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A Trip to the Beach This Is The True Story Of A Trip To The Beach That Never Ends It S About A Husband And Wife Who Escape Civilization To Build A Small Restaurant On An Island Paradise And Discover That Even Paradise Has Its Pitfalls It S A Story Filled With Calamities And Comedy, Culinary Disasters And Triumphs, And Indelible Portraits Of People Who Live And Work On A Sliver Of Beauty Set In The Caribbean Sea It S About The Maddening, Exhausting, Outlandish Complications Of Trying To Live The Simple Life And The Joy That Comes When You Somehow Pull It Off.The Story Begins When Bob And Melinda Blanchard Sell Their Successful Vermont Food Business And Decide, Perhaps Impulsively, To Get Away From It All Why Not Open A Beach Bar And Grill On Anguilla, Their Favorite Caribbean Island One Thing Leads To Another And The Little Grill Turns Into An Enchanting Restaurant That Quickly Draws Four Star Reviews And A Celebrity Studded Clientele Eager For Melinda S Delectable Cooking Amid The Frenetic Pace Of The Christmas High Season, The Blanchards And Their Kitchen Staff Clinton And Ozzie, The Dancing Sous Chefs Shabby, The Master Lobster Wrangler Bug, The Dish Washing Comedian Come Together Like A Crack Drill Team And Even In The Midst Of Hilarious Pandemonium, There Are Moments Of Bliss.As The Blanchards Learn To Adapt To Island Time, They Become Ever Deeply Attached To The Quirky Rhythms And Customs Of Their New Home Until Disaster Strikes Hurricane Luis, A Category 4 Storm With Two Hundred Mile An Hour Gusts, Devastates Anguilla Bob And Melinda Survey The Wreckage Of Their Beloved Restaurant And Wonder Whether Leaving Anguilla, With Its Innumerable Challenges, Would Be Any Easier Than Walking Out On Each Other Affectionate, Seductive, And Very Funny, A Trip To The Beach Is A Love Letter To A Place That Becomes Both Home And Escape.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • A Trip to the Beach
  • Melinda Blanchard
  • English
  • 20 August 2019
  • 060980748X

10 thoughts on “A Trip to the Beach


  1. says:

    I seem to be one of a few that didn t give this book high ratings Why the low rating A few reasons the book is poorly written for starters It s a slow read and, to be brutally honest, not all that engaging once you get past the first chapter or so It s the memoir of a self absorbed couple who decide to move to Anguilla to open up a restaurant The adventures of an affluent white couple in a third world country Oh the stories they could tell about those nutty natives and all the crazy thing I seem to be one of a few that didn t give this book high ratings Why the low rating A few reasons the book is poorly written for starters It s a slow read and, to be brutally honest, not all that engaging once you get past the first chapter or so It s the memoir of a self absorbed couple who decide to move to Anguilla to open up a restaurant The adventures of an affluent white couple in a third world country Oh the stories they could tell about those nutty...


  2. says:

    Part one is a whirlwind and exhausting move to Anguilla along with building, stocking and staffing the beach restaurant An expensive and tedious process undertaken on Island Time. Part two is an endless and tedious day in the lifelike year of being a restaurateur This section was endless and repetitive though some of the staffs antics were rather amusing Part three involved a disaster and a rebuild All in all, a well written book that readlike fiction than non fiction I m glad Part one is a whirlwind and exhausting move to Anguilla along with building, stocking and staffing the beach restaurant An expensive and tedious process undertaken on Island Time. Part two is an endless and tedious day in the lifelike year of being a restaurateur This section was endless and repetitive though some of...


  3. says:

    Ok, so while I was pleasantly surprised by how this turned out to be sort of a foodie travel book, it still wasn t the best account out there It had many strengths to it, but in all, just wasn t as interesting as it could have been.Melinda and Robert Blanchard, after selling their business at far below what they should h...


  4. says:

    It feels like a long time since I read a really good travel book Or maybe it s just that it s the end of February and reading about a warm, sunny island felt like such a relief Whatever the reason, I loved this story of a Vermont couple who move to Anguilla to open a restaurant and make a life for themselves there.This is the kind of travel book I like best, the ones where the writers have donethan just vacation in their chosen spot they have lived there and because of that they can gi It feels like a long time since I read a really good travel book Or maybe it s just that it s the end of February and reading about a warm, sunny island felt like such a relief Whatever the reason, I loved thi...


  5. says:

    This is the memoir of a Vermont couple who moved to the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla and poured their heart and sweat and life savings into creating a world class restaurant there It was recommended in the Travel Section of The Ultimate Reading List that had provided me with reading for years and this is the penultimate book left On that list travel memoirs seemed t...


  6. says:

    This explains why meals accomodations on some Carribean Islands can be so expensive The first half of this book is fun and interesting to anyone who has ever visited Anguilla A middle aged Norwich Vermont couple relocate to Anguilla and open a restaurant It is still in business, and is called Blanchards Import duties, taxes, delays, weather, and the relaxed approach to life by Anguillans contribute to stress equal to that of any restaurant opening in NYC The second half drags a bit, then H This explains why meals accomodations on some Carribean Islands can be so expensive The first half of this book is fun and interesting to anyone who has ever visited Anguilla A middle aged Norwich Vermont couple relocate to Anguilla and open a restaurant It is still in business, and is called Blanchards Import duties, taxes, delays, weather, and the relaxed approach to life by Anguillans con...


  7. says:

    After reading reviews for this book saying it moved very slow and didn t grab attention, I didn t have high hopes But after reading this, I couldn t disagree with those reviewsThe story of the Blanchards was rather interesting I admire their dedication to live out their dream It had to have been terrifying leaving all they k...


  8. says:

    A nice, easy book that gave a general idea of life in Anguilla the sights, the sounds, etc I couldn t help but wonder how much money Melinda and Bob Blanchard had, to pull off their move to Anguilla, the movement of all of their possessions, and the opening of their restaurant And, of course, their lunches at all the expensive Anguilla hote...


  9. says:

    Loved this book Not the most well written book, but a good non fiction account of following your dreams I finally got to visit Blanchard s the restaurant the authors opened on the island of Anguilla a few weeks ago It is now a world renowned restaurant The food was delicious and...


  10. says:

    My dream to live at the beach How one couple can find the courage to give up everything they have to go live at the beach is beyond me Wish I had the guts to make such a bold move The island sounded beautiful already checking it out for a future vacation destination ,...

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