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The Varied Drinking Cultures Across Islands

We Brits seem to be infamous for our binge drinking. Friday night in the UK is the night when everyone makes the most of it, though it's kind of an unwritten rule there that you do not drink on a school night. Perhaps this is the reason why Brits gets so excited to go...

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When Islanders Come Calling

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Turning 50 was a huge moment for me. I celebrated for a full year, trying out many new things along the way. I gained a simple understanding of golf terms; I bought and wore my first pair of shorts (I am queen of the maxi skirt, tunics, and pant/jeggings); and I even...

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5 Prickly Truths About Island Life

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The Rum with the Punch

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