At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Caribbean and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.Nevis Life As A Wife
Sharing her unique life and giving heart, Nevis Life as a Wife is a blog full of expat adventure. Giving back to her adopted home of St.Kitts-Nevis by working with autistic children and recently helping to organise a Special Olympics, Beth isn’t taking advantage of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean, but integrating into the laid-back community whilst her husband studies at Medical School.
Candi And Michael On The Move
Having retired early, Candi and Michael are living the nomadic dream of alternatively renovating a slice of Grenada island paradise and travelling the world. Sharing their journey of home improvement whilst settling into a nest of island life, their blog is a fascinating collection of practical expat tips and local events held on dreamy turquoise waters.
Women Who Live On Rocks
A curated collection of eccentric stories, hilarious anecdotes and honest recollections, Women Who Live On Rocks is an essential read for anyone thinking of moving to, er, live on a rock in the middle of the Caribbean. With blog posts written by a tribe of expats and locals, these ladies tell life how it is, often accompanied by a delicious beverage also often on the rocks. They share their experiences with everything from staying connected to family members to the beauty disadvantages that island life can bring.
Living on the East Caribbean island of Dominica for over twenty years, originally hailing from Ohio, Kristine swapped 9 months annually of canned vegetables for year-round tropical climes ripe with bananas, mangoes and breadfruit. Living on a smallholding where she records her honest experiences as a long term expat, she shares her journey in a series of reality-conjuring posts perfect for anyone thinking of giving up the rat race for pastures more exotic.
2 Gringos in the Caribbean
Floating through the expat life in their adopted home of Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, a dependent area of the United Kingdom, these self-titled 2 gringos packed up their rat race focused lives in America for the more laid back atmosphere of a small Caribbean island. Sharing their adventures with a healthy sprinkling of pun-tastic journeys, they are discovering and revelling in their new tropical life.
Three Kinds Of Sunshine
Casting off her rainy British birthplace for the lure of three different kinds of sunshine in Barbados, Yvonne’s expat adventures fall into four categories: people, place, fashion and food. Her musings explore expat life as her family adapt to a new home in a new country as third culture kids.
Living in Suriname, a Caribbean territory in South America, Chris shares his hilarious take on life so far away from his Guernsey roots. Teaching the often inexplicable vagaries of the English language to bemused students and future generations the lure of his favourite childhood treats in amongst a plethora of other musings, his Winding Road blog is a collection of intriguing topics.
The Tanki Flip Settlement
Aruba is a 19 mile (30 km)- long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea. What Texan-born Tiffany didn’t expect to find there was a home for her heart so far away from her birthplace. Her blog about the Tanki Flip Settlement explores her own cultural and language discoveries as she settles into this small community of local families as a long-term expat.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in the Caribbean, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!