Christmas On A Rock

So how do you spend your first Christmas on a rock? Well, because islands are tourist destinations, Christmas is like Thanksgiving, which is like September 15th, which is like March 27th. Visitors come in every day, and in fact, more of them come at the holidays. Since my husband works in the hospitality industry here in St John USVI, he spent Christmas Eve at work, and he's working today. We did our Christmas picture earlier ...

Thanksgiving Top Ten

Thanksgiving is different this year. In fact, it doesn't feel like the start of the holiday season at all. The other day I saw a post on Facebook about a tree lighting, and I honestly wondered what kind of tree they were going to light. It definitely doesn't feel like Christmas is one month away. In some ways, that makes me a little sad. I enjoy decorating our house and trimming the tree. I enjoyed ...

Good Karma

It has been an incredible experience to share with our friends that we are moving to an island. Though there have been a few tears- actually, a lot of tears- it's been a lesson in the connectedness of the world and how putting good karma out is typically reciprocated.  From the moment we announced our plans to take this huge leap of faith, we have been amazed by the number of people who've been not ...

Shop Local, Find Friends

Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a job where I have to be respectful, polite, and professional regardless of how people treat me. Maybe I realized early on that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, isn’t that how the saying goes? What I’ve learned, though, is that your honey can’t be artificially sweetened. It must be 100% pure, natural and unfiltered, because most people can get a pretty good read on whether you’ve ...