Do any of you ever feel like packing it all in and moving to a tropical island?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    I know I do! Some times my clients are just nuts and they drive me crazy!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    Just couldn't do it.
    36gdad.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    I have done it. It's best not to pack much. Just go.

    Honolulu. Closest thing to being in a foreign country without leaving the U.S.
    And, it's certainly tropical.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    No! I like a change of seasons.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    Lived in USVI in high school.

    Almost escaped to a Bohemian life as an adult.

    Towards the end of mom's life, my best bud and I were planning to hang it up and sail the world. I was shopping boats when he died. Then mom died. I didn't know what the fuck just happened. I'd just lost my world. So I thought I'd live as an expat overseas, instead, being interested in Thailand as I enjoy Buddhism.

    But I tried first just traveling around this country a bit, you know, where I can speak the language, to see how I'd do on my own: mom was dead, no partner to travel with. Turns out it sucked. Probably in my 20s or even 30s it would have been fun. But now, my heart wasn't in it. Turns out I'd just travel to friends' houses and stay with them. So I figured if I couldn't make it here on my own, I was pretty sure I'd have wound up dying alone in a bar in Pattaya had I gone the expat route.

    So instead I moved relatively local (in state, just hours from family) but far enough for a fresh start and instead of escaping to an island, I'm doing a new career in a helping field. Something that will make me feel good about myself at the end of the day. Even if there's nobody to come home to.

    I'll re-evaluate my situation again when I get into my 70s. Thailand's not going anywhere.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    I did it was great til the GFC and no more tourists came to the island. Then I had to leave and rejoin the real world.
    I would recommend it to anyone looking for a journey of self discovery. There is a uniqueness to living on a small island in my case Norfolk Island, South pacific.
    I still have my house there and getting it looked after and fixed while I work back IRL. One day when im ready to retire from life and just want to garden and swim daily I will return for good. In the meantime I make do with 2 trips a year.
    Island life does however come with its challenges. No more or less than living in the burbs, a city or town. Particularly dealing with being unable to leave because of mother nature, if you have issues of feeling trapped or are a control freak do your research first.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    Yeahhhh but I wouldn't wanna go alone.......icon_confused.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    Survival is more difficult. That is why the world( including tropical islands) wants to move here.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidSurvival is more difficult. That is why the world( including tropical islands) wants to move here.


    Survival is def not more difficult.. its just more boring here
  • LJay

    Posts: 11612

    Mar 06, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    No. I want to move to a cabin in the woods.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Yes, the island of Miami Beach! icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    this is a great story. i mean, it's sad to hear about all that but glad u shared.

    theantijock saidLived in USVI in high school.

    Almost escaped to a Bohemian life as an adult.

    Towards the end of mom's life, my best bud and I were planning to hang it up and sail the world. I was shopping boats when he died. Then mom died. I didn't know what the fuck just happened. I'd just lost my world. So I thought I'd live as an expat overseas, instead, being interested in Thailand as I enjoy Buddhism.

    But I tried first just traveling around this country a bit, you know, where I can speak the language, to see how I'd do on my own: mom was dead, no partner to travel with. Turns out it sucked. Probably in my 20s or even 30s it would have been fun. But now, my heart wasn't in it. Turns out I'd just travel to friends' houses and stay with them. So I figured if I couldn't make it here on my own, I was pretty sure I'd have wound up dying alone in a bar in Pattaya had I gone the expat route.

    So instead I moved relatively local (in state, just hours from family) but far enough for a fresh start and instead of escaping to an island, I'm doing a new career in a helping field. Something that will make me feel good about myself at the end of the day. Even if there's nobody to come home to.

    I'll re-evaluate my situation again when I get into my 70s. Thailand's not going anywhere.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    i was born and raised on a tropical island. eventually, when life settles down for me, i'd like to return to that lifestyle.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    Yes, but not a tropical island. I'm close enough to Canada where I've thought about jumping the border many times...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    Do any of you ever feel like packing it all in and moving to a tropical island?

    Yes, and in 2007 I did, sorta. Moved to Wilton Manors, Florida, which calls itself the Island City, totally surrounded by water. Not technically tropical, but its semi-tropical climate will do.

    Better yet, it's ranked as one of gayest US cities by population percentage, top 3, with a 1250% greater gay population than the national average. An island paradise that's gay friendly, with every amenity & service, not remote, near everything you could want.

    We gays are so clever - no wonder we created this place. icon_biggrin.gif

    {BD30D4CE-FCB2-4F4B-8700-801C79CA0D41}.G
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidI know I do! Some times my clients are just nuts and they drive me crazy!

    Every day of my life. Oh, to have the luxury of boredom...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Every. Single. Fucking. Day.

    I wish I could just pack up all my stuff, all my friends and family and move to a desert island. It would be awesome.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I've thought about this a lot lately actually.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Pure saidEvery. Single. Fucking. Day.

    I wish I could just pack up all my stuff, all my friends and family and move to a desert island. It would be awesome.


    Not that hard.. lots of people do it.. perhaps not desert (hard to get food there)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    For reference guys: being on a tropical island.. does not mean the people drive you any less crazy than on any mainland....

    Watch "the descendents".. its very true to life
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    I like to at least theoretically keep the boat ready for immediate departure.

    ...although right now it's hauled out for maintenance and sitting next to the barn, covered in snow icon_sad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14354

    Mar 06, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    There are days that I would just love to pack up and move someplace else. My job is boring and somewhat dead end. Buffalo can get on my nerves after awhile despite the fact that I still love the city. But one thing I do love is the change of seasons. I would probably pack up and move to another northern locale like Vermont or Wisconsin. I don't know if I want to move to either a semi tropical or tropical place.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    Like anyone else, I like the idea of having an occasional getaway, but I can't imagine actually living on a tropical island. I personally think it'd become super boring after a while. Not to mention I love the change of seasons. Part of the fun is being able to bitch about the cold and snow of winter.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidI have done it. It's best not to pack much. Just go.

    Honolulu. Closest thing to being in a foreign country without leaving the U.S.
    And, it's certainly tropical.
    Honolulu? No way! Try San Juan! Thats the closest thing to being in a foreign country with out leaving the US.. half of the U.S. population AND elected government officials THINK its a foreign country!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 06, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    To answer the question. YES hence owning a home in the rainforest on a carribean islad and a home in the lower keys.