My name is Charlie and I’m a Caribbean blogger. I write about island lifestyle and travel (in particular in the British Virgin Islands) with some recipes, style guides and other fun bits thrown in.
I want to introduce you to the BVI from the perspective of someone living here. So whether you’re just curious about what it’s like to live the #islandlife – or you’re planning your dream Caribbean holiday. I’m here to help! Join me on my weekly island adventures!
I consider myself extremely fortunate to live in the British Virgin Islands! I first moved here in 2008, fresh out of university – with the intention to return to the UK after ‘a year’. But… I fell in love with the islands, the people and the lifestyle and it has been home for the past decade!
In 2015 we downsized from the main island of Tortola (with a population of approximately 24,000) and now reside on the slightly sleepier, and far more relaxed sister-island, Virgin Gorda 18.4939°N, 64.4023°W (only 4,000 of us here!) I’m here with my handsome husband and my pack of three very daft island dogs – or ‘coconut retrievers’, as they’re sometimes known.
I am addicted to online shopping, statement jewelry, seafood, taking photos of my dogs, rose gold, champagne, travel and adventuring, binge-watching Netflix and boat days with my loves.
Food, photography, family and friends (and not necessarily in that order) make my heart happy!
I love to travel at every opportunity and cannot wait to explore more corners of the globe. I have a travel bucket list as long as my arm! My taste in adventures is eclectic and I am happy to road trip and backpack, just as much as I enjoy a luxury resort, hotel or spa.
Sign me up for camping or glamping – trains, planes, automobiles or RVs… and I’ll take you along for the ride.
Here are some of my favourite adventures to date:
My day at Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Exploring Underwater with BVI SNUBA – Virgin Gorda, BVI
Camping out in Anegada Beach Club’s Luxury Tents – Anegada, BVI
Meeting the animals that call Sir Richard Branson’s private island home – Necker Island, BVI
Follow along for stories of my Caribbean adventures accompanied by lots of pictures of food and island scenery.
Come with me on my travels and experience new locations, resorts, tours and activities. Learn about the British Virgin Islands from someone that lives here, the good, the bad and the hurricanes.