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Is Your Island… Haunted?

Halloween is upon us once again. In Aruba, we might lack brightly colored, Fall foliage, jack-o'-lanterns on our front doorsteps, and a crisp autumnal chill in the air, but when it comes to ghost stories... we’ve got those in spades. Ready to take a walk on my...

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What 8 Years On My Island Has Taught Me

I've been feeling a bit reflective these last few weeks as my husband and I approach our eight year anniversary of living on our rock. I have been thinking about what it was like when we first set foot on our new island home, how much we have learned over the years,...

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Women Who Rock Their Rock: Ange Dovel

With so many incredible women living in the tropics, often going unnoticed on their little islands by the rest of the world, I wanted to take the opportunity to share their stories here. This new series, Women Who Rock Their Rock, will feature island women in all...

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Island Reads: An Embarrassment of Mangoes

When I first moved to the Caribbean over 12 years ago, e-readers had yet to be invented and the world of online shopping was nowhere near as much of a go-to option as it is now. As a result, many of my early island years were spent reading books that I didn't...

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Island Beach Crusader

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COMPARING ISLAND LIFE: Bermuda & The Bahamas

EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the fourth post in our new series where women who have lived on multiple rocks compare the lifestyles of different islands. If you missed the first three, click here, or here, or here. This site receives so many questions in the realm of...

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