eyes

Written by: Sarah D   The daily grind of life can quickly dust up my perspective. I find it all too easy to grumble about potholes, expensive water deliveries, and the impending summer heat. And there is always a fellow … 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

Take a Number

Written by: Chrissann   I am in need of a new government ID card and am not expecting it to be easy to obtain. At the time of this story, I have lived on my first rock for a little … Continue reading