How do you cure island fever?
Assuming you get it? If you're someone like me who can't afford to just get away whenever you want and you look out at that big blue ocean and just see borders what do you do to get over it?
Not complaining about the island mind you. Just kind of curious as to others take on this feeling you might get at times.
go to this message board and read Unhappy in Michigan, or a similar post. LOL
The cure for island fever is to get off the rock, generally speaking with most transplants having family off island, you do use your vacations to get off the island and visit them. My family is pretty understanding since we haven't lived near home in so long and we generally do "family vacations". Meaning we go somewhere we all want to go at least once a year (like Disney, Vegas, etc) so we go somewhere fun. Rock fever doesn't come to most people often unless they are really unhappy here, so you might need to get off only once or twice a year, which usually give you enough time to save and plan a cheap time to go. If you cant afford vacations here IMO it would make it a hard place to live.
Also you can go to different islands in the off season. Most Caribbean island hotels offer a "local rate" which generally applies to any Caribbean resident. You just need a valid Caribbean drivers license. Often I think rock fever is brought on by just wanting to see and do new things so you don't HAVE to go stateside, which can make trips much cheaper with good planning. Plus I would think most would regret it if they didn't see some of these beautiful islands whenever they do move stateside.
i like puerto rico for a rock fever cure, it's a nice blend of country and urban
For me, even getting out to Buck Island takes a little edge off. I know its silly, just right over there ya know, but it works. That's for STX, but I haven't heard many people on STT complain of the same problem because of all the cheap ferries to get off island. If you don't have a hookup, go through Caribbean Sea Adventures and the halfday trip is $25 for locals.
Puerto Rico was an excellent cure for me - the rainforest there is outstanding and the North West end has great surfing. The horse racing track there is a great day out - not like the bush racing in the VI.
There is no pill you can take and travel isn't necessary. Subscribe to the New York times and read it daily ,after a week of reading the times the fever goes away and you will be much happier in your present surroundings.
I always used my boat. IMO, to live on the islands, a boat is required.