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9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Robinson Crusoe and the Hundred Cats

K. Ford K. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

This swashbuckling privateer dreamed of returning to England a rich and admired man, but life took a strange and unexpected twist for Alexander Selkirk.

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

Amanda Walkins | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Both city life and island life have their perks. I can personally recommend both, but of course, one or both may not be perfect for you. Here are my favorite aspects of each so you can decide for yourself.

The Upside of 'Island Time' (And Six Other Wellness Lessons From My Tropical Travels)

Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

As impossible as it may feel to slow down and live by "island time" back home in my hectic, New York City life, sometimes it's a lesson I took from my roots that carries immeasurable value when it comes to leading a balanced, fulfilling life.

UTILA, Isla de Bahia: The Authentic Island Experience Still Exists

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

This tiny island is not the Caribbean of the $16 piña colada or the orchestrated see-only-what-the-cruise-operators-want-you-to-see routes. There are...

13 Reasons Why Growing Up In A Vacation Destination Isn't Always As Good As It Seems

Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Carly Ledbetter

Think life's a beach? Try growing up on an island like I did. It may make you rethink your goal to "live where other people vacation" and here are a few reasons why.

What Is It Like to Live on a Small Island?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Amanda Tendler, Yo ho yo ho island life's for me I'll answer for an island of 300 in th...

Autumn Colors, Island Style: #AlohaHuffPost Roundup

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.13.2013 | Hawaii

Hawaii may be famous for having gorgeous weather all year long, but we have seasons too! Subtle, yes, but it's true. Fall is the time of the year that...

Why I'm Homeschooling my Kids in Honduras

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

I am homeschooling my three children, ages 10, 7 and 5, on an extended international adventure. We moved to a remote coast, accessible only by boat, on the south shore of Utila to immerse ourselves in a different reality, a real-life experiment about living with less and experience more.

Why Roatan Is Perfect For Retirees

Islands | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel

You may think that lazing over the reef and drying off on a hammock was the dream that turned so many travelers into retired expats.


Patrizia Chen | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Patrizia Chen

"Come with me to Patmos," he urged me. "I've bought a house on the island and you'll be the first to see it. Spend August with me."