Tagged by: daily life on Roatan

The Best Cure for the Common Cold – Roatan Style

Date Posted: August 5, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Being sick in a tropical paradise just seems silly, doesn’t it? Colds are for wintertime – runny noses, hot soup, curling up on the couch to self-medicate with crappy daytime TV. But colds still happen in the tropics. They get passed along through coworkers, families, and friends. And they knock you out just like they do in winter.

I’m battling a cold right now, and while I went into work yesterday to get a few things done, today I woke up feeling like my head was floating away and my nose was a permanent faucet. I was convinced to stay home once the Irish-Colombian offered to pick up my work laptop and bring it back to the house for me.

Being sick in a tropical paradise just seems silly, doesn't it? Colds are for wintertime - runny noses, hot soup, curlin...

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Girls’ Night – Roatan Island Style

Date Posted: June 22, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

“Anyone have any fresh cilantro? I need it for my Yum Dip.”

Yum Dip. It’s a real thing. So are Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins and Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Dip with freshly baked bread.

Welcome to Girls Night in Roatan.

"Anyone have any fresh cilantro? I need it for my Yum Dip." Yum Dip. It's a real thing. So are Zucchini Chocolate Chip M...

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Transience in Tourism-Dominated Areas

Date Posted: June 2, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

transience in tourism-dominated areas

I’ve mentioned this before, but living on an island where tourism and travelers dominate the scene teaches you a thing or two about relationships. The transience of this little island still astounds me – people come for vacation, sure, but the people who move here even seem to do so temporarily. When someone tells you they’ve been here for five years you applaud their longevity. Ten years or more? They must have discovered some long-lost secret of Roatan!

I've mentioned this before, but living on an island where tourism and travelers dominate the scene teaches you a thing o...

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In case you missed it: GOLD MEDAL! Thank you!

Date Posted: January 5, 2014
Posted in: Freelance Writing

Thanks everyone who commented on my contest entry for the 2013 Expats Blog Top Writing Contest! You guys sky-rocketed me to the top with 44 comments. I have such an amazing network of support with family and friends all over the world. You’re all fabulous. Thank you!!!

In case you missed it, here’s my blog entry that earned the Gold Medal for Honduras…

Thanks everyone who commented on my contest entry for the 2013 Expats Blog Top Writing Contest! You guys sky-rocketed me...

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I need your help!

Date Posted: December 16, 2013
Posted in: Freelance Writing

Hi friends and family and perfectly awesome no-longer-strangers I’ve met through AWalk on the Run!

I just entered a blogging contest for expats and now I need your help. In order to win a country award I must have the most fabulous comments posted on my article on their site. Here’s the deal: you need to click on the link for the article below, read it, love it, and then add a comment of 10 words or more.

Hi friends and family and perfectly awesome no-longer-strangers I've met through AWalk on the Run! I just entered a blog...

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Meet my new coworker! Watch out for hairballs…

Date Posted: August 12, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

Reason #1038443985 my job is awesome: my new coworker is a cat. A cute, cuddly, lounges-on-my-lap-for-hours cat. She just walked up on the back deck one day and decided to hang out. That’s how easy it is to get a job around here! (Not really, unless you’re a cat.)

Hard at work on the Ocean Connections website.

Hard at work on the Ocean Connections website.

Reason #1038443985 my job is awesome: my new coworker is a cat. A cute, cuddly, lounges-on-my-lap-for-hours cat. She jus...

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Living in paradise makes everything better

Date Posted: July 26, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

Yesterday was a less-than-stellar day. An issue with the rental house’s car, a dragging workday, and Lina apparently forgetting everything she’s learned thus far and deciding to just do her own thing all day. Needless to say, I was in a pretty crappy mood by the time I headed home.

But then I was reminded that my current home is paradise, and the evening went something like this…

Yesterday was a less-than-stellar day. An issue with the rental house's car, a dragging workday, and Lina apparently for...

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It’s the little things in life

Date Posted: July 16, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

It’s the little things in life, like running water. It’s really amazing how having running water makes your daily life so much easier. We just went four days without running water in our apartment after a series of issues with our cistern and pump. This is what happens without running water:

It's the little things in life, like running water. It's really amazing how having running water makes your daily life s...

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