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Island Ingenuity: Christmas Edition

'Twas three weeks before Christmas with family arriving, when I sought holiday décor to enjoy when not diving. All through the island, not a tree was in stock; the supplier had cancelled, to my open-mouthed shock.     “No tree?!” I cried, and said to myself,...

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Why Santa Doesn’t Ship to the Cayman Islands

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...

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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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Easter Lockdown on the Rock

2014 was the first Easter I spent in the "civilized" Bahamian world. The previous Easter holidays throughout my island tenure were spent either in Miami or on some far-fetched remote island where I had no idea what was going on in the world of commerce. Though last...

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