Expat Life

  • Living in Anguilla

    Living in Anguilla: Takeaways from our first season

    7 lessons from our move to the Caribbean It's September, which means our off-season is officially here and Anguilla is essentially shutting down until November. Hotels are closing, restaurants have shut their doors and the island has made a discernible…

  • Island Life

    Island life: It’s a jungle out here

    So my day went something like this on Tuesday: I arrived at work, someone showed me their pet shark egg, I went to St. Maarten, I finally bought my tennis shoes, I headed back to Anguilla to find our house…

  • Driving in Anguilla

    The joys of importing a vehicle

    In hindsight, I suppose we could have/should have just purchased a car in Anguilla, but Scott got a stellar deal on a Ford F-250 that we thought would be perfect on the island. Here's the story of why importing a…

  • Sandy Ground ,Anguilla

    Warning: Use water sparingly

    We talk about conservation in the US in our efforts to go green and be responsible global citizens. When I'm home, I scold my sister for taking 30 minute showers, and I give the evil eye when people leave lights…

  • Sandy Ground ,Anguilla

    Moving to the Caribbean: Lifestyle Change

    We've been in Anguilla for a little over two weeks, and now that the initial vacation halo has begun to evaporate, I'm gaining a bit more insight into the real changes we're going to experience having moved here from a…