Looking for a beachy read?
Take a scroll through an endless summer of island life posts below:
Do you ever think back to pivotal moments in history and wonder how you would have behaved had you been alive then? Do you ever wonder what actions you would have taken, how you would have reacted under the pressures of the day, and in what ways your personal values...read more
If there is one phrase that is common amongst all island visitors, it's, "Don't worry about us, we're easy!" Just typing that makes me laugh. Every time a houseguest breezily assures me how truly simple it will be for me to have them stay in my home, I have to pause...read more
There are many things you take for granted before you move to an island – mild weather, a bug-free home, reliable electricity and internet, and the ease of online shopping. The convenience of the last one is mostly attributed to the reliable postal and delivery...read more
Choosing to spend your retirement in someplace other than where you had been living for most of your working life is a huge step with many joys and some challenges. For me, the choice to live on my particular rock was an easy one, as I knew the island and had lived...read more
Everything grows unbelievably fast here like the eleventh hour of the day turning to noon. The greenery flourishes recklessly similar to the tourism industry that can’t be braked. The buildings grow taller, the boats get bigger while the land seemingly gets smaller.read more
Before moving to my new rock home 6 months ago, I used to scour the myriad of articles written on this site. Wrapped in my duvet in the UK, I read the stories, took in the advice, and memorized the tactics given for island survival. By the time our family finally made...read more