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Old 10-15-2016, 06:52 PM
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Yes, I have for almost 25 years. However, I traveled the world into my late 30's.
I have no desire to live elsewhere at this point (retired and 51years old).
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Picaroon View Post
Many people if not most think they can live on island. I think the truth is most cannot. They can live there for a while but for a year or more they cannot. There is a thing called "Island Sickness". For some reason you just get tired of the place and you want off..........
Same applies to living in a remote country setting. We are 9 miles off the highway and yet another 30 minutes to any real city life. We have wonderful piece and quiet with lovely mountain lake views but it is driving my wife batty!
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What years? Loved that place! But after two years it was time to move on.
I was there in 01 post 911 then for another stint in 04. the tiki bar took a lot of my money We had some really sweet digs just past the BOQ we had a town house overlooking the mouth of GTMO river. Once we understood how the local mafia contractors worked we were rocking and rolling on that base
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:41 PM
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There are a few the wife and I are looking at .

Hawaii, most likely the big island so I can start a Coffee and Plumeria farm....

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Old 10-16-2016, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
There are a few the wife and I are looking at .

Hawaii, most likely the big island so I can start a Coffee and Plumeria farm....

John
You might want to rethink the Big Island for coffee. In Kona, there is a boring bug ruining the coffee.
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I lived on an island for 20 years and loved the first 15. That island is called Miami Beach. Does that count?

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Old 10-16-2016, 11:46 AM
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Islands and boats, most people think they can, when they cannot.
I have done both and continue to do one.
It takes a special breed.
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Originally Posted by icemanbryan View Post
You might want to rethink the Big Island for coffee. In Kona, there is a boring bug ruining the coffee.
Had not heard of that, will do research.

We are headed back to Kahanna next fall, any interest in grabbing a few adult beverages?

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Big Island was on our list for a long time. Still is as a fall-back option. I really like the attitudes and the communities there. Really a great spot. Make it happen!
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
Big Island was on our list for a long time. Still is as a fall-back option. I really like the attitudes and the communities there. Really a great spot. Make it happen!
My brother moved to Kauai, I went and visited in March. It is a LONG way to go for a visit from Florida.
Think about that and relatives and friends, especially ones out East.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by teecro View Post
Same applies to living in a remote country setting. We are 9 miles off the highway and yet another 30 minutes to any real city life. We have wonderful piece and quiet with lovely mountain lake views but it is driving my wife batty!
I was thinking the same thing but a little different. I was fortunate enough to live in Big Bear, Ca. for a few yrs in the late 80's. It's a beautiful, small mountain community in So Cal. I was up there building custom homes and making money. All of the weekenders (flatlanders) were up there as time allowed. The first year was awesome, the second year not so much, the third year and I'd had it. It was a two hr drive off the mountain to get to good restaurants, concerts, good shopping etc. I left there and didn't go back for 25 yrs and that was only for long weekends. Could I live on an island, I doubt it but who knows.
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
My brother moved to Kauai, I went and visited in March. It is a LONG way to go for a visit from Florida.
Think about that and relatives and friends, especially ones out East.
Only family I give a rats ass about live on the west coast and visit Hawaii 2x's a year on average.

90% of the reason we are considering is to get away from the others...

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Those of you who have lived on an island and were bored after a period of time, did you have a job or was it all recreation* all day and all night?

*Staring at the beach. Staring at the ocean. Staring at the walls. Staring at the little woman.
Diego Garcia, Oahu, Big Island, Key West, Kwajalein, full time jobs on all, never got bored once, but I do stuff.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:18 AM
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I'm there, no problem... We actually have a house in the Dominican Republic, I enjoy it there and there is enough to do that I am not the type of person who really gets bored easily... After this upcoming election I may have to move there for the next 4-8yrs so I can let you know how it is...
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:25 AM
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Depends on the size of the island, I guess. Spent a week last summer on Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos. The island is about 1/2 mile wide and 3 miles long with almost no cars, about 450 people, a couple of small grocery stores, and around a dozen restaurants that are really just small shacks and not much else. No traffic, no noise, no crowds, nothing really, except snorkeling, fishing and boating. It was awesome...for a week. Don't think the wife and I could live there full time, but it was one of the best trips we ever took.


The look on the kids faces when we woke up for the first day and said, "your choices are hop on the golf cart and let's go find a snorkeling spot, or we can read a book on the beach". No internet, no TV, no video games, no sports, no scooter, bikes, etc. After a day or two the kids adjusted and loved it. They still talk about it.


Lived on Grassy Key for a couple of years about 25 years ago and had no problem living there. It was awesome.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:02 AM
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Been living in Cozumel for 27 years,love it. My boat does too !
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Those of you who have lived on an island and were bored after a period of time, did you have a job or was it all recreation* all day and all night?

*Staring at the beach. Staring at the ocean. Staring at the walls. Staring at the little woman.
Caribbean island life is great until you have to go shopping, get your car/boat fixed, get cable hooked up, go to the bank, register your car, the power goes out for no reason, you get robbed, you get sick, you have to deal with any government agency, etc… Basically everything that its easy or cheap in the states in difficult and expensive in the islands. But the boating is great which makes it worth it for me. If you expect living on a Caribbean island to be anything like main land life or a vacation you are going to be in for a shock.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cozumel111 View Post
Been living in Cozumel for 27 years,love it. My boat does too !
Someday we have to have a beer! Headed down tomorrow for a couple months, quick trip to Barbados, and then back to Coz until May.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:22 PM
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I've lived in the Lower Keys since 1991.

The only thing that makes my life harder is when all you people come down here when YOUR home is miserably cold. Seriously, that's the only struggle I have. Too many mainlanders.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:33 PM
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Lived on Nantucket for a year, enjoyed it for the most part. Made it 3 whole days on key west before i was sick of it.
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