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Why We Need To Face Our Island Fears

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The Varied Drinking Cultures Across Islands

We Brits seem to be infamous for our binge drinking. Friday night in the UK is the night when everyone makes the most of it, though it's kind of an unwritten rule there that you do not drink on a school night. Perhaps this is the reason why Brits gets so excited to go...

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Hokey Pokey Islander

Like so many people, over the years I had often joked about packing in the pressure of corporate America and moving to a tropical island. Though with three kids and a husband working full time, I figured it would have to remain a dream... or so I thought. A sudden...

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Island Exile: Immigration Vacation

Immigration Vacation. Permit Purgatory. The Work Visa Waiting Game. Whatever they call it on your rock, this hair-pulling, soul-sucking, confidence-crushing period stands between many of us Island Girls (or Want-to-be-Island-Girls) and our tropical residences of...

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Letting Island Kids Do The Translating

I live on an island where I don’t speak the two main languages fluently (or moderately, for that matter). Yes, you got that right - languages. Mauritian Creole and French are the languages most commonly spoken on my rock, Mauritius. Basic English is also taught in...

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