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Jumping Through Those Island Hoops

In relocating to an island from the US, there are so many new things to wrap your head around. Practically everything is different - none more so than driving. On my island, you do not pump your own gas - ever - and driving here can be likened to suicide. You just...

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Evolution of an Island Writer

Looking in from the outside, it must seem as if those of us lucky enough to reside in the Caribbean region are blessed. The sky is blue, the sea is warm, and the sun shines almost every day of the year. Though gazing out from the inside, it can be a different story...

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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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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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