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We are expats at heart. Unfortunately, our wallets have us in a headlock. Here's our meandering journey from Washington, DC to...somewhere else. (Oh, and some great travel tools--for adventures of more than a week, less than a lifetime...)

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Latest Blog Posts for A Shore Dive Kinda Life

  • Risk Management, St. Elsewhere Style
    on Sep 30, 2011 in Caribbean housesit long term travel
    Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.“Dogs! Reef! Roxie! C’mon!” we yell as the four of us tumble into the owner’s bedroom. Rick’s spotted a bee cloud racing across the fields toward the house, and we run for the closest room with glassed-in d...
  • The B&B Trial...and ErrorThe helpmate, working off his B&B choresMany of us wonder what it would be like to run a B&B. To live in a Caribbean villa and welcome guests who pay good money to marvel over our (temporary) home, our fabulous breakfasts, our TripAdvisor-fiv...
  • Diving In (with American history)
    on Sep 26, 2011
    (Rick's view: Divemaster on St. Elsewhere)I had no idea what to expect when I showed up at the dive shop for my first day of practical PADI divemaster training here on St. Elsewhere. Having been here before, I knew the shop and most of the dive site...
  • It's a Small World
    on Sep 23, 2011 in Caribbean housesit long term travel
    I grew up in the suburbs. The town was small enough for me and my friend Betty to ride our bikes past all the houses of Belair Junior High’s most interesting boys, but big enough that we could profess ignorance about the geography if we had been sp...
  • Found fruit and hagelslagI knew that living on St. Elsewhere for a month would offer lots of my favorite kinds of fruit: found and ground. And the island has not disappointed. We gather mangos from the lawn of the archaeologist and his wife down by the beach, avocados and br...
  • The Expats
    on Sep 18, 2011
    Chloe the coroner and Beverly stopped by to see how I was getting along, and also to take a look at Wagner’s, the house across the street, which they’d heard might be coming available for rent. Chloe loves her little two bedroom rental near the b...
  • House on the Hill
    on Sep 17, 2011
    View from my roomI’m on St. Elsewhere for a month, housesitting, dogsitting, and B&B sitting. The house is spectacular – a six-bedroom villa on several acres, with an open-air design that captures the hilltop breezes and the nonstop Car...
  • Meet the Family
    on Sep 14, 2011
    This is Roxie. She’s a Labradoodle, and way too hairy for life on St. Elsewhere, but here she be. She’s lived here her whole life – about six years. I’ve known her since she was the diva of Dive St. Elsewhere, the scuba shop her owners operat...
  • Fruits of Knowledge: A first real biteI was all prepared to write this meaningful little piece about how I can’t spot the passion fruits on the big passion fruit trees in the yard; they just show up on the ground, like little passion fruit gifts. Surely that’s a metaphor for somethin...
  • More Starfish in Sulawesi
    on Jan 10, 2011 in Indonesia Siladen Starfish Sulawesi
    Starfish wearing a minkStarfish tripping over a rockStarfish pushing up daisiesParachuting starfishStarfish Hide 'n SeekStarfish after the guillotineThe starfish huntressAll photos copyright Nancy Bauer...
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