There's Something About Saipan!: A visitor's guide to fantastic facts, tantalizing trivia, startling statistics, dramatic diaries and hair-raising history from America's most colorful island territory

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About this ebook

Yes, there's something about Saipan that endears it to visitors and residents alike. But what is it exactly? Is it the weather? Is it the unique history? Is it the warm, welcoming indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people? Is it the unique mix of guest workers and expats from all over the world? Is it the unique, possibly magical. energetically enhanced proximity to the Marianas Trench, a combination of all these or something as yet unidentified?

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About the author

"Once upon a time, there was a Jamaican civil engineer living in New York who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, quit his job, escaped the rat race, ran off to a tropical island in the Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day, live a passion-centered dream life, and help others do the same!"

Walt F.J. Goodridge is a travel writer, nomadpreneur and tour guide known as "The Jamaican on Saipan." His Saipan-specific resume includes:

Tour Guide: 

Offers personalized WWII tours of Saipan and Tinian since 2007 (see

Workshop Presenter: 

Offers various business and writer workshops (see &

Weekly Column: 

His "Saipanpreneur Project" column was published in The Saipan Tribune from 2006 to 2010

Freelance Articles:

 in Marianas Business Journal, Marianas Variety & Saipan Tribune

Author of 10 books about Saipan & Guam: 

• Jamaican on Saipan

• Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin

• The Saipan Living Relocation Guide

• Doing Business on Saipan

• From Bugle Boy to Battleship

• Drinking Seawater

• Saipan Now

• There's Something About Saipan

• Amelia Earhart on Saipan

• Saipan Healthy


Senate Resolution recognizing his contributions to CNMI society

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