Graphic: Living on an Island

For many, living on an island represents a dream existence, and yet few make this way of life happen. Our lives are tied up with career and family connections that keep us on the mainland, and we quickly find reasons why it just wouldn’t work.

Douglass Lea ’64 lives how others fantasize. In 2005, after increasingly lengthy visits over nearly three decades, he and his wife moved to Bequia, a 7-mile-square island that is the largest of the Grenadines in the Caribbean. His wife portrays the setting as “like living in a screen saver, the perfect picture of paradise: palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters, rugged tree-covered hills, glowers everywhere, dramatic sunsets, the sounds of nature surrounding us.”

On Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. ET, learn how Doug made the leap to a lifestyle in which “going formal” means tucking in your T-shirt. What is the reality of life in paradise, and is this obtainable for you?

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