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Whitney grew up in a small midwestern town of 500 people. In her early 20’s she began traveling and happened to land on the tiny rock of Saipan for a six month job contract that turned into five years, a REAL LIVE 4-year-old human child, two category 5 super typhoons, and a completely unexpected shift in her life path. Whitney works as a professional lifeguard (when there isn’t a pandemic going on) and spends her days giving “the nod” at the waterslide and her nights performing polynesian dance and fire poi as well as an awkward, pale girl can. Whitney is a single mother and is raising her daughter on rice and sunshine

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Sunkissed Christmas

Sunkissed Christmas

This year I’ll be celebrating my 11th Christmas on this beautiful island and my main goal for this holiday season is to make the perfect sand-snowman. I can assure you that this is a task far more difficult than Pinterest or Instagram would have you believe. Last...

Christmas on Saba

Christmas on Saba

It’s quiet out. And dark. The colourful street lights are up in each of the four villages of Saba, Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas is playing, the tree is up, half hiding the presents underneath and the house smells of home-made cooking. It’s Christmas time...

In Praise of Real Food

In Praise of Real Food

Island food culture is a wonderful riot, to be savoured and enjoyed. When we first came on island I was surprised by the food fusion between American, British and Caribbean fare. You would easily find an overblown pot of peanut butter alongside a similar-sized jar of...

How To Be An Annoying Tourist

How To Be An Annoying Tourist

The cruise ship horns are blasting. The streets are bustling with wide-eyed people donned in Hawaiian print. The smell of aerosol sunscreen spray fills the hot tropical air and stings your eyes. This can only mean one thing...peak tourist season is upon us. The...

First World Island Problems with Basil and Zucchini

First World Island Problems with Basil and Zucchini

This year was my first year in Turks and Caicos during Christmas. And every Christmas I make "sort of" homemade lasagna. I also make a yummy zucchini/truffle salad to go with it. This year was different. We were now in Turks and Caicos away from the friends we usually...

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