Category: Island Survival Skills

Lessons From a Giant Yellow Duck

Lessons From a Giant Yellow Duck

So, yeah...the giant inflatable pool float fad has finally come to my rock. I know, I know. For those of you who live in slightly more modernized locales (pretty much anywhere other than here), those...Read More
Catastrophes in Paradise

Catastrophes in Paradise

I had long heard rumors of the destructive nature of idyllic Caribbean islands. I don't mean the obvious threats like hurricanes. Even the most landlocked mainlander understands that particular concern. No, I am referring to...Read More
Tropical Shock Waves

Tropical Shock Waves

After six years as an Island Girl, I thought I had pretty much experienced everything unique to the Caribbean. Bugs the size of VWs? Check. Months without applying makeup? Been there, done that. Visits to...Read More
A Not-So-Nice Adventure

A Not-So-Nice Adventure

Think of this as a public service announcement. Because, as anyone who knows me knows, I love dogs. All dogs. Big dogs. Little dogs. Purebreds. Mutts. It doesn't matter. If it's got four legs and...Read More
Find Your Tribe

Find Your Tribe

Being happy is just that simple. Find the people that energize you, enrich your life and make you feel good about yourself. Align with those who share your core values, your interests. Find those who...Read More
Island Medicine (Part 2)

Island Medicine (Part 2)

So a few weeks ago, this happened. And even though it didn't really matter what version of mosquito-born illness I contracted, I did follow through with my doctor's advice and went to the lab for...Read More