Have you thought about living on a tropical island and how it might not be the right fit for you? Of course, you’ve probably never thought this! Living on a tropical island is a dream for many people. Still, there might be a few people out there who don’t like the benefits island living can offer. Let’s take a quick look at 5 reasons why island living might not be for you?
5 - A Cultural Change
People living on tropical islands are friendly, and even this may seem strange to some. Random people will talk to you and greet you, and they might even smile, they will sit next to you in a restaurant or bar and start talking to you. You may even end up learning a new language, you might get to try new food, learn to dance island style or just learn to relax. Something’s are not for everyone.
4 - Life is Slow
You are used to being under stress all the time. You are accustomed to sitting in traffic all day, and when you don’t have to rush, things can seem strange. Maybe you won’t like having all of that time to yourself so you can do what you want to do. Maybe you liked working for “the man” all those years and want to keep on doing it. In fact, life can be slow living on a tropical island. And some people will dread all of this free time.
3 - You’ll Make New Friends
Who wants to go to all of the trouble of meeting new people and finding new friends? Discovering that you have something in common with your neighbors, who might be expats or locals doesn’t sound fun at all for some people. You might even find people who like to do the same things that you do, such as going to beach. With all the new friends you will find your social calendar becomes quite full, and difficult to juggle events, friends and activities.
2 - The Weather
The weather on tropical islands can be quite warm. In fact, it is often so warm that you have to just grab a towel and head to the sandy beaches and hit the Caribbean water just to get some relief. You will probably start spending more time at the beach, and this could lead to learning new activities, such as diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, sailing or just relaxing. You might even have some fun.
1 - No More Travel
No more waking up when it’s still dark just to haul your bags to the car so you can get on board a cramped flight to travel to a tropical paradise for a week. No more wanting to discover new things, people and places you might just be content with your island home and lifestyle. And yes, you will simply be living in a tropical paradise all the time, 365 days a year. Who could possibly want such a thing?
Of course, this is all in good fun! When you look at all of the benefits tropical living can offer, it’s easy to see why it is so worth it!
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