saying goodbye to turks and caicos

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we’re about to board to new orleans as i finish writing this post. moving from a quiet island to a small but busy city is going to be quite the change. i know i’m going to miss turks and caicos, our home, my barefoot beach life, the weather and the laid back life everyone loves, and mostly my friends.

but i think i’ll miss the smaller nuances of the island too – these are the things that make turks and caicos, and provo, special to me. they are my favorite hidden gems on island, and are the places that made me feel at home here (beware, there’s a lot of food talk ahead) –

  • almost daily coffee dates (and playdates) with the friendliest team at lemon 2 go
  • friday happy hours with the kids at via veneto, and their bresaola pizza on pizza nights
  • mid week lunches at somewhere, oh those pulled pork tacos
  • linguini fra diavola at caicos cafe, best lobster dish on island
  • baby group playdates and russian tea cakes at melt
  • stocking on wine and french cheese at turquoise
  • spinning classes at rock it hot, to make up for all the eating…
  • monthly (pre-julia!!) massages at anani spa
  • super relaxing yoga at retreat the cutest studio on island
  • favorite mani pedi girls at luxury
  • beach walks on the best beach in the world

thanks to everyone who has been following my turks and caicos adventure on the blog – your emails, comments and tweets helped motivate me to explore the islands and stay inspired. turks and caicos is a very special place and myseastory has brought me that.

(i will not miss the mosquito bites, sandflies, the unbearable heat during summer months and my sweating all day…)

ps – 10 things i love and don’t love about living in provo (back in 2012 but still very accurate)

top turks and caicos posts

it’s pouring in provo as i write this, tropical storm joaquin came as a surprise and our flights to new orleans got canceled, staying safe and working on a couple of last blog posts on turks & caicos before we, hopefully, fly out tomorrow.

to ‘celebrate’ almost 5 fears of fun and exciting island life, i thought i would share the most read posts about the turks and caicos. if you’re planning to visit turks and caicos, this is a great round up of my favorite turks & caicos posts too –

myseastory-turks-and-caicos-mini-guidemy turks and caicos mini guide

turks-and-caicos-facts-by-myseastory20 quick facts on turks and caicos


10 things i love and don’t love about living in provo

myseastory-turks-and-caicos-beach-guideprovidenciales beach guide

myseastorybest time of the year to travel to turks and caicos

grand-turk-by-myseastory-1our trip to grand turk

turks-and-caicos-events-by-myseastory-10events and festivals in turks and caicos you don’t want to miss

my-sea-story-living-in-turks-and-caicos-with-a-babyliving in turks and caicos with a baby


grace bay beach walks


shopping in turks and caicos

ps – all turks and caicos posts here and all diving in turks and caicos posts here

5 last minute turks and caicos gifts

i’m almost packed, and it’s not too late to get a few last minute souvenirs from turks and caicos, here’s what i’m planning to bring with me –

last-minute-turks-and-caicos-gifts-1a perfect sized flamingo painting by jen, acrylic on canvas (available at paradise arts), i have a crush on flamingos and have been a long time fan of jen’s work.

last-minute-turks-and-caicos-gifts-4a ceramic turtle shell, hand made by joy (available at paradise arts), another animal i love, turtles are endangered and this is a great way to bring part of one with me.

last-minute-turks-and-caicos-gifts-2a turks and caicos beach bag (available at dive provo), simple and classic, perfect for girls & boys.

last-minute-turks-and-caicos-gifts-5a silver whale tail by atelys or any of the other beautifully handcrafted pieces she makes (available at paradise arts).

last-minute-turks-and-caicos-gifts-3and a treat for the flight, sea salt caramels from island kitchen (available at iga gourmet), made with local organic sea salt from salt cay.

ps – shopping in turks and caicos

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julia-3652julia at 20 months –  jumping in the pool, playing sand castles on the beach, hunting for geckos, petting potcakes, and a sandy feet baby life, enjoying her last week in paradise (although she probably doesn’t know) ♡

a weekly portrait of my daughter 

providenciales beach guide

myseastory-turks-and-caicos-beach-guidehow many beaches have you visited in turks and caicos? grace bay beach is the longest, beautiful and award winning one, but there are so many more worth a visit. there are still a couple i have never been too (and will have to be on my bucket list for my first visit back!) –

follow the map for our favorite beaches around providenciales – Continue reading