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

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

My Island of Silence

Written by: Kate   I’ve been motivated to write this post by my internet and phone connection all abruptly cutting out at once, one of the many downsides of being held hostage by a company that practically has a monopoly … Continue reading

5 Habits Normally Considered Abnormal

Written by: Melissa B   I recently had visitors coming in to town and found myself in a massive panic preparing for their arrival. So much to do, so little time to do it! I needed to clean my apartment … 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

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

My Two Rocks

BVI beach

Written by: Maura   For the last three months, I’ve been on hiatus from my life in the British Virgin Islands and have swapped my tropical rock of Tortola for my home rock of Ireland. I had been away from … 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 Perks of Island Living

Written by: Sophie A lot of our posts here at Women Who Live on Rocks (WWLOR) tend to poke fun at some of the more trying aspects of island life. As most of us have learned from experience, making light … Continue reading