Looking for a beachy read?
Take a scroll through an endless summer of island life posts below:
When I recall growing up on Bath Island (twenty miles of open water from Vancouver and adjacent to lovely Gabriola Island), memories are as much about being on the water as being on land. We were in and out of small boats all day long. All supplies came from Gabriola...read more
I’m back. Writing about something very familiar and very dear to me. Mangos. More than 5 years have gone by, and mangoes are still the love of my life. I’ve expanded the places I’ve been able to eat mangos: St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent, and, of course, my old home,...read more
Mauritius is known for its markets and as a newbie to the island, I thought I would give shopping at “The Market” a bash. That was my first mistake. You don’t give shopping at the market “a bash” because it WILL bash you. Allow me to explain... I donned my...read more
As a medical professional, I follow the classic stereotype of being a horrible patient. I don’t like going to the doctor, and I try to avoid it at all costs. Since living on the island of Curacao, I’ve been lucky enough to not need a doctor (Knock on wood! Yes, I’m...read more
Tourists are often fascinated, understandably, by the minutiae of daily island life. Here they are in a place that seems pretty damn close to paradise, populated by people seemingly just like them except they've figured out how to make a life in a locale most only...read more
When Hurricane Irma (to be followed shortly after by Hurricane Maria) struck the US Virgin Islands, it hit on the very day that school was scheduled to re-open, September 6, 2017. In actuality, with our school being used as an emergency shelter for an indefinite time...read more