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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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The Love/Hate Relationship with an Island Vehicle

Transport can be a challenge living on a Rock. On our island, there’s no public transport and only ‘bush mechanics’ to fix your vehicle when it goes wrong. A truck is great because you can throw all your island toys in the back, from bikes to paddleboards. Our truck is both an essential part of our life here, and the bane of our life.

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You Know You’re From Hawai’i If…

You say slippers, not flip-flops. You’re cold when the weather drops below 70 degrees... But even when it gets cold, you still wear shorts and slippers – you just add a sweatshirt. You think a 20-minute drive is a long drive. You’ll sometimes let someone into your...

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21 Things to Never Trust on an Island

It's easy to sometimes get nostalgic about childhood and the luxury of innocence that allowed you to have blind faith in the world around you. As a child, you could do things like ride the roller coasters at the theme park with confidence that the people operating...

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The Stress of Island Home Ownership

There are a few things that I have come to appreciate about western industrialized nations. For example: flushing the toilet without a thought for where it all goes, which goes hand in hand with turning on the faucet and having potable water (although I'm from...

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