Rock Fever: An Island Ditty

Written by: Chrissann               Everything is annoying me and taking too damn long. I’ve lost every scrap of patience; I think I know what’s wrong. It happens when I’ve been trapped here, on this … Continue reading

Sick on a Rock

Written by: Roxane   It’s midsummer with a heat index of 104°F, so I knew something must be wrong when I climbed into bed wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Even more so when I woke up still wearing them, since … Continue reading

The Shock of the Real World

Written by: Morna   I have just arrived back on my rock after a 3 week visit to the homeland. It’s such a great feeling to be able to kick off my shoes and bare my (considerably bulkier) midriff, and … 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

Out of the Mouths of Tourists

Written by: Sophie   Disclaimer: My sincere apologies if this offends anyone but please, use some common sense. Around 50% of the BVI’s economy is obtained from tourism. That’s right – half of this territory’s money comes from those newly-wed, … 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

Yes, I Live on a Caribbean Island. No, I’m not Granting Interviews Today.

written by ashley Choosing a Caribbean island as your residence tends to make you more interesting to people who don’t live on a rock. This means I am oft subject to initial intrigue and copious questioning, especially, it seems, from … Continue reading

Where the Chickenosaurus Rules the Earth

Written by: Maura   My adopted home of Tortola is a mere 12 miles long and 3 miles wide and has a population of 23,000 – it very much looks and feels like the land that time forgot. With its … 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