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Island Escape Artist

Everyone who lives on an island has, at one time or another, had to deal with vermin. In the Dominican Republic, we’ve encountered mice, rats, snakes, scorpions, giant centipedes, tarantulas, lizards, and much, much more.   Though we’ve had several encounters with...

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Your Island Summer Self

Summer season has just begun in Cyprus and soon she will be in full swing, thereby my summer self is in full preparation for the heat. The warmer weather means that just about everything about me is slowing down to a very gentle pace. My daily walks take longer in the...

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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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How Island Time Moves Both Fast and Slow

Before we moved to our rock, while we were still considering the idea and researching what we were actually getting ourselves into, the number one piece of advice that we kept coming across was: Be patient and have patience. One thing was clear: We were on our way...

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