Tag: Tropics

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
Pretty Things

Pretty Things

Life on an island can be difficult. I know...hard to believe. But true. It is a harsh place to exist, actually...at least my rock. Arid, hot and dusty...not really the tropical isle of one's dreams....Read More
Adventures of the Two Wheeled Variety

Adventures of the Two Wheeled Variety

Behold. A thing of beauty and promise. Dah da dum...my "new to me" mountain bike. [caption id="attachment_1661" align="alignnone" width="5184"] It has a bell! Seriously...ding, ding...here I come. A mountain bike with a bell. Cute.[/caption] Before...Read More
Dreams vs. Reality

Dreams vs. Reality

How you imagine an Island Girl spends her day off in paradise... How an Island Girl really spends her day off in paradise... Reality check. You're welcome.
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