Living the Dream

As the title of this blog hopefully indicates, I am a developer who lives on an island, a tropical island to be precise. North Caicos is a quiet island in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Roughly a million people spend a fair amount of hard-earned money to vacation here, including the random celebrity or two, and I get to live here half of the year. A number of fellow developers have said to me, “You’re living the dream.” The photo in the header was taken from my back deck, so yes, life is good.

There are two questions that people ask me right away:

  1. What’s it like living there?
  2. How did you manage to make it happen?

The second question has a lot of answers which I’ll talk about in other entries, so let’s get to the fun part first. North Caicos is a relatively small (40 square miles), lightly populated (1500 people) island with an amazing beach, and hardly anyone knows about it. The photo below was taken during the middle of a beautiful day in tourist season. The most people we’ve ever seen on the 1 mile stretch are 20. Yep, 20.

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