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How Islanders Prepare to be Disappointed

If there's one thing you learn after any time spent living on an island, it's that things are best not left up to chance. Murphy's is law of the land here. If something can go wrong, it will go wrong - often in frustratingly bizarre, comical (usually only in...

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I’ll Take the Case

Life in the islands has managed to instill some embarrassing hoarding tendencies in me. I never used to feel the need to stockpile everyday items, but now that I know they're not available at the ready should I run out, I can't help but buy things like shave cream in...

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Comparing Island Life: Maui & Saba (QUIZ!)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to the second post in our new series where women who have lived on multiple rocks compare the lifestyles of different islands. If you missed the first one, click here. This site receives so many questions in the realm of “What’s it like to live...

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The “Luck” of Living on an Island

I have lived on my rock, Roatan, for 8 years now. As I always tell people, you either love it here or you hate it. There is no in between. You won’t ever hear someone say, “Yeah, it’s ok, I guess.” The feelings people have towards the island seem to be strong either...

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Finding My Kokomo

I wonder how many people really love where they live? When I say, "love," I'm referring to a feeling, one of a special connection to the city/country/state in which you reside. A sense of living somewhere that you truly belong - a place that feels like it was designed...

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