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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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Holiday Reflections From My Adopted Rock

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...

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Christmas on a Rock

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...

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5 Ways To Feel Festive When It’s Hot Outside

Many expat rock-dwellers like myself remember a time when Christmas meant roaring fires, snow-covered rooftops, and the sharp chill of a clear December evening. It's possible that I'm looking at winter through rose-coloured glasses because I don't have to deal with it...

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