Marathon Training in the Tropics

Written by: MELISSA BRUNNER   In a moment of weakness (read: travel fatigue coupled with birthday brain), I signed up for my first marathon. It seems everyone these days is signing up for an obstacle course race, or a triathlon, … Continue reading

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

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

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

The New “Normal”

Written by: Melissa B   The conversation is typical in nature, catching up with family and friends who live in the great big world I used to reside in. Yet when the question arises – “How was your week?” – … 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

Skeeter Sizzle

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Written by ashley Some people play video games. I swat mosquitoes. So much so, I’ve considered giving the activity its own category on my new time-tracking spreadsheet. Like a video game, it’s a major time suck. Just as the hypnotic … 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