Picking My Feminist Battles

Written by: Chrissann   Grocery list in hand, ready to bang out some errands, I stride from the parking lot and am close to making it into the store when I hear a West Indian man‘s voice behind me, calling … Continue reading

Hitchin’ a Ride

Written by: Chrissann   I don’t pick up hitchhikers. There. I said it. This is a difficult confession for me to make, as I worry it exposes me as a fundamentally unlikable island person. But I have my reasons, a few … Continue reading

What to Expect on your BVI Boating Day

Written by: Melissa B   Living in the Caribbean, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most incredible waters in the world. Tourists pay thousands of dollars to come revel in our turquoise sea – they … Continue reading

My New Island Name

Written by: Sarah D   The Department of Motor Vehicles, no matter your country, seems to be universally regarded as an atrocious place within the 3rd Ring of Hell. In the Virgin Islands, take those sentiments, add an island bureaucracy … Continue reading

Caribbean Car Culture (*IN PHOTOS*)

Written by: Chrissann   One of the things I love most about Caribbean culture is that everything is loud – in every sense of the word. Audibly, people sing aloud to themselves and no one in particular; laughter is no … Continue reading

The Death Apple

Written by: Chrissann   “This one has good branching…” Kyle negotiated, trying to sell me on the appeal of the 3 ft tall Charlie Brown stick figure he had his hand around, as he considered digging it up for me. … Continue reading

Island Perplexities Currently Perplexing Me

Written by: Dillinger   A couple of years living on this island and my grasp on reality becomes ever diminished. As each day dawns, my understanding of the world and the people around me becomes less and less. I don’t … Continue reading

The Rules of Engagement…Does it Matter?

Written by: Dillinger   About a decade ago, I crossed paths with a gentleman called Dr. Dolvinsky. He was undeniably screwed up. He was bi-polar, had middle-child syndrome, chronic diabetes, a 50-something German wife, a 20-something Swedish girlfriend, and a … 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

The Bodyguard

Written by: Dillinger   From an early age, I’ve been a freak magnet. It’s genetic. My Father is a freak magnet too.  Leave either one of us alone in a public place for more than a few minutes and some … Continue reading