I think Whoosh has given you some very valuable information there, n62. Indeed, it's thought-provoking and generic enough that many, many people on this Forum would be well-advised to consider his counsel.
You may have such deep roots in the Iowa community where you reside that this may not be practical, but have you considered finding a similar position in, say, Florida
? Although some here like to put Florida
down, they do have education in the Sunshine State.
If your preference is to spend the winter months in the Bahamas
, would it be possible for you to cobble together some kind of "education-exchange" program with your peers in the Bahamas
that your college could benefit from, and which you would be willing to, shall we say, "manage?" If you can create some program that you can sell to your administration as a win-win for the college, perhaps you can have your cake and eat it, too.
Oh, by the way, the website you provide a link to contains some beautiful photography
. Are you the creator of same?