Well I found another good reason to stay with locals – to meet the neighbors. I went for a walk around the neighborhood and met a group that walks a couple of nights a week. Guess what – they invited me to join them!
I also heard the next door neighbor (very nice retired man Johnny) is from Montserrat so I went over to get information on visiting the island while I’m here. Turns out he is a former Rotarian (member of Rotary Club). Next thing you know is calling all these friends in Monserrat to see if they could host me for couple nights. They said of course they could host me and my daughter a couple of nights.
This would NEVER have happened if I stayed in a hotel.