Over this past Christmas/New Year holiday, Jave and I spent a week in his hometown of Negril followed by a week road tripping around the island. More
Santa Marta. It doesn’t live up to the picture that critics paint of Colombia. You know – the image of Colombia as a dangerous, violent country that’s still plagued by its drug-ridden past. To be fair, this isn’t entirely an inaccurate depiction. But what’s not as widely publicized is the fact that the country is taking great strides to improve its infrastructure so as to make itself more appealing to tourists. More
Someday, I hope to be able to put my thoughts about how I really feel about going home to Jamaica into words. My last trip there in 2011 was perfect, but it ended in tragedy, and it’s not really something I’m at liberty to talk about on the blog. Perhaps someday the story will make its way onto the pages of a novel that’s currently still in my head. More
Africa, Australia, and India aren’t the only places where you can take advantage of outback adventures. Add the Dominican Republic to your list of safari destinations. Okay, so you’re not going to see the Big 5 or venture into the Aboriginal bush during your journey through the Dominican outback, but what you are going to experience is a taste of the real Dominican Republic beyond the beaches and resort towns.
I love the Caribbean. Angeleno blood runs through my veins, but I’m an island girl at heart. I just feel a certain connection to the Caribbean that I can’t really explain. I’ve always had a keen interest in the Dominican Republic, I’ve been in love with Bermuda from the second our plane landed there (and it remains my favorite destination that I’ll return to again and again), and I’ve felt at home in Jamaica from the first time I floated on my back in its warm, clear waters. I feel a certain peace and oneness with myself whenever I’m in the Caribbean. More
In the summer of 2011, Jave went home to Jamaica for the first time since immigrating to the U.S. two years prior. And of course I went with him. Jave is from Negril, a little piece of Jamaican paradise known for its turquoise clear water, Seven Mile Beach, and the cliffs from which brave tourists and locals alike jump each day. Jave has made the 40-foot plunge several times. More