Tagged by: Honduras

Send lawyers, guns, and money!

Date Posted: August 9, 2013
Posted in: Personal

I’ve been super busy lately. Between two jobsboth of which have been requiring more of my time recently – and lots of people leaving the island, I feel like I’m a spinning top. It’s that time of year when tourism slows down to a crawl, the temperature heats up to boiling point, and everyone and their mother leaves Roatan. Some leave forever, but most will be back.

We leave in two weeks and I can think of a handful of other friends leaving before August 31st. Others, like my friend Rika, have already headed back to civilization for a dose of potable water and gourmet cooking. We’ll be back in October, which seems to be about the average return for most. November starts high season all over again so we need to be ready to take that on at full speed. Of course, that’s still island speed, but you know what I mean.

In a shout-out to my brother who claimed this as his theme song when he visited me, for right now I’m hiding in Honduras.

I've been super busy lately. Between two jobs - both of which have been requiring more of my time recently - and lots of...

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How much does it cost to live in Roatan?

Date Posted: June 25, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

island of Roatan cost of living estimate

I get this question a lot from tourists, especially those who are considering giving in to the vortex and staying here forever. People assume that because Roatan is part of Honduras the cost of living should be super cheap. But it’s still an island and it costs money to import necessities. So how does it actually break down? I’ll try to help you out a bit with that…Here is how much it cost to live in Roatan for 2013. (You can find more information on how much it cost to live in Roatan in 2014 here.)

I get this question a lot from tourists, especially those who are considering giving in to the vortex and staying here f...

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Did I mention I’m a PADI Advanced Open Water diver?

Date Posted: June 11, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan, Personal

Here’s the thing about living in Roatan…you need to dive. Not like dive off of a dock and swim around. No. You can’t live on an island surrounded by part of the second largest barrier reef system on Earth without scuba diving.

Some of the dive sites along West End, West Bay, and Sandy Bay. The reef is so close I could throw something at it from my dock at Ocean Connections.

Here's the thing about living in Roatan...you need to dive. Not like dive off of a dock and swim around. No. You can't l...

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A comedy of errors

Date Posted: November 10, 2012
Posted in: Travel Tales

The start to my trip was a series of small issues that I figured you would all enjoy. So I got to Logan early to check my bag because I bring my Swiss army knife with me everywhere, and while I have been allowed on 7 (yes, SEVEN) flights without security noticing it in my purse I decided not to risk it and just check the bag. The copilot on my flight was late because his bus broke down on the highway. We waited for him, and then when we pulled away from the gate we had to de-ice the plane because Boston is part of the frigid arctic tundra and these things happen. We finally left an hour and fifteen minutes late. You would think I would’ve been nervous about missing my connection in Miami, but no. I just slept the whole time instead.

The start to my trip was a series of small issues that I figured you would all enjoy. So I got to Logan early to check m...

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