Possible Side Effects of Living Amongst Vacationers

Should you choose to make your home in a picturesque tourist destination such as a Caribbean island, kudos to you! People all around the world spend their days pining away for the one precious week in their year that they get to … Continue reading

Not Possible

Written by: Chrissann   Where in the states, menu substitutions and alterations have become the norm these days (however obnoxious they may be), in the Caribbean they are still generally met with the sucking of teeth and an overall attitude … Continue reading

This is NOT Your Boat.

Written by: Roxane   “Nope, this isn’t your boat.” I say this, only half joking, to some surfaced divers. Crouched at the end of the dive platform, I watch them glance at one another, the wife rolling her eyes while … Continue reading

The Complaint Department

Written by: Chrissann   After reading this recent compilation of actual tourist complaints from Thomas Cook, I was inspired to put together a list of our own – one that is specific to visitors of our rocks. While tourists certainly … Continue reading

The 5 Tourists You Will Meet in the Caribbean

The snake was a sinister black, roughly 7ft in length, and coiled in the corner of our hotel room’s foyer. As I ambled half-asleep towards the bathroom, I spotted it first peripherally, then in full, horrifying focus. Looking back, I … Continue reading

My Baby was Bahn Here

Written by: Ingrid   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. … Continue reading

Privacy Please

Written by: Chrissann   For the last 5 years, I’ve been living in a hotel. My boyfriend, David, manages the resort, which is why we’ve lived on-property in one of the rooms all these years. It’s a very small island … Continue reading

Splatter Splat Splat Pitter Pat. Mystery Solved, 2:33am.

Written by: Ashley   I appreciate a thorough investigation. A good ‘ole fashioned puzzler requiring some research and critical analysis is even sorta fun for me. This has been helpful while managing ten condos built in the late 1960’s on … Continue reading

Anything BUT a Permanent Vacation…

Written by: Ashley   The following may sound ungrateful. Harsh, even. But what I am about to describe is an island reality, a prevailing attitude among many in the hospitality industry. Namely, that working in tourism on a tropical island … Continue reading