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Hot Flashing in the Tropics

This particular post is for the ladies... or those men looking for opportunities to man-splain something later and then get smacked for it! When we first visited the Dominican Republic and then purchased a house a year later, I was normal, hormonally speaking. I...

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Island-style Cleaning Crew

Those of us who came to our rock from urban settings tend to be accustomed to living in sheltered environments where critters of all kinds were never to be seen inside a house, and preferably not outside either. In this way, moving to an island can require quite a bit...

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Island Days That Make You Miss Snow

When we first announced to our family and friends that we were moving to the Dominican Republic, everyone was so envious of us leaving snow behind. No more shoveling snow! You can give those snow shovels away! Give all your coats to goodwill! No more winter boots and...

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(Not Quite) Ready to Rock Living on a Rock

Prior to our move to an island, I spent hours reading posts here on Women Who Live on Rocks. I would regale my husband with stories from the strong and entertaining women who’d seemingly mastered island living. I was determined to learn from their lessons and tackle...

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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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