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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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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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How to Predict Rain in the Caribbean

You’re getting ready to go out and you pause... is it going to rain today? You try to think back to what the weatherman said. Outside of hurricane season (when you’d better be paying attention), most of us usually register that he said something like, “Fair to partly...

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