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When I first stepped foot onto the tarmac of the Henry Rohlsen Airport and walked out to catch my ride (a 1990-something, $800 Honda Civic with no AC and a broken passenger window), I shied away from the locals, didn't give them a warm greeting in return, and simply...

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Bidding Farewell to my Island Home

My house, Sweet Spice, was destroyed when Hurricane Irma slammed into St. John. Luckily, I was not in it. I was traveling in the states with my girlfriend and our two dogs on a pre-planned trip to visit family. Like many people stateside, I could not get any...

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Are You Formicating on your Rock?

No… not fornicating – get your mind out of the gutter! That's an "m" there, not an "n." What in the world does formicating mean then? you may be asking. Well, it isn’t nearly as exciting as you may have initially thought - though it is quite relevant to island life....

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Trading All The Stuff For The Tropics

After visiting the beautiful country of Belize several times, I finally convinced myself that moving to this tropical paradise was the perfect decision for this stage of my life. However, coming to terms with this life-changing decision only led to a plethora of other...

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Island-splaining: Telling It Like It Is

My family recently visited my rock for their vacation. Since I am still "fresh off the boat," with less than two years of rock-living under my belt, some of this visit was spent explaining my island life choices and how things (don’t) work here to my family and, as it...

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