Tagged by: Caribbean life

Roatan Insider Tips: Extreme Roatan April 4th

Date Posted: March 16, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Hey guess what? In typical Amanda fashion I’m currently working on a multitude of projects! All super fun things, don’t worry 🙂

One of them is helping manage the next Extreme Roatan event scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. If you’re unfamiliar with Tough Mudders and Spartan Races, you clearly haven’t been living in the U.S. for the past several years. And that’s okay!

Extreme Roatan (Devon Stephens Photography)

Extreme Roatan (Devon Stephens Photography)

Hey guess what? In typical Amanda fashion I'm currently working on a multitude of projects! All super fun things, don't...

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Expats in Roatan: Roatan Humane Society

Date Posted: February 6, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan rescue animals

Expats tend to get very involved in their new communities, wherever that may be. In Roatan, there are several organizations and causes that garner a great deal of interest and investment from expats. One very popular one is the Roatan Humane Society.

Expats tend to get very involved in their new communities, wherever that may be. In Roatan, there are several organizati...

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Island Advice: Avoid the Potholes

Date Posted: February 3, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

I had a bit of a scare today. I was driving my scooter on a bright, sunny day, heading off to a series of meetings and fun events for the rest of the afternoon. Unfortunately, while I had planned ahead for those activities, I hadn’t planned on hitting a ginormous pothole in the road and crashing my scooter.

Clearly since I’m writing this, I am okay.

I had a bit of a scare today. I was driving my scooter on a bright, sunny day, heading off to a series of meetings and f...

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Cross-Post: A Crash Course in Island Scootering

Date Posted: January 18, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015.


“Just treat it like you’re playing a video game,” he tells me. “Except don’t crash – you don’t get to start over like in a video game.”

Helpful hints from my loving boyfriend.

Of course, what he doesn’t realize is that I’ve probably only played about 1% of the video games he has in his lifetime, so perhaps relating them to my current situation isn’t a helpful analogy after all.

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015. “Just treat it like you’re playing a video...

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How to Move to Roatan Safety Concerns

Date Posted: January 8, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

West Bay Beach Roatan safety concerns

In case you missed the earlier parts of this series, here is Finding Housing, Working Abroad, and Moving with Families/Children. This is Part Four in my How to Move to Roatan series on common questions I get from readers everywhere. And this one has to be the most common question of all: Is it safe to live in Roatan?

The short answer is yes. The descriptive answer is complicated. So let’s try to break it down a bit with Roatan safety questions and answers…

In case you missed the earlier parts of this series, here is Finding Housing, Working Abroad, and Moving with Families/C...

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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Roatan (2014 update)

Date Posted: December 4, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

island of Roatan cost of living estimate

My most popular post is “How much does it cost to live in Roatan” from 2013 where I explained our basic expenses to offer a general idea. While our expenses haven’t drastically changed, there are still plenty of updates I can now provide a year later for any of you considering moving here soon.

These costs per month are for our household (2 adults), and we share expenses equally.

My most popular post is "How much does it cost to live in Roatan" from 2013 where I explained our basic expenses to offe...

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A Sunny Day at Pigeon Cay, Plus a PSA (Phytophotodermatitis…What’s that you say?)

Date Posted: November 26, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Remember when I was super excited about it being slow season, offering us a much-deserved opportunity to actually see this beautiful island we call home? Welp, turns out I still couldn’t really figure out how to take time away from work. So many lessons learned.

However, I do have awesome friends here on this island, and they managed to check at least one thing off that little list of mine. In honor of the lovely Sarah hosting her brother and his girlfriend for a week of scuba diving bliss, and courtesy of the incredibly well-connected and creative Nick and Caroline, we managed to get an amazing deal on a day-trip out to Pigeon Cay.

The only map I could find with Pigeon Cay even mentioned...it's that small!

The only map I could find with Pigeon Cay even mentioned…it’s that small! Credit www.skin-diver.com

Remember when I was super excited about it being slow season, offering us a much-deserved opportunity to actually see th...

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