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Island fever. It's real, take precautions to deal with it and save everyone a lot of heartache. It's US$800 for a round trip ticket to the US and Barbados is almost directly across from the northern tip of South America, so don't make the mistake of thinking you're near the US or that it is easy or inexpensive to get off island. A 45-minute flight to a nearby island can cost from $200-400 US in advance. If you expect this, and prepare for it, you will be much happier. Even going to another island can help cure island fever, and there are many beautiful places to choose from, but don't stay longer than six months without a trip somewhere or you will find yourself grinding your teeth. - Jul 11, 2016