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Airbnb has taken over our little island of Montserrat. I was skeptical about its presence at first (and, admittedly, still am a bit), but so far, things have been generally positive. Our island is unique in that we don't have any major chain hotels, so most people...

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6 Tricks for Shopping on a Rock

I have found in my years of living on different sized rocks, the best way to cope is just to be adaptable and enjoy the simple pleasures and small wins of every shop. If you can’t find something, just keep looking, this probably won’t result in you finding it but you get points for trying.

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It’s That Time of Year Again

It sometimes feels as though the seasons here are divided into two: Hurricane season and non-hurricane season. In non-hurricane season, you rarely check the weather. In hurricane season, you check it obsessively. Weather is no longer something that decides what you’re doing at the weekend; now it’s potentially life changing.

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Tips for a Successful First 90 Days on an Island

Michael D. Watkins' famous book, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter outlines important steps you can take to succeed in a new job in your first 90 days. Moving from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC to a small rock in...

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Which Island is the Right Island for You?

It's natural to wonder what it would be like to live on a rock. Perhaps you've found yourself on vacation on a beautiful island and are thinking, “Imagine what it would be like to live here!” It happened to me too. I pondered that very thought myself, and I eventually...

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