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Take a scroll through an endless summer of island life posts below:
As many of you who have spent time in the Caribbean know, a washing machine can be quite an electric hog. My high efficiency washer here in the States would be impossible to run on my rock, the Dominican Republic. It may be water efficient and mostly energy efficient,...read more
Ahhh, winter in the Caribbean. That most wonderful time of year when we don’t feel like our entire being is going to melt into a sticky, sweaty puddle (yes, even the puddles are sweaty) at the very thought of stepping outside. That time of year when we can choose a...read more
When you live in the tropics without being retired or in possession of a large trust fund, you learn pretty quickly what’s REALLY important. And take it from me, it’s not a closet full of shoes, purses, and designer clothing. Speaking of shoes, I now own exactly 5...read more
Anyone who knows me knows one unassailable fact: I hate bugs. I don’t mean I just don’t care for them. I am fairly certain that most people don't like bugs. Well, except for maybe entomologists. What I mean is I have an irrational and oversized fear of anything small...read more
This was my third Christmas season in the Dominican Republic and while I can't speak for all parts of the island, nor for all expat rock-dwelling transplants like me, but I LOVE that it's still about family here and not just gift-giving. Don't get me wrong - some...read more
I was born and raised in Maine so for most of my life, Christmas has meant snow, fir trees, and fire in the fireplace. In 2012, my husband and I decided to celebrate being a newly married couple and our new rock home by staying on island for Christmas. It was a...read more