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The Rock Where Medical Care Rocks

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Passport Predicament in Paradise

Do not ever, ever lose your passport. It’s the most important document we expats own – the one that lets us fly back and forth from our rocks to our home countries. When I “reach,” as the Bahamians say, I immediately put my passport in a... read more

The Power of the Coconut Telegraph

I woke up the other morning, fed my dogs their morning watermelon, ate breakfast, and checked Facebook (as usual) to see what was going on. The first thing I saw was a post from a well-known islander stating that the “new” transito laws were taking effect... read more

My Island Retirement Scorecard

We spend our lives trying to accomplish things. We study in school to get good grades so we can accomplish academic goals. We work hard at our jobs so we can accomplish career success. We make plans, save money, and invest so we can accomplish financial security. We... read more

10 Tips for Driving the Bahamian Way

With one main road and nary a stoplight for 110 miles, driving on Eleuthera can feel like taking a leisurely Sunday outing through the countryside. Or it can be amusing, befuddling, comical, confusing, frustrating, and even dangerous. All at once. Having lived on this... read more

Downsizing for a Tropical Retirement

We had too much stuff. There was no way that all that had accumulated over 32 years of marriage, three kids, and a big home was going to fit into our retirement island home. We had been flirting with downsizing for a few years – now it was time to get serious. A... read more

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