Live The Caribbean Life
After moving to Dominica, I’m guessing 🙂 – Jennifer love the island so much she wrote an E-Book on how to move to Dominica. Jennifer covers a lot details, details like:
- how to negotiate the visa process
- how to buy a car
- how to find a rental home
- how to move your household
- what to bring
- where to live on the island
- many insights into life on Dominica
All from her personal experience (good and bad). Jennifer also shares in her e-book the mistakes everyone moving to Dominica should avoid.
Dominica E-book Topics
Part 1. Why We Chose Dominica and Why You Might Also
Part 2. Location, Location, Location (and How to Choose Your Spot)
Part 3. Rental Property
Part 4. Papers, Visas, Residency, Citizenship and Second Passport
Part 5. Cost of Living
Part 6. Packing Up and Moving (Don’t Assume Anything)
Part 7. Some Nuts and Bolts (and the Rule of Three)
Part 8. The Inevitable Down Side
Part 9. Safety Concerns
Part 10. Quality of Life and a Vision for You
Part 11. Where to Stay (While Exploring the Island)
Part 12. Useful Information
â€œDominica is no “Mc-Island”, and it is certainly not for everyone, but it may the perfect spot for you. If you are looking for a simpler life near to nature where you eat fresh foods and breathe fresh air away from cheesy tourist makeovers, this may be your spot. And, the low cost of living may let you escape earlier than you thought possible!â€
Although I have not read Jenniferâ€™s e-book, but there have been many great reviews by people who have bought the e-book. Every year people from all walks of life come to make Dominica their home, just like my friend Dan Tanner who is planning to retire in Dominica sometime in 2008 with his wife Ruth Tanner.
Personally, I believe the “Escape To Dominica” e-book is a great reference tool for anyone who is thinking moving to Dominica.
Wow, Chris! What a lovely gift you have given me! How ’bout we all get together when the Tanner’s get here? I owe you some home cooking!
Jen, we purchased and have read your book, and think that it will prove useful. Chris, thanks for posting about it. Ruth and I would love to get together. But Chris has one thing wrong, but that may because I have not been clear enough about our plans. We will be arriving in June, but only for a month’s stay. We plan to return for a month again around Christmas-New Year. But we can’t actually retire to Dominica until 2008. I am retired now, but Ruth must work through at least April 2008 in order to secure permanent availabilty of medical insurance for the two of us. Her actual retirement date is October 2008, but her boss may let her take early retirement after April 2008. We have been coming to Dominica since 1987. In 2004 we bought our land and built the first stage of our home in Calibishie, after having lived in a rental cottage for a month. We have just completed the expansion phase of our building, on the ground floor. In 2008, we will build the final permanent living space on the first floor while living on the ground floor. When we move upstairs the ground floor will serve as lodging for friends and relations who visit, or can perhaps be offered for live-in help as we become older.
😯 😯 ..Thanks for clearing that up Dan… 😆
Dear Chris….I have been trying to email Jen Miller but have no success in that the email won’t send. My husband and I are going to Dominica for the second time to look around more and may get a condo (or something). We are most anxious to meet other Americans or expats that live there and possibly meet them and sip a cool one and have some questions answered. We will be staying at the Garraway from April 16 to May 1st. Can you help us????
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Sorry to be the one to inform you but Jen has gone back to the USA for good. I don’t have contact information for her. But she runs a blog called LeavingDominica (http://leavingdominica.blogspot.com/) maybe you can reach her there.
Dear Jennie, You could contact Tina Alexander at Island Guests for some help. (www.island guests.com). She is a UK expat, married to a Dominican and she runs both a real estate and relocation support service – we wanted both services so using her has been a seamless process for us. She has been great all round. We are relocating in June of this year with our family. Best of luck.
Chris – I really do enjoy reading your site – thank you!
Thanks F- I’m happy you enjoy my articles and if you ever have any questions or suggestions …please drop me a line.
[email protected] is the last e-dress I have for her. The only phone numbers I have were for in Dominica.
Fiona’s Web site is http://www.island guests.com.