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Expat Stories: Owning a Rental Home in Roatan

owning a rental home in Roatan

My very first article for International Living magazine covered a Canadian snowbird couple who rented out the other half of their duplex year-round. Spoiler alert: we rented from them! Owning a rental home in Roatan can be a fantastic way to being living your island dream before you fully retire.

My very first article for International Living magazine covered a Canadian snowbird couple who rented out the other half...

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Buy Locally in Roatan

where to shop in Roatan

I am a huge proponent of supporting local businesses, especially when I travel. It may be harder and harder to avoid the international chain stores and eateries altogether, but we always have the choice to not buy from them. Buy from local artisans, eat at locally-owned restaurants, and support the community you’re visiting. These local operations are what makes a place unique.

I am a huge proponent of supporting local businesses, especially when I travel. It may be harder and harder to avoid the...

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West End vs. West Bay Roatan

Best Caribbean Beaches

I get lots of questions about West End vs. West Bay…where to stay, what’s available, what are the costs, etc. To help answer some of those questions, I wrote this quick guide highlighting the key similarities and differences between the two popular areas.

I get lots of questions about West End vs. West Bay...where to stay, what's available, what are the costs, etc. To help...

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Best Water Activities in Roatan

Roatan water sports

Whether you’re visiting Roatan on a quick cruise ship stop for a day, or coming for a week or more, there is no denying that water activities are the number one option for fun in Roatan. After all: this is an island! Island life revolves around the sea, so jump in and join the fun.

Whether you're visiting Roatan on a quick cruise ship stop for a day, or coming for a week or more, there is no denying...

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Expat Stories: Roatan Beach Bar Owner

Roatan beach bar

Roatan is filled with dreams come true…expats who have left home to try something new to make their lives better. We’ve already told Brian and Kirsty’s story raising their awesome daughter, Spencer, to make her life the best it can be. I’ll be adding many more expat stories to share more personal experiences beyond my own.

Roatan is filled with dreams come true...expats who have left home to try something new to make their lives better. We'v...

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A Day in the Life of a Mermaid on Roatan

Caribbean island dogs

If you read my last Day in the Life post you know I headed off-island for a little while. But since I know how much you guys love these little peeks into daily life, I figured this is a perfect opportunity to bring in some guest bloggers to show you what daily life looks like for other expats. After all, we have different experiences based on whether we’re working or retired, new to the island or lifers, etc.

If you read my last Day in the Life post you know I headed off-island for a little while. But since I know how much you...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: The Best Day Ever

Southwestern side of Roatan

I know I claim pretty much every day to be the best day, but – really – this one was amazing. Of course, it will inevitably be trumped by another day in the near future, but isn’t that the way life is supposed to be? A day in the life on Roatan is always the best day ever.

I know I claim pretty much every day to be the best day, but - really - this one was amazing. Of course, it will inevita...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: Kayaks and Lazy Days

Roatan shore

Sometimes, it rains in paradise. We’ve already covered that topic, though, so let’s move on. Sometimes, it rains in paradise and conveniently matches up with your exhausted partner’s day off from work, so you have a lazy day. And it’s the best day.

Sometimes, it rains in paradise. We've already covered that topic, though, so let's move on. Sometimes, it rains in para...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: The Kittens

What a week it has been in our household! Monday evening just before sunset, we took Lina for a walk in the neighborhood. Hearing some meowing in the bushes, the Irish-Colombian went to investigate. Three little kittens were sitting on top of a large plastic bag. We assume that was the vessel in which they were left in this location off the side of the road in the jungle. Sadly, that type of abandonment happens often here. And as I found out a few days later, two other kittens had been found in the same area earlier in the day, making this five total that someone decided to simply throw away. I can’t even fathom that line of thinking.

What a week it has been in our household! Monday evening just before sunset, we took Lina for a walk in the neighborhood...

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Poker Tournament Fundraiser on Roatan

Roatan Fundraiser Events

The next event in the 8th Annual Golden Buoy competition benefiting the SOL Foundation will be hosted this Friday, May 29th, at Bananarama Resort in West Bay. Grab a buddy and form your poker team, but make sure you can both show a poker face after several drinks, too.

The next event in the 8th Annual Golden Buoy competition benefiting the SOL Foundation will be hosted this Friday, May 2...

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