The names just roll off the tongue – the Bahamas, Antigua, Aruba, Tortola. Beautiful islands, year-around temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees, sunshine, sandy beaches. And, best of all for telecommuters, these islands are in the US eastern time zone half the year, and just one hour ahead the other half. But not all islands are created equal. Some are US territories – Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands – and moving there is easy.
Others are foreign countries, welcoming to tourists, but wary of foreign workers. Of course, telecommuters aren't competing with locals for jobs and, instead, bring money into local economies. Local governments are catching on – but not all at the same rate. Infrastructure varies greatly as well.