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As you're sitting in an office on a rainy day, your thoughts may drift to relaxing on a beach with a cocktail in hand, but not just for a holiday – what if that was your life? Though many of us have dreams about packing up and moving to a paradise island, here are some of our bloggers who have made the dream a reality.

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Dateline: Paradise

©Dateline: Paradise

Join Chrystall in her blog, 'Dateline: Paradise', as she makes the most of life in the British Virgin Islands. An experienced journalist, Chrystall gives readers insight into her life as she explores the BVI and good books. She has recommendations on what to see and do, as well as her general life experiences, making it a perfect read for those who want to find out what life on the islands in the Caribbean is all about.

Live in Costa Rica

Having lived in Costa Rica for over three decades, Christopher's blog 'Live in Costa Rica' offers expats a wealth of information on life in the island country. From tips on where to go and what to see, to retiring in Costa Rica, his blog has it all. It is particularly geared towards those seeking to retire and settle down in the country. So, if you are after a break from the hustle and bustle in Costa Rica, this is the blog for you.

Malta: Moving on, up & away

©Malta: Moving on, up & away

Rhi moved to Malta in 2010 and, in her own words, never looked back. In 'Malta: Moving on, up & away', she writes not only about the sights of Malta, but also about her own journey of self-discovery while living on the island. Her blog features reviews of the best places to grab a bite to eat, as well as information about the natural sights and beaches of Malta. There are also useful articles about expat life on everything from healthcare to shopping.

Expat Ceylon

©Expat Ceylon

'Expat Ceylon' is a twenty-something Aussie's experience navigating the hectic lifestyle of Colombo. She documents the trials and tribulations of everyday life in the city, as well as useful tips for those new to Sri Lanka. Needless to say, there are blog posts solely dedicated to her explorations of Sri Lanka with scenic photos to boot. This is a great read for anyone who wants to learn the realities of life in Colombo, along with the best places to go and things to do.



If you're after great pictures of sun, sea and sand, then 'WanderOurWay' gives you that, and more. This blogger documents her and her fiancé's experience of life in the Seychelles, with great sunset-over-the-ocean photos to boot. Not only does the blog feature some picturesque scenes of island life, it also includes tales of excursions and dining out, so new expats can find out just what there is to do in the Seychelles.