Expat Life: Work, Live & Play Abroad


A Caribbean Tale: the End of a Great Chapter

August 29th, 2012: I left a piece of sand. I left behind my island jeep, my snorkeling gears, my oceanfront condo full of stories. I left my friends. I left my life in the Caribbean. From working solid hours to diving everyday, to swimming to the reef in my front yard, to cruising around the… More

Living Young

The rich and famous life on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, Cayman Islands.

Vacationing and Island Hopping Part II: US Virgin Islands

Our 20 seat aircraft put wheels down on the deserted landing of St-Thomas’ only airport. Our friend greets us as we step down the stairs of the small plane. Sebastian is a friend we met in Grand Cayman. He moved to St-Thomas after he was offered a very attractive position within the Marriott hotels. As… More

Vacationing and Island Hopping Part I: Enchanted by Puerto Rico

After living on the pancake island of Grand Cayman for the past 15 months, I am starving for mountainous sceneries, elevation sensation and ocean curls. And might as well take the advantage of my current living location to explore the surroundings. On the menu this month: island hop the Caribbean! GCM-ATL-SJU Puerto Rico is a… More

Island Life: A Year in the Making

I got here on a 4th of July. Like many islanders I came here to search for a new light, try to brighten up on some points in my life, try to escape the mold; try to create life experiences; try to build a new chapter of my own. This whole experience was never planned.… More

When Does It Start to Feel Like Home?

So when does it start to feel like home? Is it by the number of pairs of shoes that you collect in your condo’s entrance? Or with the number of swimwear that accumulates on your towel rack? Or is it by the repetitive salutations of acquaintances that you encounter at the grocery store, local pub… More

A Caribbean Tale

I still can’t believe that I get to call this place my home… at least for now. In honour of this beautiful piece of sand, here are some images filmed during my time living in Grand Cayman.

The Return to the Rock

Coming back to the Cayman Islands wasn’t easy. I missed home as soon as I left the Whistler grounds. It was snowing pure white snow. The village was awaking to another epic day on the mountains. I said farewells to my dear friends and off on a plane. I left with pain and fear of… More

Home for the Holidays

  I left on a 4th  of July. Leaving a life of the past. A comfort zone that became too black and white.  A routine that got old. I started a new chapter on an island, where the water is metallic blue and white is the sand.  A new climate, a new territory to explore… More

Live the Moment

-While I was devouring a piece of sushi with one hand and sipping a glass of Chardonnay with the other, a Puerto Rican tourist man approached me at Karma Restaurant and Lounge‘s tapas bar asking: -So, I ask everyone I meet, by curiosity, where they are from and what they do here on this island of the… More

An Island Getaway

I left the white snowcapped mountains of the Canadian West Coast and migrated South on an island of the Caribbean. I left altitude and met sea level, left black bears and squirrels to meet tropical birds and lizards, left a heart at home and brought a soul on the road. First Impressions Like the Whistler… More

Shaking hands with Grand Cayman Island

July 4th, 2011. 29ºC, feels like 41. Partly sunny. 11:54am (Eastern Time Zone UTC-GMT -5).Welcome to Grand Cayman Island! I got off the plane and landed foot on a hot and humid land. The sweater that protected me against the horrible air conditioning of the airports is no longer needed. I stepped in line at… More

Departure

I have travelled many roads, lived many adventures, encountered many dangers and experienced great moments. But from all the travels that I have done, the biggest one is, for me, yet to come. I will store my life in Whistler and pack my bags for a 5 month work journey in the Caribbean… this time,… More