Tagged by: move to Roatan

The Roatan island dress code. Fashionistas be warned!

Date Posted: February 10, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

So you’re planning a trip to Roatan? Awesome! Now you want to know what to pack? No problemo, I’ve got you covered. Just promise me you’ll pay attention and heed my words…

Don’t pack. Packing involves stuffing stuff into a bag that can barely contain the amount of stuff you’ve stuffed into it. Stop packing stuff.

So you're planning a trip to Roatan? Awesome! Now you want to know what to pack? No problemo, I've got you covered. Just...

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Real talk: Island life is not for everyone

Date Posted: January 8, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Hey remember that time I made a list of 7 reasons why people stay in Roatan? Well, because I’m a libra I believe in balance. Here’s an alternative Top 7. So before you go and book your one-way ticket to Roatan (or any island for that matter), listen up for a few minutes. Island life is not for everyone. Here’s a short list of reasons why you might not like living here:

Hey remember that time I made a list of 7 reasons why people stay in Roatan? Well, because I'm a libra I believe in bala...

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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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Hey look! I’ve been interviewed!

Date Posted: November 9, 2013
Posted in: Freelance Writing

Part of this whole “I’ve been super busy lately” thing is this blog! And everything that goes with it. One of those things is being interviewed by Expats Blog to be featured on their site. I’ve been branching out from AWalk on the Run to try new types of writing, so keep an eye out for more soon šŸ˜‰

Part of this whole "I've been super busy lately" thing is this blog! And everything that goes with it. One of those thin...

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The Sad Part of Island Living

Date Posted: August 20, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

While we are SO excited about our upcoming 6-week trip, there is a major downside. By the time we get back to our little island paradise, many of our friends here will be gone. That’s the way it is in Roatan – people come and people go in a constant rotation. Six weeks is such a long time that there will be many others who come and go in the meantime and we will never even meet them!

While we are SO excited about our upcoming 6-week trip, there is a major downside. By the time we get back to our little...

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How much does it cost to live in Roatan?

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

Roatan expat Amanda Walkins

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 itĀ cost to live in Roatan for 2013. (You can find more information on how much itĀ cost toĀ live in RoatanĀ inĀ 2014 here.)

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Six months ago, I fell in love (cue the corny cliches…)

Date Posted: May 14, 2013
Posted in: Personal

Roatan expats

I’ve told this story countless times, but I guess it’s about time I introduce the blogosphere to the real reason why I stayed here in Roatan. Yes, it is a beautiful island and, yes, there are many reasons to live here. But here is mine:

I've told this story countless times, but I guess it's about time I introduce the blogosphere to the real reason why I s...

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Clinica Esperanza

Date Posted: December 3, 2012
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan medical care

When I first arrived in Roatan, Honduras, I stopped by the Clinica Esperanza in Sandy Bay. My friend, Kelly, is working there and I wanted to check out their program. It is AMAZING what they do on a daily basis. There are two other main hospitals on the island, one public (very limited resources) and one private (very expensive consults and treatment). Clinica Esperanza is a private licensed hospital but they offer affordable consults and all prescribed meds are free! The clinic sometimes even pays for transport to and treatments on the mainland that they aren’t able to provide here in Roatan.

When I first arrived in Roatan, Honduras, I stopped by the Clinica Esperanza in Sandy Bay. My friend, Kelly, is working...

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