Life on these Jamaican Roads

Written by: Beverley   Back in the folly of my youth (anytime prior to August 23, 2004), I swore vehemently that I would NEVER EVER get a driver’s license, as I did not want to be a part of the … Continue reading

An Island Girl’s Best Friend(s)

Written by: Roxane   I was halfway through my 479th boat briefing when I realized that one of my new divers, a girl on the port side, was looking way too comfortable, snuggled into a stranger’s dive gear with her … Continue reading

We Want Your Island Stories!

Written by: Chrissann   You’re sitting at the bar, on cocktail number it’s-no one’s-business, and you’re swapping island war stories with the handful of others on the stools beside you. Some tourist or island newbie in the mix has got … Continue reading

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

“Woman on the Rocks” – Our Signature Cocktail!

Written by: Chrissann   So much of island life revolves around drinking. Actually… scratch that. I think it’s closer in accuracy to say that drinking is more of an ubiquitous activity down here, as much a part of the scenery as … 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

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

The Cayman TP Conspiracy

Written by: Roxane   As some of my fellow contributors have lamented, food shopping on an island can be a major undertaking – visiting 3 or more stores (assuming you have that luxury) for one item on your list isn’t … Continue reading

The Great Equalizer

Written by: Chrissann   Chatter from down the beach wafts my way in the wind. And for just a moment, I imagine I am listening in on a casual talk amongst dogs. “My owner arrives tomorrow.”  “Ours just left. I’m … Continue reading