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Island Map Mishaps

Maybe it’s because I’ve had a rough go at it this week trying to find places on my rock, or maybe it’s because living here for over a year and constantly failing at finding places has finally caught up with me, but I need to talk about directions on my island. I'm...

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The Art of Getting Lost on a Small Island

Getting lost is underrated. When I travel, half of the fun is making unexpected discoveries and stumbling upon hidden treasures. But when you’re on a dot of a rock in the middle of the ocean with fewer roads across its entire landmass than there are tracks in the New...

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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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The Rum with the Punch

If you don’t have at least one bittersweet rum punch memory – or memory loss, as the case may be – you haven’t really been on one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. The rum punch recipes are different all over the world. Every country and...

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Why Island Girls Need Pool Boys

I've found that life on a tropical island requires but a few simple necessities: flip flops, summer clothing, bug spray, rum, and, of course, a swimming pool to help you cope with the extremely humid, endless summer heat. I'd never had a swimming pool until I moved to...

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